Earth Day is meant to bring awareness to the ways we can preserve our planet and resources. As a homeowner, you can help the environment and your wallet, whether you are selling your home, buying a new home or simply taking advantage of low mortgage rates. Since Earth Day is April 22 this year, here are 22 ways you can cut back on waste and energy consumption.
Signing up for a 0% balance transfer credit card is an effective way to lower your credit card interest, if gone about in the right fashion. If you’re not organized and responsible, however, these cards can cost you big time in the way of outrageous interest rates after the promotional APR expires.
Next week, I’ll be on my very first trans-Atlantic flight. While this is sure to be the trip of a lifetime, I’m feeling rather unprepared for my journey through the Mediterranean Sea. Let’s go over some of the best tips to keep in mind before heading overseas!
Mobile phone hardware has improved drastically as the device has undergone a technological evolution like no other, since its introduction more than 20 years ago. Here’s a cool infographic from our friends at Frugal Dad with an overview of the evolution of the mobile phone and a discussion of the ways smartphones and apps are helping rebuild the job economy. Check it out!
Interesting article yesterday in Bloomberg. Despite record low mortgage rates on home loans, lots of folks are renting, and that creates an opportunity for real estate investors.
With mortgage rates amazingly low right now, it’s no surprise that many homeowners are looking to refinance to a mortgage with a lower rate. One of the most important factors regarding your ability to refinance is your home appraisal. Knowing how home appraisals work may be the key to understanding how the value of your home is calculated. Here is a quick recap of the appraisal process.
Stress is pretty much inevitable, but since tax season is just coming to a close, it’s likely you’re now feeling the after-effects. Let’s run through a list of easy things you can do to get some relief (before you feel compelled to get into a boxing match with your wall).
I stumbled across this article earlier today and figured I’d share it with our loyal Zing! readers out there. Marcie Geffner of FOX Business listed the two easiest ways for borrowers to pay off their home loan faster.
Are you planning a move? Moving can be expensive. Check out these five tips to save you money on your next move.
After skyrocketing two weeks ago, it seems that mortgage rates have fallen back to territory that we have been enjoying for most of the year. One week mortgage rates jump up for no reason, then the next week they fall to record lows. Seems to me that if you are thinking about refinancing or locking in to a mortgage that you shouldn’t wait much longer.