Ready for the Rate Hikes?

Mortgages fast approaching 5 percent, a fresh blow to housing market Mortgage rates hit their highest level in more than seven years this week at nearly 5%, a level that could deter many home buyers and represents another setback for the slumping housing market. The average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to 4.9%—the … Continue reading Ready for the Rate Hikes?

3 Tips to avoid homebuying regrets

~ Don't dip into your Retirement to buy or sell your house, word of advice ~ Almost 70% of millennials regret buying their homes. Here's why Megan Leonhardt | @Megan_Leonhardt 6 Hours Ago CNBC.com  Mint Images | Getty Images Millennials aren’t exactly jumping for joy after purchasing their homes. About four in 10 millennials are … Continue reading 3 Tips to avoid homebuying regrets

Here’s why police are telling people to replace the screws on your front door

~ every little bit helps ~   Here’s why police are telling people to replace the screws on your front door When Mariana Harrison bought her first place, her father came over to help her settle in. When he arrived, he had a drill and some priceless advice. Mariana shared this advice in a Facebook … Continue reading Here’s why police are telling people to replace the screws on your front door

Are You Getting the Home Tax Deductions You’re Entitled To?

Property Tax Deduction | Home Mortgage Tax Deductions | HouseLogic Are You Getting the Home Tax Deductions You’re Entitled To? Here are the tax tips you need to get a jump on your returns.   Sponsored by TopicYour Money, Finances & Taxes, Taxes, Tax Deductions Print article Owning a home can pay off at tax … Continue reading Are You Getting the Home Tax Deductions You’re Entitled To?

Will My Taxes Look Different Now That I’m a Homeowner?

  Will My Taxes Look Different Now That I’m a Homeowner? Magic 8 ball says yes. Here’s what to know to itemize tax deductions as a homeowner. TopicYour Money, Finances & Taxes, Taxes, Tax Credits, Tax Deductions Print article Taxes? Gross! Who wants to think about government paperwork, especially when your hand still aches from … Continue reading Will My Taxes Look Different Now That I’m a Homeowner?

Money tips I wish I knew when I graduated

From USNews 5/7/15   A couple of months ago, BuzzFeed produced a video called "Adult Things You Didn't Learn in College," in which college seniors were quizzed about financial terms, such as IRAs, credit scores and 401(k)s. While the seniors initially said college had prepared them for the real world, the video showed that many … Continue reading Money tips I wish I knew when I graduated

How to buy a mattress without getting fleeced

Avoid high-pressure sales tactics and get the bed you want By Ed Perratore October 8, 2014 6:01 PM (Photo: Grant Cornett/Hello Artists) Chances are you haven’t shopped for a new mattress in years. What haven’t changed since your last visit to the stores are the high-pressure tactics at most mattress retailers. Also unchanged: the pumped-up … Continue reading How to buy a mattress without getting fleeced