Think you need a huge down payment in order to buy a home ? Then you're in for some good news.
The "need" for big down payments is a myth in today's lending environment. Truth is, programs offered by three federal agencies are helping borrowers... (Read More)
Sure, a brand new front door and lovely landscaping might catch your eye as you drive up to an open house or new property on the market. But as you drive up, have you thought about looking up? As it turns out, tree cover has a tree-mendous impact on... (Read More)
Do you want to know the most effective way to protect your private information? It sounds simple, but it's incredibly effective: You must get good at managing your passwords. Here are three of the best things you can do to protect... (Read More)
Smoke detectors are one of the most overlooked safety features in homes today. Yet proper use and care of smoke detectors can dramatically reduce your and your family's risk of being injured or dying in a home fire. Here's what you may not know... (Read More)
Ready to put your house on the market this spring? Here are a few things you'll want to do first:
Clean, clean and clean some more. A clean home is more appealing to buyers. And we're not talking about giving your home a quick cleaning. You'll... (Read More)
Buying a home or know someone who is? You may want to add a fire extinguisher to your shopping list. Whether at home or at the office, they can be real lifesavers. Here are a few things you should know about this life-saving device:
It should be... (Read More)
When you're buying a home or refinancing, mortgage rates can often seem pretty mysterious. They can move up and down each day —sometimes changing several times in just one day! Here's why: Mortgage rates are highly dependent on economic news. In... (Read More)
House hunting more often resembles a marathon than a sprint. On occasion, the house of your dreams may just fall into your lap. But according to data from the National Association of Realtors, the typical home buyer searches for 10 weeks and... (Read More)
Your heating bill doesn't have to get as extreme as the weather. You can increase your home’s energy efficiency by following proven methods — and save money doing it.
Did you know that heating and cooling makes up more than half of the energy... (Read More)
Have you faced some financial difficulties in recent years but still want to buy a home? Here are some tips:
Order your credit report. Under federal law, you are entitled to one free credit report each year from all three credit-reporting... (Read More)