When you have an addition (or two) coming to your family, it often means you have outgrown your current home. However, moving to a new house that will accommodate your growing family can be a challenge. You want to make sure your new home will not only be suitable for your family today, but will […]
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Home Financing Options for Returning Veterans
As the U.S. winds down its involvement in dual wars in the Middle East, a growing number of the military are coming home and returning to civilian life. Many of these military members will be ready to buy a new house or perhaps refinance an existing mortgage. The good news is there are favorable financing […]
Renting vs. Buying a Home: What is My Best Option?
The housing market has been making a comeback over the past year or two, with several markets seeing double-digit price increases year over year. With interest rates still very low compared to historical averages, many Americans are considering buying a home, particularly if the monthly payments are similar to what they are currently paying to […]
First Time Home Buyers: How to Qualify for a Home Loan in 2014
Starting in 2014, there are tighter restrictions in home mortgage lending standards. These changes are likely to affect one group more than most others; first time homebuyers. If you are planning on buying your first house in 2014, follow these important steps to ensure that you are successful. Build and Maintain your Credit Score: First […]
How Much Home Can I Afford to Finance?
There are actually multiple answers to this question. There is what the bank says you can afford and there is the amount you really should be financing to ensure that you would be able to keep up the payments without fail. Other factors to consider include the amount of other outstanding debts you may have. […]