Warm up to winter house hunting.
A lot of people like to stay in on special occasions. Are you one of them?
So, you’re ready to sell your house. Like many sellers, you’re wondering if you really need a real estate agent, and it’s tempting to cut out the middleman, and keep that commission for yourself. And that may be the right option for you. Or you might find that a licensed real estate agent makes the process go more smoothly, and that taking time out from your own job would be more costly than you think. Before you decide, ask yourself these five questions.
How do you spot an up-and-coming neighborhood before it gets too popular?
You’re so close to owning a new home, and you can’t wait to move in. But, wait. Looks like there’s hole in the wall that wasn’t there when you last looked. How can you make sure you don’t get stuck with the bill?
You should always be cautious of quick-fix solutions to any problem. Well, your mortgage woes are no different. If you’re having trouble make your payments, your first step should always be talking to your lender. A lot of the time you’ll be able to work something out. And if you do that, then you won’t have to worry about these common mortgage scams.
You can’t change your credit score overnight. You’ve saved all you can for a down payment. But you still really want that lower interest rate. Should you pay to get it?
Paying your mortgage builds equity in your home. It may not feel like saving, but it is!
Think you know the best time of year to buy a home? It might be time to start thinking outside the box.