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When saving for a down payment, you might assume that you can simply use any money in your account. From life savings to inherited money to personal gifts, it’s all available for use...right? Not exactly. Using gift funds as a...
When you remodel a home, you can reasonably expect to increase the value of your property. But by how much? What’s the return-on-investment, or “ROI” on a remodeling project? Will you get all your money back? Will you make...
Sometimes we all need a little more space. Whether you are looking to expand the living room, add a bathroom to one side of the house, or build a complete master suite, a home addition allows you to craft...
Are you financing multiple investment properties? Make sure you know how many you can finance and how to organize the properties so you get the financing you need for a strong financial future. Financing Multiple Properties with Support from Freddie...
Sometimes we need to help the people in our lives. While we all know the financial risks, cosigning can help a child, friend, or loved one secure the loans they need for housing, transportation, or even to help launch...
Although the rate of foreclosures has significantly declined since the recession that started in 2008, it still remains a concern for homeowners all across the country. Whether you are currently having trouble making payments, foresee potential issues in the...
If you have a tax lien from the IRS or a court judgement from an individual, it can make getting a mortgage more difficult. However, with the right approach, you can clean the record and increase your chances of...
For most homebuyers across the country, a conventional loan is enough for their purchase. However, in high-market areas like San Diego, large sums of money are needed to purchase even a moderate home. After all, a million-dollar home in...
Purchasing a home comes with a few additional costs that may not be entirely clear. Realtor fees, closing costs, and home insurance are just a few of the things that can slowly drive up the cost of being a...
Having a baby is possibly the most exciting time in a person’s life. It’s a time of joy, but for many people, it’s also a time of worry. Some look at their home and suddenly realize their living space...