Buying a Home
6 Tax Myths Even Smart Homeowners Believe Are True: How Many Misled You?
Taxes are confusing enough as it is—throw in an overhaul like the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, and it's understandable if ...Read More
St. Paddy's Day Special: 7 Emerald Isle Homes to Make Your Friends Green With Envy
Rather than spending St. Patrick's Day quaffing green beer and pinching everyone not wearing green, you can indulge ...Read More
How Big a Home Do You Truly Need? 5 Questions to Ask to Figure That Out
When it comes to homes, the popular credo is that bigger is better. More square feet = a larger slice of the American dream, ...Read More
What Impact Will Rising Rates Have on House Values?
Mortgage interest rates have already risen by over a quarter of a percentage point in 2018. Many are projecting that rates could increase to 5% by ...Read More
FHA vs. Conventional Loan: Which Mortgage Is Right For You?
FHA versus conventional loan: If you need a mortgage to buy a house, you may find yourself weighing these two options. What's ...Read More
Do I Need an Accountant This Year? 5 Signs the Answers Is Heck, Yes!
"Do I need an accountant?" might be a question weighing on you as you prepare to file your taxes this year: Even if you typically whiz through ...Read More
Would You Put an Offer in on a Home Without Seeing it First?
Thirty-five percent of people who bought a home last year said they made an offer without first seeing the home in person, up from 33 percent ...Read More
80% of Renters Believe Homeownership Is a Part Of Their American Dream
According to the latest Aspiring Home Buyers Profile by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 82% of surveyed renters ...Read More
How to Make a Competitive Offer Against All-Cash Home Buyers
Buyers who aren't paying cash for a house aren't necessarily out of luck. Here's how you can gain an edge over cash buyers. Buyers making a cash ...Read More
5 Reasons Why Buying a House Is a Way Bigger Commitment Than Marriage
A few weeks ago, my husband and I were having drinks with two friends who had just bought a house together—a fixer-upper they plan ...Read More
Escalation Clauses: A Little-Known Bidding-War Strategy
For home buyers locked in a heated bidding war, there is one weapon that may help ensure victory: an escalation clause. It’s an ...Read More
How to Explain a Gap in Employment on a Mortgage Application
A gap in employment can be a tough thing to explain, especially on a mortgage application. If you're going to depend on a lender to help ...Read More
7 Things in Your House That Are Dirtier Than Your Toilet
You wouldn't dare drink out of your toilet, but surprisingly, it's not the grossest spot in your house. After all, it gets regularly ...Read More
6 Useful Housewarming Gifts for the New Homeowner Who Has Everything
Buying useful housewarming gifts for new homeowners can be stressful. You want to buy them something practical, but there's a fine line ...Read More