Are you wondering whether renting or buying a home is the right move for you? There are pros and cons in either direction - keep reading for practical tips on which option is the best fit for your situation. PROS of Renting Maintenance is taken care of. The cost (and fuss) of malfunctioning appliances or … Continue reading To Rent or to Buy? That is the question.
If you're planning a home purchase in the next 12-18 months, but you're worried about your credit, then RIGHT NOW is the time to work toward a better score. WHY? The interest rate, and even the loan programs available to you, depend on your credit score. Banks and other lending institutions will offer you more … Continue reading Questionable Credit and You Want to Buy a House? Boost Your Score by 60 Points in 6 Months!
Be honest: You didn't really know how much square footage you had until social distancing, did you? All of a sudden 2,000 square feet feels like a doll house when you, your partner, and the kids are all home. All.The.Time. That cozy 1500 square foot starter home that felt just right when you moved in? … Continue reading 8 Ways to Make Your Home Feel BIGGER
While the COVID-19 Pandemic is throwing us all for a loop, keeping us home, changing our work situations, and altering just about everything about the way we live our lives outside our homes, there are still people who want and even need to move to a new location in the near future, or need to … Continue reading 5 Ways to Keep Your House Hunt Moving Forward
*Disclaimer: I am not a licensed mortgage or finance professional, I am a licensed Realtor. Please seek expert advice regarding your finances from a mortgage pro licensed in your home state. Right now home mortgage rates are low. Historically low! The lowest rates on record in the past 50 years, in fact. For many borrowers, … Continue reading Mortgage Rates Hit Historic Lows…Should You Refinance?
You're driving around on a sunny Saturday morning, and all of a sudden you spot a sign: Open House Today. You're not really in the market for a house right now, but you've always wanted a peek inside the homes in this neighborhood. Should you visit Open Houses when you're not in the market to … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Visit Open Houses When You’re Not in the Market to Buy
Wintertime Utility Bills are just the BEST! Said no one, ever. High utility bills during the colder months are a bummer for all of us, but there are ways to beat those bills back into submission. Read on for ideas to help you keep more of your money, while staying comfortable in your home. Explore … Continue reading 8 Ways to Reduce Your Utility Bills