Home buyers: Here’s your closing day checklist & budget

Get ready to sign on the dotted line. The home-buying process is a marathon, not a sprint. You need to get pre-qualified for a mortgage, search for that perfect home, and hand over your down payment. But, of course, it … Read more

8 home-buying myths debunked

If you’ve been thinking about buying your first home, you may have a few questions ― and a few misconceptions ― about how the process works. Take a look at the following eight home-buying myths we’ve debunked: 1. Myth: A 30-year … Read more

Want to be mortgage-free faster?

4 tips for making a dent in your debt. Congratulations! You’re a homeowner. Now that you have a place to call your own, you may be wondering how to pay down your mortgage a bit faster. That’s no surprise, considering … Read more

Should I get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a home mortgage?

What every first-time homebuyer should know. One of life’s most exciting milestones is buying your first home. It’s a big purchase, likely your biggest to date, and the process can be a bit overwhelming if you’re not prepared. So, what … Read more

Feeling taxed to the max on your home?

Learn how to appeal your property tax assessment. While American homeowners spend, on average, $2,089 for property taxes each year, the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) says between 30 and 60 percent of homes are assessed at a higher rate than … Read more