Budgeting for the Big Move to Homeownership

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Moving from renting to buying can make for some big shocks to first-time homebuyers, especially when it comes to monthly expenses. While renting often can require a bigger monthly house payment, it’s all...
Refinancing

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With home lending rates still at historic lows, now is the time for anyone with any appreciable equity in their home to at least look into refinancing their mortgage.Rates for 30-year fixed rate mortgages...
Get Away -- One Last Trip of the Summer

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Oh, where did the summer go? Maybe more important, what do you do when the boredom level is a lot higher than the budget for another family getaway? A Day at the Park. No matter where you live, a state or...
Being an Informed Home Buyer

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From websites that give you side-by-side comparisons to apps that help you narrow down your choices to be very best homes in your prime target area, finding the right home has never been easier.However, no app...
Back to School: Is It Too Late to Sell?

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As people realize that (gasp!) August is upon us already; it might seem like it’s suddenly past prime house-selling season. Fear not. Before you hang up the touch-up paintbrushes and your home-selling...
Water heaters – traditional or tankless?

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Tankless, or on-demand, water heaters have become all the rage the past few years, and for some very good reasons (who hasn’t shouted, “Who used all the hot water?!” at least once?).For one,...