While the hectic holiday season may be all wrapped up, if you’re planning to sell your home in the coming months, the busiest time of year could still be around the corner. Spring and early summer often mean peaking prices and swelling inventory for the real estate industry, but getting an earlier start can make… Continue Reading Jumpstart Your Spring Home Sale
So you’ve found the perfect home and the asking price is fair. You’re just itching to utter those three special words: “We’ll take it.” But before you prepare to sign the dotted line, are you prepared for what comes next? Here is a quick glossary of real estate financing terms to help you through the… Continue Reading Deciphering the Details for First-Time Home Buyers
Most homeowners shy away from remodeling their homes. While it’s true that refreshes can be expensive and time consuming, they can also be beneficial to a home’s long term value. If you’ve reviewed your finances and can afford to upgrade, why not drop the sticker shock and grab a sledgehammer instead? Here are some rebuilding… Continue Reading Expensive Home Upgrades That Can Save You Big Money
Retirement-age baby boomers have recently been shifting the tides of the real estate market in what’s become known as The Silver Tsunami. Increasingly interested in downsizing, empty nesters are selling their single-family homes and embracing the amenities that condos offer. Here are some core reasons behind this new trend that’s been sweeping across the country:… Continue Reading Baby Boomers Are Embracing New Home Buying and Lifestyle Options
No one likes being surprised by unexpected expenses, especially if they’re potentially avoidable. Unfortunately, part of being a homeowner is accepting the responsibility of paying for repairs when that time comes—and it will. This makes a home warranty an important asset when buying a house. Despite not knowing when or what your next home repair… Continue Reading Will A Home Warranty Work for You?
Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM), also known as reverse mortgages, are an attractive tool for retirees looking to secure their financial future. Repayment of the loan is deferred so long as the homeowner, or non-borrowing spouse is alive, uses the home as their primary residence, pays relevant property taxes, insures the home and maintains it… Continue Reading What A Reverse Mortgage can Mean for Heirs
Real estate experts agree that reality TV shows about home buying and renovation often lead to unhealthy consumer expectations. While it’s fine to enjoy these shows for their entertainment value, being honest about your budgetary limitations and time restraints is important. Consider these truths before trying to recreate your favorite home buying or fixer-upper reality… Continue Reading Don’t Let Reality TV Distort The Realities of Homebuying
Are you getting the most out of your garage? Or has it become an overcrowded store-all of the items you want to get out of sight and out of mind? If your garage is home to everything but your vehicle, the New Year is the perfect time to reclaim the space and put the function… Continue Reading Start the New Year with a Garage That Does More
Resolution season is here. After shaking off the indulgences of the last couple of months, many of us look to capitalize on fresh motivation to pursue a new set of goals. Or at least a second chance at completing unfinished plans from the previous year. In any event, homeowners over the age of 62 may… Continue Reading Accomplish Your New Year’s Resolutions with a Reverse Mortgage
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