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)
Believe it or not, winter can be a great time to buy a home. You might not relish the idea of house hunting this time of the year, but despite the usual weather concerns, you might want to think about bundling up and heading out.
Your first... (Read More)
Getting ready to buy a home? Now is the time to be thinking about which type of loan term best fits your needs.
Most buyers take out a 30-year fixed-rate home loan. In fact, more than 80 percent of buyers select this option because of the low... (Read More)
You found the home of your dreams. But you're not the only one who wants to buy it. What's the best way to make an offer on a home that other buyers are vying for? Here are some ways to put your best foot forward:
Start off with your best offer... (Read More)