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 […]

Five Tips for Boosting Your Savings Account in 2019

The bad news: Last year the Federal Reserve Board reported that 40% of Americans didn’t even have $400 set aside for emergencies. The good news: You can do something, today, to help build both your savings and checking account balances and put you firmly into the 60% of prepared Americans. The best news: You don’t have to stop […]

The Top Home Renovations with the Best ROI in 2019

ROI. It’s the three-letter acronym that home buyers and renovators learn PDQ when looking to cash in on their TME (Time, Money, and Energy). Renters interested in buying a home aren’t going to scour the web for home mortgages and agree to a 30-year-loan if they think they’ll end up with a 1,200 square-foot lemon. So, […]

Seven Unique Home Trends to Watch in 2019

The best homes, like the best home mortgages, are going to be a major part of your life for years, maybe even decades. So, all things considered, you should look to design trends that are vibrant now so that years later you’ll not just have a house that’s a solid investment, but a home that […]

How to Improve Your Finances in 2019

Resolved: This year I am going to get my financial house in order, even if it’s only a little bit. Of course, making a resolution is easy—especially in January—but keeping a resolution the whole year long is a bit tougher. However, there’s no reason it has to be. Instead of some abstract determination to “do better” let’s review some […]