Defining Your Ideal Home

The property you buy will be much more than a house; it will be your home. So before you go out and view houses, understand what you are looking for. Try answering the following questions to help you clarify the things that are most important to you in your ideal home and neighborhood. Defining Your Ideal…

How Much House Can You Afford?

The typical homebuyer has been browsing through properties online, eagerly looking for yard signs, and attending open houses. However, before you even go house hunting, you should know how much you are able to spend on a mortgage. You don’t want to spend months looking at homes you think you can afford, when in realty…

Appliances – What is the Life Expectancy?

Not ready to face the expense of replacing your stove, dishwasher, or even your vacuum??  Read on to discover some preventative measures you can take to keep many of your household appliances from reaching an early demise.  Also, discover when it might be to consider finding a replacement… Appliance How to care for it When…

Down Payment Tips

Many people dream of owning a home but don’t think it’s possible because they lack the resources for a down payment and closing costs. Here are tips for securing that down payment. 1) Borrow from your retirement account: Many people have been investing in a 401(k) plan or traditional IRA for years and first-time homebuyers…

Tips to Help You Save Money NOW!

Saving money can be a constant challenge, so having the right impression is important. keep in mind that a budget is not a form of punishment, but a key step in helping you improve your financial well-being. When you are ready to make a large purchase such as a new home, you’ll have the financial resources at your…

Your Dream Home Checklist

When searching for a new home it is helpful to prioritize features and elements by needs and wants. This will help you sort through properties on the market quickly and keep you focused on homes that are worth setting up a showing. You may have to make some compromises, having your list separated will make it easier to stay in your…

How Much House Can You Afford?

The typical homebuyer has been browsing through properties online and driving around looking for yard signs.  This is a great start since it is important to get an idea of what you are looking for, however, it is even more important to know how much you can afford to spend.  Follow these steps to get a…