Home Ownership

Find a mortgage before you find the house

Find a mortgage before you find the house

Buying a home is a significant step. With so much at stake, both financially and emotionally, you must be prepared for the process of fitting the house into your life — as well as fitting your life into the house. If you need a mortgage to buy a home, take the task of...
The hidden costs of home ownership

The hidden costs of home ownership

According to the National Association of Homebuilders, a majority of Americans (around 75 percent) believe that owning a home is the best way to make a solid investment in their future, and so it is a goal that many people strive towards. Whether you’ve saved for...
Home maintenance calendar: A seasonal guide

Home maintenance calendar: A seasonal guide

Caring for your home might seem like a big undertaking, but the ideal home maintenance schedule is easy to plan and implement with the right resources. The recommended monthly and seasonal tasks detailed below can help you determine the strategy that best fits your...
Owning a home vs. renting

Owning a home vs. renting

You’re an investor. A smart one. And young. One of the many important financial decisions you will make is owning a home vs. renting. You’re building your investment portfolio, with a little money in stocks and bonds, a mutual fund, or maybe even a real estate...