This Maneuver Can Help You Pay Less on Your Mortgage (Temporarily)Real Estate
Ever heard of a “mortgage buydown”?
Nov 13, 2023
48 of the Most Clever Tips Real Estate Agents Have Shared With UsReal Estate
From home buying and selling to staging and curb appeal.
Nov 11, 2023
2 Ways to Avoid Getting Spammed While Shopping for Mortgage Rates OnlineReal Estate
You can steer clear of those calls and emails.
Oct 16, 2023
The 4 Big Reasons Renters Aren’t Buying HomesReal Estate
More than a third of American households are renting their homes — thought not all of them want to be.
Oct 3, 2023
3 Things Every Self-Employed, Aspiring Homebuyer Needs to DoReal Estate
Buying a home when you’re self-employed is notoriously tricky. After all, an up-and-down income cycle is—understandably—less appealing to mortgage companies than a dependable paycheck. That said, it’s far from impossible. Freelancers and small business owners alike can absolutely be approved to buy the home of their dreams. It just takes a little extra prep work. If you’re thinking about entering the real estate market while still being your own boss, listen up.
Oct 3, 2023
This Is What Your Credit Score Should Be to Buy a HouseReal Estate
While you might feel ready to invest, a bad credit score can make mortgage lenders wary and cause your interest rates to soar through the roof.
Oct 3, 2023
You Could Save Money by "Recasting" Your MortgageReal Estate
Real estate finance experts explain how it works.
Sep 24, 2023
Here's What a "Cash Offer" Means (No, It's Not a Money-Filled Briefcase)
Nor is it a burlap sack full of dollar bills.
Sep 20, 2023
The Mortgage Cheat Code That Could Help You Afford a HomeReal Estate
It’s a “creative financing” move that some buyers are trying.
Aug 27, 2023
This Small Request Pays Off Big Time When Buying or Selling a HomeReal Estate
It’s an overlooked cheat sheet.
Aug 15, 2023
4 Major No-Nos a Mortgage Lender Says to Avoid When Moving to a New StateReal Estate
Some mistakes can even cost you your loan approval.
Aug 8, 2023
Yes, You Should Be Very Afraid of "Zombie Mortgages"Real Estate
Here’s what to know.
Jun 26, 2023
4 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Believe Online Home Value EstimatesReal Estate
According to the pros.
Jun 24, 2023
How an “Escalation Clause” Helped Me Win a Real Estate Bidding WarReal Estate
And sell my home in the process.
Jun 14, 2023
Here’s How Property Taxes Work — And How to Budget for IncreasesReal Estate
According to real estate finance experts.
Jun 10, 2023
The White House Is Making It Cheaper to Buy a Home with an FHA LoanReal Estate
Here’s what to know about the decision from the Biden administration.
May 12, 2023
My Mortgage Payment Shot Up by 40 Percent — But It Didn't Have To
Here’s what happened — and how to prevent it from happening to you.
Apr 18, 2023
5 Unorthodox (Or Genius?) Ways These 5 Homebuyers Saved for a Down PaymentReal Estate
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
Mar 8, 2023
Yes, You Can Buy a Home for Less Than Listing Price — Here's How Real Estate
You’ve probably heard that the market is cooling off a bit.
Nov 4, 2022
This Is How You Should Approach a Convo with a Mortgage BrokerReal Estate
According to an expert.
Oct 25, 2022
Why “You Need 20% Down” is a Myth: The Pros and Cons of a Buying a Home with a Low Down PaymentReal Estate
We’ve all heard it before: Before you can take the leap into the housing market, you need to start saving up to make a sizable down payment. For years, putting down 20% of a home’s purchase price was held up as the gold standard. While many still consider this figure to be their goal, rising housing prices are causing others to look for alternatives. Ultimately, only you and your financial advisor can decide on the best path for you to take.
Oct 14, 2022
Here’s How I Got a Mortgage (Even Though I Thought I Couldn’t)Real Estate
After my husband and I got married, we quickly started to think about the impending doom/joy (whichever way you want to call it) of “possibly” starting a family sometime in the future. To add to it, we both started to work from home: My project management position had recently gone mobile and my husband worked as a music producer in a home studio.
Oct 11, 2022
I Asked an Economist What to Know About Buying a Home Right NowReal Estate
Here are the 4 most important takeaways.
Sep 9, 2022
The Creative Way Homebuyers Are Winning Bidding Wars Against Cash InvestorsReal Estate
Cash is king in this market — but there are a whole lot of kings.
Aug 29, 2022
Are Adjustable Rate Mortgages Back? Here's What to KnowReal Estate
According to a mortgage professional.
Aug 27, 2022
I Bought My Starter Home Right Before the Bubble BurstReal Estate
The current housing market is giving me ugly flashbacks.
Aug 18, 2022
4 Ways to Determine Which Mortgage Lender Is Right For YouReal Estate
Here are a few things to ask yourself.
Jul 15, 2022
Here's How To Literally Move a House to Another LocationReal Estate
The cost might surprise you.
May 28, 2022
What Happens When a New Company Decides to Buy Your Mortgage?Real Estate
File this under “things that have surprised me as a homeowner."
May 20, 2022
Here’s What To Know About the Antiquated Real Estate Term “Dower Rights”Real Estate
It’s still used in some states today.
May 14, 2022
These 5 Friends in Austin Bought a House TogetherReal Estate
And you can, too.
May 6, 2022
4 Things Mortgage Experts Want You to Know About Today's Interest RatesReal Estate
Homebuyers and owners are rightfully concerned.
May 5, 2022
31 Little Ways to Save for a Down Payment This MonthReal Estate
With a tip for stashing away some cash for every day of May.
May 1, 2022
Yes, It's Possible to Buy a House with Crypto, As Long As You Know One ThingReal Estate
By the end of 2022, 12.8 percent of the U.S. population will own at least one type of cryptocurrency.
Apr 25, 2022
Here’s How a Real Estate Investor Says You Can Compete with All-Cash OffersReal Estate
Here are a few tricks to put up your sleeve.
Apr 17, 2022
Here’s What Being “House Poor” Means — And How You Can Avoid ItReal Estate
With tips from real estate and finance experts.
Apr 16, 2022
3 Tax Rules You Need to Know If You Purchased a House Last YearReal Estate
Keep an eye out for these credits and deductions.
Apr 1, 2022
5 Home Finance Trends on Their Way Out, According to Real Estate ExpertsReal Estate
Some of them are a pleasant surprise.
Mar 13, 2022
5 Language Tweaks That Will Help Your House Sell for More MoneyReal Estate
Zhuzh up your listing and get top dollar for your home.
Feb 21, 2022
This Credit Card Is Trying to Help Renters Save for a Down Payment with PointsReal Estate
The new Bilt Rewards credit card might be a solution for some renters.
Feb 20, 2022
14 New Homebuyers Share How Much They Paid for Their HomesReal Estate
Here's how people across the country got to the closing table in 2021.
Feb 16, 2022
Here's How You Actually Hand Over the Funds to Buy a HouseReal Estate
No, you don’t have to get a briefcase full of cash.
Jan 27, 2022
Here’s How To See What Your Home Is Worth Without an AppraiserReal Estate
Consider it a DIY appraisal.
Jan 23, 2022
Here’s How the White House Is Attempting to Help With the Housing Shortage Real Estate
The Build Back Better Bill has provisions for new homebuyers.
Jan 21, 2022
This Is How I Used a Cash-Out Refinance to Renovate My HomeReal Estate
We took our time and spread the updates out over the course of a year.
Jan 19, 2022