What’s the Best Way to Use a Home Equity Loan?

What’s the Best Way to Use a Home Equity Loan?

Q: With interest rates falling and home prices rising, it seems like a great time to tap into my home’s equity using a home equity loan. What’s the best way to use these funds?


A: A home equity loan, or a HEL, can be a fantastic way to

All You Need to Know About Selling Your Home During COVID-19.

All You Need to Know About Selling Your Home During COVID-19.

Selling a home is a move people generally plan years in advance, and 2020 was no different. For many homeowners, the hot real estate market of spring and summer of 2020 was going to be the season they put their homes up for sale. And then came the coronavirus — and the world

How to Turn Your Back Yard into an Oasis

How to Turn Your Back Yard into an Oasis

Most of us have spent lots of time at home this spring, and it looks like summer might not be much different. With many attractions still closed and some states seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases, safe travel will be challenging. For many Americans, this means choosing to staycation at home instead of hitting the road this summer.

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Fun Activities to do with Your Kids at Home

Fun Activities to do with Your Kids at Home

It isn’t easy to be holed up at home with just your family for company. After two days, you may be thinking there isn’t enough coffee or chocolate in this world for a parent who’s stuck home with their kids for weeks at a time. As the parent, though, you have the unique opportunity to set the tone in your home and decide if

Should I Buy A House During The Holidays?

Should I Buy A House During The Holidays?

 

Q: I’m in the market for a new home and wondering if I should push off my search until after the holidays. Is it a good idea to buy a new home during Christmas?


A: While spring and summer tend to see the highest volume of home sales, it

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Can I Buy A House When I’m Paying Off A Student Loan?

Can I Buy A House When I’m Paying Off A Student Loan?

Q: I graduated college with a huge student loan debt. Since then, I’ve landed a decent job and I’ve been making steady payments toward paying down my loan. Is it possible for me to buy a house while I’m still paying off this debt?

Category: Home Ownership

Finding Your Home: What's Important To You?

Finding Your Home: What's Important To You?
Finding Your Home: What's Important To You?

Shopping for a home is not just about the house itself but also the lifestyle of the community that surrounds it. It’s important to consider these features when shopping for your next home:


School Districts &

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When Should I Put My Home On The Market?

When Should I Put My House On The Market
When Should I Put My Home On The Market?

If you’re thinking of selling your home, think spring. That’s because the season of blossoming flowers and gentle breezes has traditionally held the designation as the best time of year to sell a home.

Before you start prepping your home for a photo shoot that shows it off in the

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Mortgagese 101: A Guide to Mortgage Terminology & Jargon

Mortgagese 101: A Guide to Mortgage Terminology & Jargon
Mortgagese 101: A Guide to Mortgage Terminology
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Buying A Home In The Winter

Buying A Home In The Winter
Buying A Home In The Winter

Q: I’m ready to buy a new home and I’d rather not wait until spring. What do I need to know about buying a house during the winter?  

A: Spring and summer are, by far, the most popular seasons for house-hunting. But, that shouldn’t stop you

Category: Home Ownership

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