The Advantages of Early Payment on 2018 Property Taxes

If you live in San Diego, you could save on your 2018 federal tax bill by paying early on your 2017-18 property taxes. After...

401(k) for a Downpayment: Is it Ever a Good Idea?

The 401(k) is one of the most important retirement programs available to the American worker. As a bedrock for retirement savings, this plan allows...

USDA Loans: What to Know About Income Limits and Eligibility

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is one of the largest agencies in the federal government. With 29 different offices, nearly 100,000 employees,...

Fannie Mae’s Extenuating Circumstances Can Help You Secure a Mortgage

After a bankruptcy or foreclosure, you might assume that getting a mortgage would be virtually impossible. There’s no way you could possibly be approved...

Bitcoin is Gaining Acceptance in the Real Estate Market

It’s all over the news. You can’t watch a financial show without seeing the logo. You can’t read a trade magazine without seeing new...

Federal Reserve Increases Interest Rates for Third Time in 2017

The Federal Reserve has increased interest rates for the third time this year, a move that shows growing confidence in the state of the...

Homes with PACE Loans will No Longer Get FHA Financing

In a very short time, the Federal Housing Administration, or “FHA,” will stop insuring new mortgages that are issued to homes with PACE and...

Understanding Fannie Mae’s Property Inspection Waiver

Inspections and appraisals are important parts of the real estate process. In many cases, they are simply taken for granted; if you’re going to...

Stop Paying Rent: The Benefits (and Risks) of Buying a Home for Your College Student

College is expensive. According to data from College Board, a non-profit college information resource, the average cost of attending a public four-year institution is...

2018 Tax Reform: What Does it Mean to Homeowners?

It’s everyone’s favorite topic! Taxes...with a sprinkling of politics, just to keep you interested! Okay, it may not be exciting, and at times it can...