You’ve most likely heard the rule: Save for a 20-percent down payment before you buy a home. The logic behind saving 20 percent is solid, as it shows that you have the financial discipline and stability to save for a long-term goal. It also helps you get favorable rates from lenders among other benefits. But … More Which Downpayment Strategy is Right for You?
Becoming a homeowner is a big step with big rewards. However, it can also be a challenge, especially when it comes to saving for a down payment. Thanks to a new law that goes into effect in 2019, Alabamians will be able to save for a down payment with the First-Time Homebuyer Savings Account Program, … More Alabama First-Time Homebuyer Savings Account!
Are you in the market for a new home or thinking about it? Either way, these tips can help you prepare and better understand the process once you make the decision to move forward! … More Secrets to a Stress Free Purchase!
Are you one of those people who wakes up at night thinking about money? Sometimes the thoughts keep us from even getting to sleep. Sometimes they creep up even during the day. Usually the thoughts are questions like: How to get more? How to pay the bills? Will I ever have enough to live, let … More Money! Part 1
When buying a new house, it’s easy to get distracted by size and think that bigger is better. However, depending on your situation, the opposite may be true. So how can you determine if your new home is too small, too big, or “just right?” You’ll want to consider these elements. What’s Your Long-Term Goal? … More How big of a home do you need?
Do you sometimes think you are throwing away your money on rent? With homeownership there are many advantages as shown in the graphic, but one of the biggest advantages is that at the end of the time period of your mortgage you will OWN THE PROPERTY and your monthy expenses will be greatly reduced! With … More Buy or Rent? What should you do in 2018?
Did you know your pets have preferences about the home they share with you? … More Dog Friendly Dwellings and More…
When you’re buying or selling a home, it’s crucial to work with a qualified real estate agent. Not just a professional, but an amazing agent and a market expert. So how do you ensure you’re hiring an amazing real estate agent? There are currently more than two million real estate professionals in North America.1,2 With … More The Consumer’s Guide to Hiring an Amazing Real Estate Agent