Getting a Mortgage on a Multi-Family Property

Getting a Mortgage on a Multi-Family Property

Have you known someone who has bought a multi-family unit and then lived in part of it while renting out the rest? It’s pretty cool to have someone else paying part or all of your mortgage. But getting a mortgage on a multi-family unit isn’t the same as getting a...
What to Expect for a Rental Property Down Payment

What to Expect for a Rental Property Down Payment

If you’ve got extra cash, you might consider investing that money in a rental property. Rentals can help diversify your investment portfolio and build financial stability. If you haven’t purchased a rental before, there are a few things you need to know about the down...
Six Housing Market Trends for 2019

Six Housing Market Trends for 2019

You may have seen headlines about the housing market slowing down, but what does that mean for you? Knowing what’s happening will ensure that you don’t miss the opportunity of your dreams. There’s no crystal ball to look into, but it’s not hard to find trends already...
Common Closing Costs (and How to Limit Them)

Common Closing Costs (and How to Limit Them)

Buying a new home is one of the most exciting events in your life, but the enormity of it all can be daunting. You’ve got to set your price range. Then you need to research your new neighborhood. And before you move, all your belongings will have to be packed into...
10 Tips for New Year Financial Planning

10 Tips for New Year Financial Planning

The new year is a time of both reflections and resolutions. It’s a chance to evaluate your life and think about what you hope to accomplish in 2019. If you haven’t settled on a resolution, or you want to take on another one, there are a few smart financial moves you...
The Best 2018 Gifts for the Homeowner in Your Life

The Best 2018 Gifts for the Homeowner in Your Life

If there’s one gift you want to get right this holiday season, it’s the gift for the homeowner in your life. Chances are, he or she is still making payments on what is hopefully a dream home. You can help with a gift to make the home even cozier. Here are a few ideas...
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...