What Not To Do Before Closing On Your Home

You’ve found the perfect home, gotten pre-approved on a mortgage and your closing is just around the corner. You may think it’s time to celebrate, but until every last piece of paperwork is signed, the deal isn’t done. That means you need to be careful, because your lender is keeping a watchful eye on yourContinue Reading

Homebuyers: This Could Be Your Moment

Has talk of inventory shortages and rising home prices prevented you from getting out there and searching for your first home…or moving up to your dream home? Well, according to a recent report from Trulia, the tide is starting to turn, and conditions are becoming more favorable for homebuyers in many areas across the country,Continue Reading

Home Upgrades That Really Work

Bathroom and kitchen upgrades are among the most popular home renovations, but not just because the improvements are likely to increase the home’s value. Renovations to these high-use areas can enhance the practical enjoyment of your home while adding aesthetic appeal and style. A Better Bathroom Bathroom makeovers can take many forms, from simple updatesContinue Reading

10 Basic Personal Finance Questions You Need to Answer

We can’t all manage money like a superhero, but everyone should have a handle on the basics of personal finance. Don’t let what you don’t know about your own money rule your life. Can you answer these basic questions about your money? Is your emergency fund sufficient? Experts recommend at least three to six months’Continue Reading

Affordability Aside, Housing Optimism Picks Up

The confidence consumers have in housing is picking up steam—but not because of the market outright, according to the August Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI). At 88, the gauge grew 1.5 percentage points month-over-month; however, the confidence consumers have is on par with the prior year. In fact, 21 percent of homebuyers wereContinue Reading