~ interesting side note many Realtors 🏡, Teachers 👩🏫, and First Responders 👮♂️ are not in the Middle Class category yet, but with the dual income thankfully they are able to survive and in many cases thrive ~ Nearly 70 percent of Americans consider themselves middle class: Here's how many actually are © Dina Rudick/The … Continue reading Are you Middle Class?
Homeowners are sitting on a record $6 trillion in equity. Why aren’t they using it? Rising interest rates are making lines of credit more expensive... and Americans may still be leery of cash-out refis American homeowners have amassed a record $6 trillion in equity in their properties, a figure boosted by surging home prices and … Continue reading Are you sitting on Home Equity?
~ interesting insight ~ Generation Z homebuyers nab property quickly with family money Though they still represent just a small fraction of the housing market thus far, Generation Z homebuyers are different from their older peers. Currently, the members of Generation Z, which includes those born after 1995, are something of an anomaly: They account … Continue reading Generation Z homebuyers nab property quickly with family money
Everyone makes home improvements for different reasons, but most of the time they’re either a necessity like a roof repair, something for personal enjoyment, or intended to increase a home’s market value. Whether you’re getting ready to move or just sprucing things up, it’s wise to be mindful of how the improvements you’re making will […] … Continue reading The 3 Best Categories for Boosting Your Home’s Value Without Going Broke — blog.firstffcu.com
~ one thing you are missing also in this list is full service, I am a full service realtor so I am there for all the ins and outs of the transaction from start to finish ~ A+ Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Pro [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: Hiring a real estate professional to help … Continue reading Some Reasons to Hire a Professional
~ have time, patience, money or all 3? take a look at these! ~ 10 abandoned mansions around the world that likely used to be worth millions When they were built, these lavish homes were likely worth today's equivalent of millions of dollars. Now, they're falling apart. From a villa that's been sitting empty for … Continue reading Restoration Projects with a big Payoff?
The Best House Listings All Have This in Common (Image credit: Lauren Kolyn) When you're about to sell your place, you want it to look as gorgeous as possible to attract the best buyer. And the one thing that all the most attractive listings have? A set of great photos. The first thing you'll want … Continue reading Getting Ready to Seller? Check this out.
How I Used My Home Equity to Pay Off My Credit Card Debt (Image credit: PM Images/Getty Images) Share Email 23 Two years ago, I got divorced. Because I needed cash to pay my lawyer, I put my everyday expenses on a credit card. Before I knew it, between what I charged and the high … Continue reading Refi, Home Equity Loan or HELOC to pay down debt?
~ on the other hand...~ 3 Financial Goals to Hit if You Want to Retire Early The unfortunate truth is that far too many Americans are behind on their retirement goals, and many of them might not retire at all. In fact, 74% of American adults say they're planning on working past retirement age, according … Continue reading 3 Financial Goals to Hit if You Want to Retire Early
~ I have totally thought of some of these for my hubby who wants to retire in about 10 years...~ Here’s why you shouldn’t retire super early — even if you can The FIRE concept is lit, but it’s not always worth it International Film Circuit/courtesy Everett Collection The FIRE lifestyle isn’t always easy. Sam … Continue reading Here’s why you shouldn’t retire super early