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Community Living: The Quick and Easy Guide to Starting a Community Garden
By August 8, 2017 Read More →

Community Living: The Quick and Easy Guide to Starting a Community Garden

Ah, the city. With so many people living in an urban landscape these days, it can be hard to find anything more than a planter on the balcony for your herbs. And good luck finding space for vegetables or large flowering plants! Fortunately, coming up with a community garden can be a great way to get the locals together. If you’re wondering how to get started with this fun project, begin with the following guide.

Posted in: Around The Home
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – August 7, 2017
By August 7, 2017 Read More →

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – August 7, 2017

Last week’s economic news included readings on pending home sales, construction spending. Several reports related to employment were also posted along with weekly readings on mortgage rates and new jobless claims.

Posted in: Mortgage Rates
5 Things That First-time Home Buyers Wish They Knew Before They Signed
By August 4, 2017 Read More →

5 Things That First-time Home Buyers Wish They Knew Before They Signed

Without a doubt, it can be both overwhelming and exciting to find your dream home and be able to put the money down for it. However, there are a lot of things to know before signing on the dotted line so you can avoid buyer’s remorse. Instead of going it alone, here are a few tips to keep in mind before you decide to commit to your new home.

Posted in: Home Buyer Tips
Living Under Water Restrictions? Transform Your Garden With These Succulent Plants
By August 3, 2017 Read More →

Living Under Water Restrictions? Transform Your Garden With These Succulent Plants

It can be difficult to deal with water restrictions if you’re a bit of a green thumb and don’t want your beautiful plants to go to waste. Fortunately, there are plenty of succulents out there that can be quite striking and will still be able to store the water they need to survive. If you’re looking for some low-maintenance plants that thrive in the dry season, here are a few succulents that will do the trick.

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Thinking About a New Home? 3 Reasons Why a Mortgage Will Be the Best Money You Ever Borrow
By August 2, 2017 Read More →

Thinking About a New Home? 3 Reasons Why a Mortgage Will Be the Best Money You Ever Borrow

In these days of low interest rates, it can be a great idea to get into the real estate market and invest in a home. However, if you don’t have the funds saved up to buy a home outright, it may seem like more of a burden than it’s worth. The good news is that you might qualify for a mortgage loan, which tend to come with more favorable terms than a traditional bank loan. Here are three reasons why a mortgage might just be the best money you ever borrow.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
Finding Your Latte Factor: 3 Ways to Find the Money to Make Extra Mortgage Payments
By August 1, 2017 Read More →

Finding Your Latte Factor: 3 Ways to Find the Money to Make Extra Mortgage Payments

It’s not uncommon for a homeowner to want to pay more than the minimum monthly mortgage payment on their home. However, just because it can seem hard to come up with the funds on a monthly basis doesn’t mean it’s not possible to find the money for extra mortgage payments each year. If you’re wondering how you can pay down your mortgage debt much sooner with extra money, here are some tricks you may want to try.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – July 31, 2017
By July 31, 2017 Read More →

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – July 31, 2017

Last week’s economic news included readings on new and existing home sales, Case-Shiller Home Price Index reports and an announcement by the Federal Open Market Committee of the Federal Reserve. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and new jobless claims were also released.

Posted in: Mortgage Rates
Investing in a New Home? 3 Reasons You Can’t Skip the Pest Inspection
By July 28, 2017 Read More →

Investing in a New Home? 3 Reasons You Can’t Skip the Pest Inspection

There are so many small details involved in the final sale of a home that it can be easy to forget about all of the things that need to be done. While you won’t be able to forget about a home inspection, a pest inspection can be every bit as important before you sign on the dotted line. If you’re wondering why you shouldn’t forego this important step, consider the following information.

Posted in: Home Buyer Tips
Forget About the Bank of Mom and Dad — Here’s How You Can Save Your Own Down Payment
By July 27, 2017 Read More →

Forget About the Bank of Mom and Dad — Here’s How You Can Save Your Own Down Payment

Are you considering buying a home for the first time? It might come as a surprise that you’ll want to have approximately 20% of the purchase price of your home for a down payment. For some, it can seem nearly impossible to come up with the funds. Fortunately, there are a few ways that you can save a little over time and not have to borrow from the “Bank of Mom and Dad”.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
Mortgage Tips: Answers to 4 Common Questions About Reverse Mortgages
By July 25, 2017 Read More →

Mortgage Tips: Answers to 4 Common Questions About Reverse Mortgages

There are many mortgage products on the market that work for all different kinds of homebuyers, but many people have not heard about reverse mortgages and how they can benefit their situation. If you’re curious about this type of mortgage and want to know more, here are some questions that will get you on the road to understanding the ins-and-outs of this product.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips