12 Smart Things to Do with Your Tax Return

Saving money is sort of like eating healthy. You know you should do more of it, but it's very hard to resist making spur-of-the-moment choices that make you happier now but worse off later, like eating 4 brownies. A tax refund gives you a great chance to set yourself in a better position for the … Continue reading 12 Smart Things to Do with Your Tax Return

Home Equity Loans – What You Need to Know

The popularity of home equity loans, also known as second mortgages, is once again on the rise, after greatly diminishing during and right after the recession. If you are in the process of comparing loan options, here is information you need in order to determine if you could qualify for a home equity loan, and … Continue reading Home Equity Loans – What You Need to Know

How to Tell You’re Ready to Buy a House

Making the decision to become a homeowner is emotionally and financially complex. Here are some key things to ask yourself if you're considering whether buying is right for you. Do you have a good reason to buy? Sometimes switching from renting to buying is a no-brainer.  Maybe you live in a modern one-bedroom apartment in … Continue reading How to Tell You’re Ready to Buy a House

Tips for Buying Your First Home

  Is there anything more stressful than buying your first home? Skydiving? Perhaps. But surely spending six figures – much of it borrowed – has to rank in the top five on anyone’s anxiety list. Buying your first place may not be stress-free, but it shouldn’t be a white-knuckle experience either, if you’re prepared. Here’s … Continue reading Tips for Buying Your First Home

First-Time Homebuyer Tips

First-Time Homebuyers Face Hurdles That Most Can Overcome Buying a home can be a challenging process. So it’s best to be prepared for what you’ll be getting in to before you can move into that new place of your dreams. First off, figure out some financial basics. How much debt do you have? How much … Continue reading First-Time Homebuyer Tips

5 Ways to Qualify for a Mortgage as a Young Adult

In the current economic climate, getting approved for a home loan can be confusing and difficult for first time home buyers. However, with some knowledge and some preparation, young adults can obtain home mortgage loans and purchase property. To better prepare younger loan applicants, here is a list of five things that lenders will consider when determining whether or … Continue reading 5 Ways to Qualify for a Mortgage as a Young Adult

Home Equity Loans 101

When it comes to finding the funds to cover those big expenses, whether it be paying for college, covering home improvements, paying medical bills or taking that dream vacation, the equity in your own home can be a great resource. Understanding the basics of home equity loans can seem overwhelming. Let's check out the basics to … Continue reading Home Equity Loans 101

Home Buying Tips for Young Adults

Buying a home can be as terrifying as it is satisfying. Being in my mid 20's, I figured this was something I should research considering I may be purchasing my first home in the near future. This cheat sheet offers top home-buying tips from the experts. You can never have too much information when shopping for your home. … Continue reading Home Buying Tips for Young Adults