10 Tips for Improving Your Finances in 2018

If you have been thinking about buying a home, one of the first things you need to prepare for is the down payment. While you’ll pay off your home over the course of your mortgage, a down payment will require you to put down a significant amount of money to secure this financing. Conventional loan […]

Should You Lock In Your Mortgage Rate?

If you’re buying a house, you know how many things there are to think about. From location to an agent to financing, you’re making a lot of decisions that will ultimately affect you in the long run. When it comes to your mortgage, you’re signing on to a long-term commitment to repay money borrowed. And […]

8 Real Estate Trends to Watch in 2018

The new year is here, and with it brings expectations and analysis for the real estate market. As a 2017 Kiplinger report shows, last year saw home sales and prices rise, in large part owing to reduced inventory available. Will these metrics stay the same in 2018? But sales volume isn’t the only trend to […]

Condo vs. Single Family: Which is Right for You?

If you’re in the market to buy your first home, have you thought about which type of property best suits your needs? For many new buyers, a single-family home with a yard seems like the first-step in homeownership—it’s a great place to have a family, and it’s not hard to envision yourself playing catch or planting […]

How to Choose the Right Real Estate Agent

Would you take tax advice from someone you randomly met on the street? Hopefully not. When it comes to any major financial move, you need trusted help, and buying a house is one of the most significant decisions you’ll ever make. So why would you go it alone? Finding the right real estate agent will […]

Low Down Payment Loans: What Are My Options?

When buying your first home, the last thing you want to do is drain every penny you’ve saved just for the down payment. But for many people, is there another option? The good news is: yes. A number of different mortgage programs are designed to help first-time buyers get into their first home by offering […]