Keep Your Home Purchase on Track

A home purchase isn’t complete until you make it to the closing. Until then, the transaction can fall apart for many reasons. Here are five tips for avoiding mistakes that cause a home sale to crater. 1. Be truthful on your mortgage application. You may think fudging your income a little or omitting debts when.. read more →

6 Tips for Choosing the Best Offer for Your Home

You’ve worked hard to get your home ready for sale and to price it properly. With any luck, offers will come quickly. You’ll need to review each carefully to determine its strengths and drawbacks and pick one to accept. Here’s a plan for evaluating offers. 1. Understand the process. All offers are negotiable, as your.. read more →

7 Mistakes That Cost Homeowners BIG Money During Cold Weather

Wintry weather is great at turning up problems you didn’t even know you had. Like that first snowy night in front of your fireplace that you thought was pure bliss — until you noticed a leak in the ceiling corner, which apparently was caused by a lack of insulation. How were you supposed to know.. read more →

Safety First When Decorating for the Holidays

This being my last article until after the New Year, I want to wish all my friends a Happy Chanukah, Merry Christmas and most of all a Very Happy and Healthy New Year. I hope you all get everything you wish for. This post is being written to remind you when decorating for the holidays.. read more →

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3 Must-vs-Lust Buying Tips to Avoid Overspending

The super-simple (and fun) way to separate needs from nice-to-haves. This post will show you how to pare down the excess and make sure to get the things you really NEED. Make a List of Wants Start by making a list of everything you want in your house. If you love it, jot it down. Have your.. read more →

5 Tips for Buying a Foreclosure

When lenders take over a home through foreclosure, they want to sell it as quickly as possible. Since lenders aren’t in the real estate business, they turn to real estate brokers for help marketing their properties. Buying a foreclosed home through the multiple listing service can be a bargain, but it can also be a.. read more →

Negotiate Your Best House Buy

Buying a home can be emotional, but negotiating the price shouldn’t be. The key to saving money when purchasing a home is sticking to a plan during the turbulence of high-stakes negotiations. A real estate agent who represents you can guide you and offer you advice, but you are the one who must make the.. read more →

Improve Your Money Buy & Sell 7 Tips for a Profitable Home Closing

When you’re ready to close on the sale of your home and move to your new home, you may be so close to the finish line that you coast, thinking there’s nothing left for you to do. Not so fast. It’s easy to waste a few dollars here and for mistakes to creep into your.. read more →

Tough Rules but this New Program will Help Homeowners

If you’re having trouble making your mortgage payment, there are a billion reasons to check out the latest federal government mortgage assistance program. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Emergency Homeowners Loan Program, now running in 27 states and Puerto Rico, will dole out $1 billion in interest-free loans to about 30,000 homeowners.. read more →