A reverse mortgage offers homeowners age 62 and older an affordable avenue to access their home equity. For some, this provides an opportunity to pursue a lifelong dream, while others may simply make it a part of their retirement strategy. In any case, tapping into your home’s value also makes you contractually obligated to be […]
They say it’s the most wonderful time of year. With holiday parties, out-of-town visitors, and plenty of excuses to try a multitude of tasty treats, there’s definitely lots to look forward to—even as the days get shorter and the weather turns colder. Of course, the change in seasons can also bring on a case of […]
Home ownership is more than just a house with your name on it; it’s a financial opportunity that can create security over the years through life’s ups and downs. Whatever your goals, the right mortgage can help you along the way. You’re ready for a starter home. Wedded bliss is wonderful, but the grace period […]
A great handyman is worth their weight in gold. Finding someone you can trust can be a daunting task, but putting in research and effort on the front-end could prevent a lot of inconvenience and expense over the long term. Consider employing these must-ask questions before you shake hands and sign a contract with anyone […]
Although solar power has been around for generations, it was not long ago where the technology was both expensive and inefficient. Early solar panels could only convert a small percentage of solar radiation to energy, and the cost per watt of the technology was well outside of the range necessary to bring about a good […]
Over the past few years, more and more homeowners are investing in environmentally friendly home renovations. Not only are these upgrades good for the environment – they also have the potential to improve the value of your property and increase your home’s equity, while possibly decreasing energy consumption costs as well. For homeowners that are […]
June was another busy month in the red-hot mortgage industry. Here are some recent articles, highlights and tips for homeowners: Fed hikes interest rates and brightens economic outlook The Federal Reserve raised short-term interest rates by a quarter point on Wednesday, June 14. This was the third rate hike since December. Key takeaway: the Fed […]
Remodeling can dramatically improve your home’s livability, make it more attractive, and can boost your property value. Even if you’ve never thought of remodeling, consider the following locations in your home, and imagine whether you could improve them: Kitchen Master bathroom Living room Outdoor landscaping Patio / deck If you can think of obvious improvements […]
For homebuyers, your mortgage payment is one of several monthly costs you’ll have to pay. Other monthly costs include your property taxes, homeowners insurance, and homeowners association (HOA) fees. On top of these, homeowners can expect a substantial monthly power power bill. In the summer of 2017 alone, the average American household faces a $410 […]
Summer officially begins on June 20, and thermometers are on the rise. Some parts of the country have already experienced triple-digit temperatures. This makes cooling down in a pool an appealing thought for many people. But what about buying a home that comes with a pool? A home with a pool is something you should […]
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