5 Tips for Buying a Home

Looking to buy a home? Here are five essential tips for making the process as smooth as possible. Get your finances in order. Start by getting a full picture of your credit. Obtain copies of your credit report. Use a service like Credit Karma to understand the background. Make sure the facts are correct, and fix […]

3 Ways to Prepare your Home for selling

Selling your home doesn′t just mean hiring a realtor to stick a sign out front. There are a lot of preparations you should make to ensure you get the best offer possible in the shortest time. Repair. Just because you’ve gotten used to the cracks in the walls and the rattles in the radiators doesn’t […]

First Time Homebuyers – get that downpayment now!

For many first-time buyers, saving for a down payment is the most difficult step in the home-buying process. However, it’s a common misconception that you need 20 percent down to buy a home. Actually, lenders across the country offer mortgage products with very affordable down payments — some as low as 3 percent. Owning a […]

Is it time to downsize?

A recent study by Edelman Berland revealed that of homeowners who are contemplating selling their house in the near future, fully 33% plan to scale down. Let’s look at a few reasons why that would make sense to many Americans. In a recent blog post, Dave Ramsey, the financial guru, discussed the advantages of selling […]