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

6 Things Nobody Tells You About Buying A Home

~ Don't be afraid to ask me any questions you have even if you have completed a home purchase before!! This is my calling to help make this as easy and painless as possible! ~ 6 Things Nobody Tells You About Buying A Home If only Phil Dunphy were here with me now. ABC/Modern Family … Continue reading 6 Things Nobody Tells You About Buying A Home

Pay Off Two Mortgages in Only 15 Years

How I Aggressively Paid Off Two Mortgages in Only 15 Years (Image credit: PM Images/Getty Images) After watching our parents retire and still have to make mortgage payments on a fixed income, my husband and I decided we would do whatever to prevent that for ourselves. So we approached our mortgages with aggressive and out-of-the-box … Continue reading Pay Off Two Mortgages in Only 15 Years

Pay Off My Mortgage Early?

~ Because not every set of advice will be great for you. But you have options. ~ I Wanted to Pay Off My Mortgage Early, Then I Realized This (Image credit: Apartment Therapy ) Ah, 2009. The year that first-time home buyers in America were majorly incentivized by government funding to get out of their … Continue reading Pay Off My Mortgage Early?

Everything you need to know before making your 1st home purchase

~ Let me know if you find this informative, or if brings more questions to mind than answers. And from my own personal experience the biggest was the adjustment financially and in my life. ~ I’m a millennial who just bought their first house — here's everything you need to know before making the purchase … Continue reading Everything you need to know before making your 1st home purchase

3 Doable Mortgage Hacks

3 Totally Doable Mortgage Hacks That Can Save You Thousands (Image credit: Yulia Grigoryeva/Shutterstock) There's nothing quite like the excitement of finding and buying your dream home. You found a home within your budget, set aside a down payment and found a mortgage at a stellar rate. But did you know over the course of … Continue reading 3 Doable Mortgage Hacks

Surging Mortgage Rates Set Off Scramble to Buy Homes

~ what are your thoughts? ~ Surging Mortgage Rates Set Off Scramble to Buy Homes U.S. homebuyers, already contending with escalating prices, now are getting hit with the most-expensive mortgage rates in seven years. Funny thing: It’s only making them move faster. The average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage jumped to 4.61 percent, up … Continue reading Surging Mortgage Rates Set Off Scramble to Buy Homes

7 Programs That Help First-Time Home Buyers

~ know of or have used any of these? ~ 7 Programs That Help First-Time Home Buyers Programs with low down payments for first-time home buyers include FHA and VA loans and loans backed by Fannie and Freddie. Others can help you remodel or upgrade a home. At NerdWallet, we adhere to strict standards of … Continue reading 7 Programs That Help First-Time Home Buyers

First-Time Homebuyers

First-Time Homebuyers: Financial Missteps and Opportunities Single women continue to outpace single men as homebuyers in the U.S. housing market. Last year, single men only made up 8 percent of homebuyers, while single women made up a whopping 18 percent, according to the National Association of REALTORS®' (NAR) 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. Related: … Continue reading First-Time Homebuyers

Reverse Mortgages

Why reverse mortgages are a harder sell now The millions of Americans who haven’t saved enough money for retirement still have a potential safety net: their home equity. But recent changes to reverse mortgages mean seniors and their families may have tougher decisions to make. Reverse mortgages allow people 62 and older to tap their … Continue reading Reverse Mortgages