If you’re about to go through the mortgage process for the first time, you probably have some questions. And there are probably some aspects of the buying process that you haven’t even thought to ask questions about. That’s why I’m sharing my experience with you. Here are some things I learned from my very first home-buying experience.
Wood floors are beautiful and versatile. Everyone wants them, but not everyone can afford them. Since I’m currently looking at flooring options to replace some low-quality laminate in my new home, I wanted to explore options that have the wood look – but not the wood price or maintenance worries. If you’re in the same boat, here are some flooring options to consider.
If you’re looking to get a mortgage without your spouse, or if you’re just wondering why in the world someone would do this, I’ve got a few answers. Here’s what you should know about buying a house with only one spouse on the loan.
I’m in the process of buying a home right now, and lucky for me (and all the other home buyers out there), there’s a great new tool to help you find the place that’s right for you: My Perfect Home powered by Home Scouting. Read on to find out more about this powerful tool and how it could help you.
While looking into some different college savings options, I came across Uniform Transfer to Minors Act (UTMA) and Uniform Gift to Minors Act (UGMA) accounts. So what are these accounts, and are they a good choice for your child’s education fund? Let’s take a look.
The fact of the matter is, weddings are expensive. But how does one go about setting that magic wedding budget number? From one bride to another, here are some tips for setting a realistic budget – and sticking to it along the way.
You might think that you can just use whatever financial gifts your friends and family give you for your down payment, but it’s not as cut and dried as you might think. When you’re qualifying for a mortgage, the source of the funds in your bank account will matter just as much as how much money you actually have. Here’s what you need to know if someone’s given you money to put toward your down payment.
With a fish, two cats and a child to take care of, I don’t have much time, or the skill, to take care of a garden. But I still want some plants around the house. So I did some research and found out that air plant terrariums require the least amount of gardening skill and knowledge – so of course that’s the type of terrarium I went with. If you lack green thumbs but still want to DIY a terrarium, here’s how to do it!
Are timeshares worth the money? Are they a scam or super-sweet deal? It’s a hotly debated topic, so let’s take a look at the facts and figure out if a timeshare could be right for you!
I love my grandma, and while I know she can’t do everything she used to do, I also respect that living with relatives just isn’t for her. She isn’t, however, ready to make the jump to assisted living. If you’re concerned about an older friend or relative who’s in the same situation, here’s what you can do to make things safe and easy some of the worry.