You find the unicorn: a house you love in the perfect neighborhood that you can actually afford!
But hold on. It needs work, and you can’t afford to buy it and then make the repairs. So what can you do? Ask your lender about a Federal Housing... (Read More)
"New car smell" is divine, but it might get edged out by the smell of a newly-built home. Pristine carpets, unblemished walls, the scent of freshly-cut lumber lingering in the air — it's hard to beat the excitement of taking ownership of a... (Read More)
Do you think student-loan debt is preventing you from buying a house? A recent survey by the National Association of Realtors supports that opinion.
The survey found that 71 percent of non-homeowners who are current in their student loans believe... (Read More)
You’re ready to move on. Maybe the house is too small, you’re moving because of a job, or you want to be closer to family and friends — the top three reasons for selling a home, according to the National Association of Realtors.
No matter... (Read More)
Selling a home can be a nerve-wracking process. It's your baby, after all. You have been there through all the growing pains, from painting the walls your favorite shade, to upgrading the bathrooms and putting your finishing touches on the window... (Read More)
If you are selling your home, it's important to keep safety in mind. Although problems are unlikely, it's always a good idea to do whatever you can to protect your family and personal belongings. Here are several ways to make your selling... (Read More)
You have an excellent credit score and a good job but not enough in the bank for a down payment. Sure, you can ask your parents for money or start saving money. But if you’d rather purchase property now, while interest rates are still very low... (Read More)
Interest rates are on the rise, but that does not mean you must rush right now to purchase a home. Interest rates move slowly, and even with an increase, you’re still seeing historically low rates.
You can get a 30-year fixed-rate... (Read More)
There’s more to your monthly mortgage payment than the amount you borrowed to purchase your home. When you’re calculating how much house you can afford, be sure to consider all of the components that typically make up your monthly home loan... (Read More)