So you’re sick of renting and you’re ready to get your first permanent place. Homeownership is a significant part of the American Dream, but no one tells you exactly what to look for in the buying process. Here are some guidelines to get you started.
“The Money Pit” is one of the greatest comedies ever made. A young couple, played by Tom Hanks and Shelley Long, buys a house, and the renovations nearly destroy them. Bathtubs fall through floors, chickens explode from ovens! It’s hilarious. But what does a movie have to do with a mortgage blog? Everything, because “The Money Pit” house is now for sale!
I’ve gotten three VA loans over the years since I was honorably discharged from the Army. I’ve learned a few things about the loan along the way. Here are some of them.
Building the perfect home for you and your family can seem like a daunting task. Where do you even start? Here are some do’s and don’t that will start you in the right direction.
If you’re renting a home or an apartment, the time will likely come when you want to upgrade. Whether you’re looking to settle down with your significant other or you’re itching to invest in more than just your monthly rent check, the time may come when you’re ready to switch hats from renter to homeowner. But how do you know if you’re ready, financially?
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.
If you’ve been saving up for a beach town home, it’s time to make this dream a reality! The housing market is hot and interest rates are still historically low, so finding that perfect beach town home could be right around the corner. Check out a few destinations with high foreclosure rates where you could find a home that’s in your budget!
I’ve never liked midcentury modern, or “Googie” architecture – until just recently. Even if you don’t know the terminology, you’d know what it was if you saw it: buildings and homes that look like they’re straight out of a 1950s sci-fi movie. Because I’ve suddenly fallen in love with these futurist homes, I wanted to share a primer of some of the coolest space-age homes for people who aren’t sure if this style is for them.
Are you about to start your move? Make sure you’re prepared so your move goes off without a hitch. Check out our timetable and tips to help you pull off a stress-free move.
How do real estate agents get paid? Real estate agents work on a commission basis, meaning that their time and efforts are only rewarded once a transaction goes through. So when you see that line item in the contract, at least you know why it’s there. Read on to find out more!