Which renovation projects provide the biggest return on your investment when it comes time to sell your home? You can get a pretty good idea of which upgrades offer a better ROI than others by taking a look at Remodeling Magazine's Cost Vs. Value... (Read More)
The appraisal is an important part of the home buying process. But what happens if the appraisal comes up short of the agreed-upon selling price?
Here's an example: A home is listed for sale for $350,000. It's a multiple bidding situation, so you... (Read More)
The VA home loan program is one of the most flexible and attractive ways to finance a home today. There's no set downpayment requirement, no private mortgage insurance and rates are lower compared with some other types of loan programs. It's also... (Read More)
"New car smell" is divine, but nothing quite like the smell — and look — of a newly-built home. Pristine carpets, unblemished walls, the smell of freshly-cut lumber lingering in the air — it's hard to beat the excitement of taking ownership of... (Read More)
You found a home your family loves. But you're not the only one who wants it. What's the best way to make an offer on a home that other buyers are vying for as well? Here are some ways to put your best foot forward:
Start off with your best... (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)
Most home sales occur over four months each year — April, May, June and July. Have you ever wondered why? There are actually a number of reasons why spring and summer are such busy home buying and selling seasons.
One of the biggest reasons is... (Read More)
Did you know that numerous studies over many years show a link between owning a home and happiness and overall well-being? For example, a report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau shows that homeowners generally have higher financial... (Read More)
While most people think of spring as the best time for a massive home cleaning spree, really any time of the year is a great time for cleaning, organizing and making sure your home is a safe place for you and your family.
How safe is your house... (Read More)