7 tips to ace your home’s final walk-through

Buying a home can feel a little like running a marathon. You have to stay focused throughout the whole journey, from the mortgage application and home search process to making an offer and getting a home inspection. One important final step before the closing is the final walk-through. No matter what, you should never skip … Continue reading 7 tips to ace your home’s final walk-through

Houses Are Selling the Fastest in These 30 Real Estate Markets

~ Good news for those that are selling in these areas. Bad news for those buying. But don't despair we can get you a home! ~ A hot real estate market can work both ways. Typically, rising prices reflect the improving dynamics of an underlying city, whether from growing employment, rising wages or other factors … Continue reading Houses Are Selling the Fastest in These 30 Real Estate Markets

Credit Card Regret: It’s More Common Than You Think — blog.firstffcu.com

“Regrets, I’ve had a few. But then again, too few to mention.” – Frank Sinatra If you’re the kind of person who prefers to play it safe, there’s a good chance that, like Ol’ Blue Eyes, your list of regrets is mercifully short. But if you’re the adventurous type who’s more likely to yell “YOLO!” […]Credit … Continue reading Credit Card Regret: It’s More Common Than You Think — blog.firstffcu.com

35 Cities Where You Can Afford to Live Off Less Than $50,000

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~ In case you are getting dragged down by the day to day of California life, commute, taxes, etc. Yes I love our easy access to mountains, beaches, deserts, and entertainment, but maybe you are ready to make a change where your money can go farther so to speak. Here are a couple of ideas … Continue reading 35 Cities Where You Can Afford to Live Off Less Than $50,000

Real Estate for Retirement

Why One Fearless Couple Is Banking Their Retirement on Real Estate Let me make something clear: I don’t expect to retire the conventional way. Why? Because the retirement of our parents and grandparents continues to be something millennials are putting in their rearview mirrors. We recognize that if we don’t take charge of our financial … Continue reading Real Estate for Retirement

Mortgage Rates Fall Dramatically — What This Means for Homebuyers

Rates rise and fall, don't miss out when they fall! Mortgage Rates Fall Dramatically — What This Means for Homebuyers © Mikolette / Getty Images/iStockphoto couple admiring their new house with mortgage rates dropping The average interest rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage dropped to 4.34 percent from 4.40 percent on March 21, 2019. This … Continue reading Mortgage Rates Fall Dramatically — What This Means for Homebuyers

The Psychology Behind Why People Buy, And Where

~ I think this is pretty interesting ~ The Psychology Behind Why People Buy, And Where Homebuyers within the last two years are buying homes in certain areas for a variety of reasons, according to a recent poll conducted by Redfin. The survey—which began back in May 2017 and has since asked approximately 3,350 U.S. … Continue reading The Psychology Behind Why People Buy, And Where

McMansion Popularity Surging for First Time Since Housing Bubble

McMansion Popularity Surging for First Time Since Housing Bubble Back in the mid-2000s, McMansions, or homes that were larger than 3,000 square feet, helped fuel the housing bubble as people started building bigger and better homes. Coupled with subprime mortgages, banks couldn’t keep up when people stopped paying their mortgages, and the market collapsed. Now, … Continue reading McMansion Popularity Surging for First Time Since Housing Bubble

How an agent can help alleviate stress

How an agent can help alleviate stress Purchasing a home can be a stressful experience, whether you're a first-time buyer or you've been through the process before. But that's one of the reasons that working with a real estate professional is so worthwhile. With your agent's guidance, buying a home should be enjoyable, rather than … Continue reading How an agent can help alleviate stress

33 Inexpensive Pieces Of Furniture For Your Tiny Apartment

33 Inexpensive Pieces Of Furniture For Your Tiny Apartment All less than $100!   View this image › Zoë Burnett / BuzzFeed We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. ID: 10135011 1. Show off your record collection … Continue reading 33 Inexpensive Pieces Of Furniture For Your Tiny Apartment