When it comes to shopping, research shows that shoppers are becoming more and more savvy in how they use discount offers, online coupons and rebates to get the best deal possible on just about anything they want to purchase.
Unfortunately, the... (Read More)
Taking out an FHA loan? You have plenty of company. The Federal Housing Administration, also known as the "FHA," is the largest insurer of mortgages in the world.
So how does the FHA work? And how does it help you buy a home?
The FHA... (Read More)
Trying to sell your home? Although you may be tempted to take your home off the market during the holidays, don't. There may be fewer potential buyers in November and December, but there also are fewer available listings, which can help... (Read More)
Whether it's your first, second or third home, you can't always afford all the space you want. Here's how to make any home feel more spacious:
Choose colors wisely. Darker paint colors and tones can bring warmth to a room and make it feel cozy... (Read More)
With fixed-rate home loans available at such low rates, it's no surprise that they are so popular these days. But if you're comparing all of your loan options before you buy, you might want to take a few minutes to understand today's ARMs.
Why... (Read More)
Have you heard about the FHA 203(k) home renovation loan? This innovative loan program is designed to make it much easier to purchase a home that needs a lot of repair work or updating.
With a 203(k) loan, home buyers are able to take out one... (Read More)
If you're buying or selling a home, you may be worried about the appraisal. What should you do if the appraisal comes up short? Here are some options for both buyers and sellers:
• Walk away. If the appraised value comes in... (Read More)
If you lose your credit, debit or ATM card, how difficult would it be for someone to clean out your account? Easier than you might think.
More than one-quarter of all credit and debit card passwords could be guessed by attempting just 20... (Read More)
Not sure whether 2014 is the year for you and your family to make a move? Here are three housing trends you need to know about:
Mortgage rates are still low. Today's low mortgage rates remain a once-in-a-generation opportunity. Rates are... (Read More)
In the market for a new home? You'll want to avoid these common mistakes made by first-time buyers - and even those who already have purchased a home or two before.
Shopping before getting pre-approved. Without consulting with a mortgage company... (Read More)