buying and selling: Rent or Buy? Here's How To Decide. - 04/13/18 08:07 AM
Wondering if you should buy a home or keep renting? You’re not alone.
Millions of people are faced with this decision every day, and your move is dependent on a variety of factors: your income, ability to manage maintenance costs/upkeep, how much you’ve saved for a down payment, job stability, the housing market, rental vacancies, monthly payments, interest rates, proximity to work and school – the list goes on.

If you’re stuck trying to choose which option is best for you and your family, the New York Times has a cool tool worth checking out: a rent vs. buy calculator. Input items such … (1 comments)

buying and selling: Conventional Program is STRONG alternative to FHA Mortgages! - 02/20/18 01:13 PM
Many prospective homebuyers are being hit with a few harsh realities. The first, finding a home that is affordable is hard, especially finding an older one that you might want to fix up and build equity into. The difficulty is compounded when you try to buy it with an FHA mortgage, which is a great program, but it does have certain "unflexible" components that dictate the physical condition of the home and it NEVER goes away!
(FHA Mortgage Insurance is paid at closing AND every month inside your payment, until you pay it off!)
Well, Fannie Mae has a mortgage product that a number … (0 comments)

buying and selling: 5 Tips for Buying a Home! - 02/19/18 03:41 PM
Looking to buy a home? Here are five essential tips for making the process as smooth as possible.
Get your finances in order.
Start by getting a full picture of your credit. Obtain copies of your credit report. Make sure the facts are correct, and fix any problems you find. Next, find a suitable lender and get pre-approved for a loan. This will put you in a better position to make a serious offer when you do find the right house.
Find a house you can afford.
As with engagement rings, there’s a general rule of thumb when it comes to buying a home: two-and-a-half … (0 comments)

buying and selling: The Top 20 Hottest Home RENO Trends for 2018! - 01/30/18 07:19 PM

Thinking about remodeling but you are a bit fuzzy on what or where the best benefit will be if you do one thing or the other? This is a common dilemma. There are a number of factors to consider. The first of which is how much money are you willing to invest? Then, you have to consider your relative skill or lack of skill in trying to execute a project yourself like those really fun to watch DIY shows on HGTV.
Now you have another critical decision to make that contrasts money and skill. It is your time! How much of … (0 comments)

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