You Can Buy a House Without 20% Down

You Can Buy a House Without 20% Down

How much of a down payment do you really need to buy a home? Saving up a down payment is one of the biggest obstacles for most people when buying a home. You may have heard the old rule that you need to save 20% down to buy a home. 44% of Americans believe you need a...
If You Can’t Get a Mortgage, a Cosigner May Help

If You Can’t Get a Mortgage, a Cosigner May Help

If you’re having a difficult time qualifying for a loan, a cosigner may be just the ticket that will get you into a home of your own. Adding a cosigner doesn’t make a mortgage possible in every situation, but it can often help. What exactly is a cosigner? A cosigner...
Ready to Sell? Don’t Fall for These Myths

Ready to Sell? Don’t Fall for These Myths

If you’re getting ready to sell your home, you might be hearing some common myths from family and friends (or even strangers). I’m here to bust some of these common myths with accurate information about what you can expect when you sell your home. Myth #1: Overpricing...
Easy Ways to Protect Your Home This Fall

Easy Ways to Protect Your Home This Fall

It’s still sweltering for most of us, but cooler temps will be here before you know it. So much can go wrong with a house during the winter, but just a little babying will go a long way to make sure your home stays in tip-top shape all the way through spring (and...
Mortgage Terms You Should Know

Mortgage Terms You Should Know

You’re ready to get a mortgage and suddenly you start hearing and seeing all of these terms you’ve never heard before—APR, DTI, due diligence. What do they all mean, and most important, what do they all mean for your mortgage? Just a little knowledge will help you...
The True Cost of Maintaining Your Home

The True Cost of Maintaining Your Home

One of the biggest unknowns for many homeowners and potential homeowners is the real cost of maintaining a home. There are all kinds of expenses when you own a home, and it’s wise to plan for them in advance so that you’re not scrambling for money when something comes...