If you’re a homeowner or planning on becoming one, it’s normal to want to upgrade your home. While there are many exciting home upgrade methods, such as improving your kitchen or adding a swimming pool, one of the best is improving your home’s energy efficiency. Fortunately, improving your home energy efficiency doesn’t have to break… Continue Reading Five Powerful Home Energy Improvements and their Costs
If you’re thinking about buying a home (or regularly read our blog), you may have heard that interest rates are rising. Rising interest rates have powerful effects on the mortgage industry and individual homebuyers. While many of these effects are seen as negative (such as buyers having higher mortgage payments), there are also positive aspects… Continue Reading Five Ways that Rising Interest Rates Can Be Positive
Today (February 20, 2017) is Presidents’ Day. Presidents’ Day is celebrated on the third Monday of February, and was originally established in 1885 to recognize President George Washington, the first United States president. Within the federal government, the holiday is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday,” but the holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day… Continue Reading Birthplace Homes of Past Presidents
Your state’s cost of living matters, whether you want to build a home, are a first time homebuyer, or plan to raise a family. If a low cost of living is what you’re after, here are America’s five most affordable states in 2017. TennesseeThe Volunteer State is most known for its country music, Elvis, and… Continue Reading America’s Most Affordable States in 2017
If you’re a homeowner (or planning on becoming one), you can incorporate fantastic technology into your home at budget prices to create a “smart home.” Whether you want to adjust your lighting using your voice or control your home thermostat using your phone (while not at home), there are options galore. Here are some affordable… Continue Reading You Can Create a Smart Home for Under $1000. Here’s How.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is for more than choice meats. The USDA also offers a unique type of home loan that allows specific borrowers to purchase a home with no money down. It is one of the only loans, other than the VA loan, where an individual can qualify for a loan… Continue Reading USDA Loans – What They Are, How to Get One, and Why They Are Beneficial