Part of the moving process is changing your address so that all of your bank statements, bills, magazines and other mail goes to your new home. The quickest and easiest way to do that is to hop online and go to the U.S. Postal Service website... (Read More)
You found a home that's in the right neighborhood and an easy commute to work. The only problem: It's listed for sale in 'as-is' condition. What does that mean? A home that's being offered for sale in 'as-is' condition means that the owner is... (Read More)
While most people think of spring as the best time for a massive home cleaning spree, really any time of the year is a great time for cleaning, organizing and making sure your home is a safe place for you and your family.
How safe is your house... (Read More)
Selling a home can be a nerve-wracking process. It's your baby, after all. You have been there through all the growing pains, from painting the walls your favorite shade, to upgrading the bathrooms and putting your finishing touches on the window... (Read More)
Your credit score plays a big role in how low of a rate you can get on a home loan. Generally, the higher your credit score, the lower your mortgage rate. And the lower your mortgage rate, the lower your monthly payment.
Here's an example: A... (Read More)
The busiest home buying seasons are spring and summer. Summer is an ideal for many people and families to make a move and settle in before fall, the start of school and the holidays. But there can be some advantages to shopping for a home in the... (Read More)
The property disclosure report is an important document in any real estate transaction. In it, sellers must reveal any issues relating to a property that could negatively affect its value.
That's why it's so important for home sellers to set... (Read More)
Your down payment is in the bank and you're pre-approved for a mortgage. You're all ready to start looking at homes. Here are some tips for home buying the smart way:
Don't go it alone. Some tech-savvy buyers like to use the Internet and mobile... (Read More)
Did you know that numerous studies over many years show a link between owning a home and happiness and overall well-being? For example, a report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau shows that homeowners generally have higher financial... (Read More)