Taking out a mortgage is a big financial commitment whether going it alone or with a spouse or significant other. In some mortgage situations, the topic of co-signing may come up. Should you co-sign or not? This article will go over the pros and cons of both sides in order to help a buyer (applicant or co-signer) make the right decision.
Owning a home is a dream for many. Often when prospective buyers and current renters start considering home ownership, start number crunching and analyzing the ups and downs of this life changing chapter, they ponder the rent-to-own option.
This particular method of home buying can be a wonderful option. Below are some situations where renting to own makes sense.
Every home has its own set of unique features but not every one will be easy to sell. When a house is less than desirable to home buyers, what can a seller do to create positive interest? Below are some tips on making the most with the house you are selling.
Home buyers will have a variety of wants and needs as they begin their house hunting journey. What about resale value? Should that be something a buyer should consider? This article will discuss whether resale value should be important and different features that affect it.
What type of home buyer would benefit from purchasing a home with a good resale value?
With interest rates being as low as they are, applying for a mortgage or refinancing are attractive options for many. Unfortunately, there many scams geared towards homeowners and their financing issues.
Here are some of the most common refinancing and mortgage related scams to watch for.
Whether we want to admit it or not, fall is approaching! Each season brings new opportunities to tackle home projects around the house both as a homeowner and as a home seller.
Below is a list of key things to tend to in preparation of the upcoming fall season!
You have found a buyer for your home, they made an offer, you accepted and both of you signed the real estate contract. Everything is set to go for closing….or not. Enter a home seller’s worst nightmare.
As a home seller, what do you do in situations such as vandalism or natural disasters, where a home is damaged after a home is in contract but before it has closed? This article will discuss how a home seller should handle unforeseen issues.
Houses come in a variety of different styles. Many areas of the country tend to have more than one style of home depending on the age of the area, environment and culture of people in the area. Both real estate agents and home buyers can benefit from knowing information about home designs!
When it comes to strangers falling in love with your house, appearances on the outside really can and do make a difference. Luckily, you don’t have to invest in pricey upgrades or fancy services to make your home look its best from the curb!
A few regularly planned to-dos and DIYs can have a very real impact.
For starters, keep your exterior spaces picked up and tidy—sweep away debris, toss any garbage or stray limbs, and wash something if it’s dirty. Stay on top of any maintenance issues, from peeling paint to cracked driveways.