With the demand for real estate continuously increasing, many people are thinking about starting a rental business. However, you should know that an apartment rental business is more than just owning a space and have someone pay to use it. It is essentially a business,...

Get those rainy day funds in order — you're going to need them. You’re excited because you just found the perfect home. The neighborhood is great, the house is charming and the price is right. But the asking price is just the beginning. Be prepared for additional...

As we settle into fall, many of us start looking forward to Halloween. It’s a holiday adults can enjoy as much as kids. But, homeowners do have one serious obligation on this fun night: If you expect trick-or-treaters, you must make sure the path to...

Unmatched competition, sky-high housing prices and a seemingly endless surge in demand — the symptoms of the current market seem eerily familiar to some real estate experts. Murmurs of a housing bubble have been heard throughout the country, from the intense market in Seattle to the building empire...

Housing Market Report: How Falling Mortgage Rates Will Affect the 2019 U.S. Housing Market Mortgage rates have been going through a steady decline, with home buyers getting more and more opportunities at locking excellent rates. Homeowners are looking at opportunities for refinancing their mortgages – making...

Navigating the home mortgage maze can be challenging, particularly for first-time home buyers. Adding to the confusion is the fact that several types of mortgage loans can fit into multiple categories used to define home finance. To sort through the types of home mortgages available to...

Unless you have been living in a cave all year, you know that the Federal Reserve is about to raise interest rates, which might affect your pocketbook as you prepare to apply for a mortgage loan or a refinance. However, the way it has played out isn’t...

New closing forms are designed to make home buying less confusing and better protect home buyers. Here’s what you need to know as a prospective home owner from the new “Know Before You Owe” rule going into effect October 3, 2015. According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the...

As the housing market headlines of the last few years read, some home buyers forgot about the great financial responsibility of purchasing a home to their own demise. If you have been contemplating buying a home with financing, here are a few tips for dealing with...

Bad credit can trigger all sorts of financial stress and issues, especially having trouble buying a home and getting a mortgage. If your credit is shaky, the safest and best route to purchasing a property is to save money and wait for your finances to improve....