7 Steps You Can Take to Start Improving Your Credit Today

The math is cold but simple: the best home mortgages are only available to those with the best credit. It’s an easy to swallow reality if you’ve never dipped below a 700+ credit score, but if you’re more typically in the 600 range, plus or minus another 100, this can be a very bitter pill. […]

Four Common Home-Buying Hurdles — and How to Overcome Them

Owning a home may be the great American Dream, but the obstacles to becoming a homeowner can make the whole process seem more like a nightmare. You might have your pick of the best home mortgages available, but there are still a lot of hoops to jump through during the home buying process. Fortunately, actually […]

Must-Have Budgeting Apps to Save for a Downpayment

Let’s get this out of the way up front: just as home mortgages are not “must-haves” for purchasing a house, no budgeting app is actually a “must have” to help you save for a down payment. However, trying to go it alone without either of these two options is quite simply way more trouble than it’s worth […]

The State of the Housing Market in 2019

What will the real estate market do in 2019? Over the past few years, the real estate market has seen record highs, with major cities like New York and San Francisco, and in-demand areas like Southern California seeing top-of-the-market sales prices. The booming market hasn’t been restricted to major metropolitan areas; in fact, smaller cities like […]

Top 10 Tips for Negotiating with Home Sellers

This likely comes as no surprise: The real estate market is strongly favoring home sellers over buyers these days. But time, tide, and home mortgages wait for no one; so if you’re at the stage where you’re making offers on properties, the following ten tips will help you develop a winning negotiation strategy when dealing […]

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