From ordering takeout to booking a doctor’s appointment, it seems there’s an app for everything these days. Technology touches every part of our lives, and recently it’s made its way into the real estate market in the form of iBuyers like OpenDoor and OfferPad — companies that are offering an alternative to the traditional home-selling […]
Veterans Association (VA) loans are among the best financing options available when it comes to homebuying — a well-deserved benefit in recognition of the service and sacrifice made by service members, veterans, and their families. Although VA loans are provided by private lenders, the VA guarantees a portion of each loan, enabling lenders to offer […]
Facing the normal pressures that accompany buying or selling a home is a tough task for most. Add in a dysfunctional relationship with your real estate agent, and the experience can go from demanding to disaster pretty quickly. Fortunately, working with a Realtor who can guide the transaction successfully is not merely a matter of […]
Cooler temperatures can add lots of little items to your to-do list: dropping the heavy comforters at the dry cleaners, taking an inventory of your baking supplies, and making sure your family has all the cold-weather gear they need to get through the winter. There’s one more thing to add to your winter prep — […]
The decision to make a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) part of your retirement plan should not be taken lightly. It starts with determining whether it makes sense for your situation, and also includes sorting through choices such as lump sum or installment payments, and considering a traditional reverse mortgage versus a HECM for Purchase […]
The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) recently updated its rules to make it easier for buyers and owners of condominium units to access FHA financing. The change, which went into effect earlier this month, opens up new possibilities for homebuyers and creates a new avenue for seniors interested in taking advantage of a Home Equity Conversion […]
While smart home technology can help homeowners improve efficiency, save money on energy bills, and see who’s at the front door, recent news reports have raised concerns about the security of high-tech security systems. These monitoring systems can be susceptible to hacking, and some users have fallen prey to the prying eyes and ears of […]
You’ve saved up your cash, found a real estate agent, and started your home search. What’s next? Here are a few tips for making a smooth transition from renter to homeowner. Timing is key Nationwide, the average closing period on a home is about 50 days from the time you make an offer. Consider beginning […]
Retirement is much more than just the end of a career. Hopefully, it’s also a substantial portion of your adult life. Working with a trusted financial advisor can be a smart way to prepare and can give you the confidence to make the most of your Golden Years. Whether you’re looking for a retirement advisor, […]
The official start of autumn has begun. Leaves will soon begin to change, and stores and coffee shops across the nation have already started rolling out pumpkin-spice-everything. For little ones across the country, fall also means Halloween and the fun of trick-or-treating. Put a few of these tips into action to make your home a […]
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