Sometimes in order to reach a short term savings goal you have to cut expenses, find ways to increase income and come up with a family budget that helps you to reach your goals.
Over the years Zillow.com has become an essential tool for home buyers and sellers. Here’s why.
The process of finding a new place to call home, and selling your existing house at the same time can be extremely time consuming and emotionally draining, but potentially rewarding.
Homeowner’s insurance is an important piece of a financial plan, and is required by most mortgage companies. How do you ensure you’re covered and that you get an affordable rate?
Making your first home a duplex (or other small multifamily property) can be extremely advantageous for you and your financial future. Here’s why.
Have you refinanced your mortgage in the past year or so? If not, you may want to get started now, and here’s why…
How much house can you afford if you want to keep yourself in a sound financial position? How much should you spend if you also want to build wealth?
When you add it all up, selling a home can cost thousands of dollars in commissions, fees, taxes and other costs. Here’s what costs to expect when selling your house.
The economy is still in the doldrums, but one of the side effects has been that the rates on home mortgages are at their lowest levels ever. Last week 30 year fixed mortgages reached historic lows when they breached an average of 3.53%. Not only that, but 15 year fixed mortgages averaged only 2.83%! From […]
Having an emergency fund saved is important so that when problems do occur, they aren’t as bad as they could be. Here’s how our emergency fund helped us when our AC went out.
When buying a new home it is important to monitor your credit situation as credit scores from FICO or other agencies can have a big impact on what mortgage rate you receive.
The government just announced a settlement with 5 major banks that will mean some homeowners will now be eligible to receive reductions in principal, a refinance or compensation.
Trying to find a new house when your current house is underwater presents a big challenge. Here are some options of what you can do when you end up in that situation.
When you have mortgage debt forgiven due to a short sale or foreclosure, will you be liable to pay for the forgiven amount when it comes to tax time?