Questions to Ask When Choosing a Lender

Loan terms, rates, and products can vary significantly from one company to the next. When shopping around, these are a few things you should ask about. General questions: 1️⃣ What are the most popular mortgages you offer? Why are they so popular? 2️⃣ Are your rates, terms, fees, and closing costs negotiable? 3️⃣ Do you […]

Creating Storage Underneath Your Stairs

By: Jan Soults Walker Sweep out the dust bunnies. Clear away the clutter. Time to put wasted space beneath the staircase to work with these customized storage solutions. That hollow triangle of space beneath your staircase can house more than lint. Claim the square footage for organizing your stuff. See which of these storage solutions […]

In Closing: How to Seal the Home-Buying Deal

By: HouseLogic Sign that paperwork. Write those checks. Get those keys! The closing. It all comes down to this. The grand finale. Once you have the keys, the house is yours. (Cue: Air horn sound!) Nice work getting this far. You’re almost a homeowner! Let’s run through some questions you may have as you cross the […]

Make an Offer Like a Boss

By: HouseLogic These 10 money- and time-saving steps can help you craft a winning bid. Ah, the offer! Know Your Limits | Learn to Speak “Contract” | Set Your Price | Figure Out Your Down Payment | Make an Earnest Money Deposit | Review Contingency Plans | Read the Fine Print | Make a Date to Settle |  Write a Fan Letter to the Seller |  Brace Yourself for a Counteroffer Cinematically speaking, this […]

Organize Your Home In a Month In Less Than an Hour a Day

By: Jamie Wiebe  A super-easy plan for getting organized without adding to your home-is-school, home-is-work, home-is-everything time burden. Did you ever notice that your self-improvement pacts with yourself are action oriented? Walk 10,000 steps a day. Fix that leaky faucet. Register for VolunteerMatch. But “get organized”? It’s a goal so broad that just trying to […]

Pitfalls in Real Estate

If you are interested in investing in real estate, there are some things that you are going to want to do and common pitfalls that you are going to want to avoid. It is important to note that investing in real estate takes time, patience, and most importantly, cash. You probably shouldn’t invest in real estate until […]

Protect Your Investment

The impact of COVID-19 was swift and unexpected, leaving many people in a financial emergency. If you are a homeowner who is struggling or unable to meet your loan obligations, work with housing experts and your lender to find a solution, now. Don’t wait until you fall behind to seek help. Acting quickly may help […]