What Is a Construction Loan and How Does It Work?

You’re finally ready to step up from renter to homeowner, but despite keeping an open mind on gas vs. electric ranges and ranch-style vs. open-floor-plans, you just can’t seem to find a place you want to take on 15-30 years worth of debt for. One option is to skip traditional home mortgages and opt for […]

The Value of Thinking Long-Term with Real Estate

Even in the best of situations, purchasing a home is not a decision to be made lightly. Ask any four people their opinion, and you’ll likely get five different answers. It’s not the most reassuring assessment when you’re thinking about dropping tens of thousands of dollars on a home—and that’s just the closing and upfront […]

11 Unique Things that May Impact Your Home’s Worth

One of the weird things about people is that we tend to downplay our strengths and focus on our weaknesses. This can go double for our homes, especially when we’re trying to assess how much they’re worth. “It’s just another two-bedroom, two-bath.” “The backyard isn’t as big as I’d like.” “The tree in the yard […]

How to Make Your Lawn Look Great for Your First Open House

Clichés become, well, clichéd for a reason: there’s a big chunk of truth in them. And when it comes to selling your home the old saying, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression” never rings truer. Your front yard can make or break a potential buyer’s interest in your home. If the first […]

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. […]

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