How to Build Home Equity Faster

Equity. Some people like to talk about it as if it’s some mysterious, complex beast, but it’s actually very simple: Equity is just the difference between what you owe on your home and what it’s worth on the market. The more you have, the better off you are financially. And increasing your equity isn’t just […]

Should You Consider a Rent-to-Own Property?

“Why rent when you can build equity?” is the usual refrain when talking with homeowners and would-be homeowners. While there’s still plenty of value left in the old saw, the truth is the best home mortgages are out of reach for many people. And with all of the recent factors lining up to make home […]

8 Packing Tips to Simplify Your Move

Congratulations! Exhaustively poring over website tutorials, YouTube videos, and article after article of “Tips and Tricks” has paid off in spades, and the dream house you’ve always wanted is yours. Finally, you can stop dreaming about things like “best mortgage rates” and “FICO score rehab,” and start dreaming about lawn care and the joy of […]

What Does it Mean if There’s a Lien on a Home?

The path towards home ownership may have gotten a bit rockier in the last few years, but let’s face it: it’s still the bedrock upon which the American Dream is built and a major life goal for most couples. So it can rankle a bit to finally find a home you both like and can afford, get […]