Telltale signs your bargain home is going to cost you

Telltale Signs Your Bargain Home Is Going to Cost You If buying a new home is your next big money move, make sure you’re not settling for something that’s going to cost you much more than you planned. Buying a house in need of repair can mean ample savings in the short term but a … Continue reading Telltale signs your bargain home is going to cost you

Buyers Willing to Compromise for the American Dream

  Buyers Willing to Compromise for the American Dream Author: Scott Morgan in Data, Headlines, News February 3, 2017 0 A lack of affordability in the U.S. housing market is driving buyers to make big compromises in their savings plans and in what they want in a home, according to a new study by Owners.com. … Continue reading Buyers Willing to Compromise for the American Dream

How to Assess the Real Cost of a Fixer-Upper House

How to Assess the Real Cost of a Fixer-Upper House When you buy a fixer-upper house, you can save a ton of money, or get yourself in a financial fix.   Trying to decide whether to buy a fixer-upper house? Follow these seven steps, and you’ll know how much you can afford, how much to … Continue reading How to Assess the Real Cost of a Fixer-Upper House

Don’t Pay For These Simple Fixes

From Yahoo Makers and Bob Vila Great Tips take a look

3 Fixer Upper Dangers

3 fixer-upper danger signs that need a closer look From Yahoo Spaces 4/14/15 By Michelle Shurtleff Special to Yahoo Homes[Editor's note: Michelle Shurtleff is a real estate agent and the founder of the Miami Real Estate Team at Keller Williams Coral Gables in Florida.] If you’re new to homeownership, you may not be familiar with … Continue reading 3 Fixer Upper Dangers

DIY mistakes to avoid

Uh Oh... Costly DIY Mistakes You Really Want to Avoid Kyle Stewart‎January‎ ‎24‎, ‎2015 (source: http://www.domesticcleaningtips.co.uk/are-you-making-these-costly-diy-mistakes/) We’ve all been there.  Since the dawn of home renovation TV, we’ve come to consider ourselves DIY experts.  With designers showing us how to repaint, rewire, remodel, and revamp a room in 48 hours, what could go wrong? Well…lots.  Consider the time … Continue reading DIY mistakes to avoid

The states with the highest foreclosure rates

*spoiler alert California is not on the list* From MSN Money September 2014 The States With the Highest Foreclosure Rates U.S. foreclosure activity declined in September, reaching the lowest number of properties with a foreclosure filing since July 2006: 106,866. That’s down 9% from August and down 19% from last September, according to the monthly … Continue reading The states with the highest foreclosure rates

Can you afford to buy a fixer-upper?

From Credit.com 10/7/14 Many homebuyers are drawn to the lure of the fixer-upper. And with good reason, at least on paper.But the “buy low, sell high” ethos of fixer-uppers isn’t exactly a guarantee. There are plenty of people who snagged the worst house in a great neighborhood and turned it into their dream home. You’re … Continue reading Can you afford to buy a fixer-upper?