Simple Solutions for Building More Equity in Your Home

One of the major benefits of homeownership is you naturally build equity over time. Owning a real estate property is a great financial choice for your family. Eventually, your home will be paid in full, and you will have the opportunity to live mortgage-free because of the equity that you’ve gained in the property. Over […]

Don’t Overlook These Important Homeownership Costs

What costs do you need to anticipate if you are planning to buy a home? Often, first-time buyers only look at the cost of the mortgage and utilities… but they fail to consider other expenses that might be incurred. If you are preparing for homeownership, then it is important that you evaluate all of the […]

5 Unexpected Costs of Owning a Home

  Is your family preparing for first-time home ownership? It is an exciting time to buy a home where you can create memories together! The excitement of finally becoming a homeowner can infuse hope and fun into every member of your family! Hidden Costs of Owning a Home It is easy to get caught up […]

Fall Season Tips: How to Keep Your Attic Free of Critters

As the weather cools off, many homeowners face a frustrating problem: rodents or insects that have nested in the attic or crawl space of your home. You want your home to be a safe, comfortable space for your family, so it can be concerning if you find out that critters have moved in upstairs. Don’t […]

Preventive Medicine For Your Home

We all know that one the largest assets we will own in our lifetime is our home.   I’ve never really seen a ton of good articles on the cost of home ownership, but having personally owned over a half dozen homes, I can tell you that all homes required their fair share of upkeep.    Even though we may not be in the market to sell our homes, we are constantly watching the sale of our neighbors homes or checking out the prices on websites like Zillow to see where the value of our home stands.     We can convince ourselves that our home is in tip top shape until the time we get an offer on the home contingent on the dreaded home inspection.    A good home inspector gets paid in part to look within every nook and cranny in the house to find out what may be wrong with the property.    After the inspection, we can almost become incensed that the inspector may have found something foundationally wrong or something…

The New Credit Card Problem: A College Education

Amidst the many financial and economic discussions happening around the United States, there is a serious issue lurking right around the corner.   Although mortgage rates are around their all time low and consumer borrowing appears …

10 Hidden Hazards in Your Home

Buying a first home is an exciting time for many of us. That pride of home ownership plus the freedom of decorating however we’d like is a liberating feeling. Once you own a home, there’s no more worrying about the landlord and whether you can paint that ugly pink kitchen, hang new curtains, or (gasp!) […]

Top 10 Blunders that could cost you when purchasing a home.

Blunder #1 – Trying to time the market to buy or refuse to buy. There no accurate prediction when it is the right time to buy a home. If you got lender approval and ready for home ownership, then do it. All the time waiting to time the market, you could be building equity, getting […]

How To Make Money On Your Home

Making money on your home is key to many of you. My clients report that they simply would not consider owning a home that they did not make some profit on. The thought of taking a check to closing is repulsive. Here is what I want you to know about making money on your home. […]