Proactive Steps for First-Time Homebuyers
A house could be the biggest purchase you will ever make, and the process of shopping for a home and obtaining a mortgage can be overwhelming. However, there are steps you can take to make the process more manageable and the purchase more attainable.
1. Know Your Credit History and Score
June is National Homeownership Month
June is National Homeownership Month. Americans often think of their homes as more than just a place to "hang their hats." Homeownership has long been considered part of the greater "American Dream" that includes "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" as mentioned in our country's...
Here's Why Your Home Equity is Your Most Valuable Asset
A simple way to understand the definition of home equity is to think of it as the portion of your home that you truly own, in other words, the value of your home not included in your current home loan. Home equity is what makes homeownership such a great investment. The opportunity to increase...
How Quickly Can You Save Your Down Payment?
Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer. Depending on where you live, median income, median rents, and home prices all vary. So, we set out to find out how long it would take to save for a down payment in each state.
Questions to Ask Before Moving To Shorten Your Commute
Is it worth moving to shorten your work commute? It certainly sounds reasonable but let's break it down and see if it makes sense for your situation.
But first, is commuting all that bad? Unfortunately, yes! Some say that long work commutes add unnecessary stress to their lives and may...
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