8 Tips for Buying a House when You Have Student Loan Debt

You’re carrying a lot of student debt, but you want to buy a house? Read on for eight protips you can use to improve your chances of qualifying for a home mortgage. Let’s not sugar-coat what you already know: student loan debt makes a lot of things more difficult than if you were debt free. […]

10 Unconventional Strategies for Buying a Home in a Hot Market

If you’re constantly coming in second place when shopping for a home, try one of these 10 non-standard techniques to help you win the prize and a new address. It’s oh-so-frustrating, but also oh-so-true: the best home mortgages are of no use if you’re constantly getting beat out by other home buyers. You might think […]

The Home Inspector Found Mold… Now What?

Mold. It’s the four-letter-word of home ownership. But what exactly does it mean if an inspector has found it in your dream home? What are your options beyond simply moving on to the next house with a For Sale sign? For this article, we’re going to assume you’ll want to stick with the house you’re […]

18 Money-Saving Winterizing Tips for Your Home

To borrow a phrase, drafty halls do not make for a comfy house. Now that you’ve purchased your home, make sure your first winter is a warm and cost-effective one. Below are 18 money-saving ways to winterize your home. THINGS YOU CAN DO FOR FREE Clean the Gutters: If rainwater can’t easily flow out the spout, […]

Are FHA Loans a Good Option for First-Time Buyers?

If the conventional path for purchasing a home—20% down and a 700+ credit score to secure the best mortgage—isn’t in the cards, an FHA loan might be the next-best solution. At a time when home prices are still rising, FHA loans have lower, more accessible requirements than standard loans. However, with these lower standards come […]

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