What Will Happen to My Earnest Money?

Earnest money is usually expected when a buyer puts an offer on a home. The money shows that the buyer...

Tips on Choosing the Right Storage Unit

Whether you need a place to store items when you’re selling a home, downsizing, or just need extra temporary space,...

Top 10 Home Improvements that Increase Value

As home owners spent more time in their homes last year, remodeling hit a new high. And the trend hasn’t...

Top 10 Tips for Buying in a Tight Seller’s Market

Competition is fierce for buyers in today’s housing market. When there are more buyers than people ready or willing to...

Best and Worst Uses of a Home Equity Loan

Building equity in your home comes with many advantages. Among the most useful financial advantages is being able to take...

Five Things to Know When You Inherit Property

While inheriting property from a relative or friend may sound appealing, there are financial considerations and steps to be aware...

What is a 3D Printed Home and Is it Going to Revolutionize Housing?

February 2021—On Long Island, New York, builder Kirk Andersen just made a 900-square-foot model home with 3D printing technology. It’s...

The Rise in Single Women Homebuyers

Although married homebuyers still dominate the housing market, single women outnumber single men in the hunt for a home by...

When Can I Stop Paying PMI?

If you put down less than 20% of your home loan, you’re probably paying PMI (private mortgage insurance). PMI protects...

Can I Buy a House After Bankruptcy?

People who file for bankruptcy aren’t always the irresponsible types who should never get a loan again. Many of the...

How Student Loan Debt is Hurting First-time Homebuyers

First-time home buyers have always been critical to the health of the housing market. Today, first-timers make up 29% of...

Upsides and Downsides to Lower Mortgage Rates

As interest rates drop below 3%, many buyers (and refinancing home owners) are jumping into action. While lower interest rates...

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