Buying a home can be a big step up the ladder toward financial security. But after sharpening your money management skills on your way to mortgage, what can you do to make sure you stay on a positive path? One smart place to focus your attention is on growing your home equity. And a simple […]
For those of us that need our space but still want to keep the environment in mind, there’s good news: Moving into a tiny home isn’t your only option. With sustainable building materials and several loan options suited to renovations, now is a great time to add value and sustainability to your home. Say Hello […]
Retirement is around the corner, and you’re looking to update your home without blowing your budget. So, what is the solution? Consider going green when choosing to remodel and using a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), or reverse mortgage, to enjoy the best of both worlds. A HECM, an FHA-insured loan for homeowners 62 and […]
One aspect of owning a home that flies under the radar until there’s a problem is maintenance. It happens to everyone, but it’s more likely to occur for homeowners settled into their houses and their routines. Post-retirement, it’s not uncommon for weekend house projects and small fixes to fall by the wayside over time. Beyond […]
If you’re looking to upgrade and renovate your home, it’s the perfect opportunity to embrace eco-friendly improvements that could save money, reduce your carbon footprint, and potentially raise the resale value of your home. Energy Efficient Upgrades Lowering your energy costs is a plus when considering upgrades. At the top of the list are large, […]
You’ve made the decision to sell your house, but does it have the appeal buyers are looking for when it comes to clean open spaces, a manicured lawn or spacious garage? Start with First Impressions and Curb Appeal A sloppy exterior doesn’t do a home any favors and could discourage buyers. Improving your front and […]
With the temperatures rising and summer months just around the corner, the cool convenience of a backyard swimming pool starts to look very tempting. Of course, pools can come with a hefty price tag, so it’s best to consider your options carefully before diving into a big project. Enjoy A Deep Discount Before you start […]
When spring is in full swing, it can feel like there just isn’t enough time in the day to get everything done (even with the precious extra sunlight). The good news is, it’s a great time to make long-term home improvements that will save you plenty of time and won’t break the bank. Even better, […]
We often start the new year with resolutions to better ourselves, but that doesn’t always extend to the space that most defines us—our home. If you plan to stay in the house long enough to see a return on investment, and if you’ve got the itch to make some structural changes, make this the year […]
For most potential buyers, home ownership is a huge decision, particularly in an age of increased student loan debt. Since most people can’t afford to pay for a home outright, the idea of taking on a mortgage—and a multi-year commitment—can be daunting. Everyone’s financial situation is different, but it’s worth exploring the long-term economic benefits […]
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