10 Best-Kept Secrets for Buying a Home

Buying Secret #10: Keep Your Money Where It Is  It’s not wise to make any huge purchases or move your money around three to six months before buying a new home. You don’t want to take any big chances with your credit profile. Lenders… Read More

Posted on: August 28, 2018

7 Qualities of a Good Neighbor

Win and woo your next-door friends with a little neighborly know-how. If you want good neighbors, you’ll first have to become one yourself. Master these seven techniques, and even you (yes, you!) can win the approval of your entire neighborhood. 1.… Read More

Posted on: August 15, 2018

How Credit Score Affects Your Mortgage Rate

Credit scores directly impact mortgage interest rates. Just 100 points could cost, or save, you thousands.  Without a high credit score, you won’t qualify for the best mortgage rates available, which could mean you’ll end up paying more… Read More

Posted on: August 9, 2018

FHA Loan Credit Score Requirements for 2018

You must have a credit score of at least 500 for an FHA loan, but to qualify for the lowest down payment, you’ll need 580 or higher. FHA loans can be the long-sought answer for first-time homebuyers with lower credit scores and low down payments.… Read More

Posted on: July 30, 2018

5 Things Every Home Buyer Needs to Know About New Construction

Imagine being the very first person to live in your new home Any buyer shopping for a home today, in any market and at any price point, is likely to come across new construction homes for sale. The sellers are both large national builders… Read More

Posted on: July 25, 2018

VA Loans vs. Conventional Loans

Deciding between a VA loan or a conventional loan may seem easy. No money down, no mortgage insurance, a better interest rate — a VA mortgage wins hands down, right? But when you consider things like the VA funding fee and perhaps putting enough… Read More

Posted on: July 17, 2018

6 Smart Ways to Build Home Equity

Want to create wealth through homeownership? Build equity.  Home equity is the percentage of your home’s value that you own, and it’s key to building wealth through homeownership. Let’s take a closer look at how to build home equity… Read More

Posted on: July 12, 2018

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