Is a Summer House Worth the Investment?

Who doesn’t want somewhere special to relax on holidays and vacations? A summer house is a term frequently used to describe a vacation house. It’s somewhere you stay on long weekends, [...]


What Is A Streamline Mortgage?

The circumstances of life can change, and nothing is set in stone. Interest rates and the property market are no different. Home mortgage refinancing is a viable option for some people and, [...]


Real Estate Terms That Everyone Should Know

When going into real estate, always consider the specific terms and verbiage that will be used from your fellow homebuyers/sellers or even from your real estate agent (if you go that route). [...]


How to Stage Your Home on a Budget

Staging your home is another way that you can prepare to sell your home, if you are looking to sell your home. This also pertains to selling your home and making sure that it appeals to all who [...]


How A Swimming Pool Can Add Value To A Home

Purchasing a home is one of the largest investments you’ll likely make in your life. Whether or not you plan on selling your home any time soon, it is important to take steps to preserve and [...]


Why Buying A House Is An Investment And Should Be Taken Seriously

“Purchased with common sense, paid for in full, and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world” – Franklin D. Roosevelt.   Owning your home is the [...]


How Soon After Paying Off Debt Do I Have To Wait For My Credit Score To Change?

If you are in debt, you should understand the situation is temporary.  Do not lose hope.  Pay down your debt in due time and your credit score will gradually increase.  The length of time you [...]


Can I Dispute An Appraisal As Ordered By The Bank?

A bank appraisal is a necessary step in the home buying or selling process. Since it is a decisive factor on how much the lender will be willing to loan to the buyer, waiting for the results can [...]


What Are “Lender Overlays”?

Government agencies such as the Federal Housing Administration(FHA) set forth specific mortgage guidelines. One example would be to qualify for a loan the FHA allows a minimum credit score of [...]


How Badly Does a Short Sale Affect Your Credit Score?

When you’re facing a foreclosure, it’s best to do whatever you can to salvage your credit score. A short sale is often seen as a solution to foreclosure and as a way to protect your [...]