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Buying a Home

86% of renters can’t afford to buy a home: Here’s how you can prepare
86% of renters can’t afford to buy a home: Here’s how you can prepare Homes & Real Estate April 10, 2017
Research by Zillow, an online real estate company, found that most Americans who are currently renting either do not have the financial…
Buying a home? 15 ways to shop for the lowest mortgage rates
Buying a home? 15 ways to shop for the lowest mortgage rates Homes & Real Estate March 16, 2017
When purchasing a home, shopping for the lowest mortgage rates is an essential strategy that can save you thousands of…
StreamLoan app simplifies the mortgage application process
StreamLoan app simplifies the mortgage application process Homes & Real Estate February 27, 2017
Apple is admired the world over for how it keeps users in its ecosystem. Amazon too keeps Prime customers firmly ensconced…
50 ways house hunters can get ready for homebuying season
50 ways house hunters can get ready for homebuying season Homes & Real Estate February 23, 2017
Spring will very soon have sprung — which means “For Sale” signs will be in full bloom — and if you’re…
Where is the U.S. housing market headed in 2017?
Where is the U.S. housing market headed in 2017? Homes & Real Estate January 31, 2017
It's a question of near-universal interest — whether we own a home, want to buy a house or make a…
New website tells you if someone died in your house!
New website tells you if someone died in your house! Homes & Real Estate January 20, 2017
Some time ago, there was an unfortunate incident at a house near us where a man committed suicide. When his…
3 words you should never use when selling a home
3 words you should never use when selling a home Homes & Real Estate January 12, 2017
Most homebuyers spend lots of time browsing Internet listings before they go touring homes, so it’s important for a seller’s…
Want to buy a home in 2017? These 5 mistakes could jeopardize your mortgage
Want to buy a home in 2017? These 5 mistakes could jeopardize your mortgage Money & Credit December 29, 2016
Shockingly, enough people still do things that can cause themselves heartache when applying for mortgages. Here’s what you need to…
New FHA loan limits may help you buy a home
New FHA loan limits may help you buy a home Homes & Real Estate December 28, 2016
Just before Thanksgiving, the Federal Housing Finance Agency released the conforming loan limits change for 2017. This change resulted in…
3 things you need to fix before applying for a mortgage
3 things you need to fix before applying for a mortgage Homes & Real Estate December 27, 2016
Buying a home is a big decision that can have a considerable impact on your finances and your future. If you're thinking…
Should both your names be on the mortgage?
Should both your names be on the mortgage? Money & Credit December 15, 2016
You’ve got a solid relationship and you’re ready to take it to the next step—applying for a joint mortgage. In…
Downpayment insurance: What is it and do you need it?
Downpayment insurance: What is it and do you need it? Insurance December 13, 2016
You can get insurance on almost anything — computers, phones, trips, your identity, your credit, your pets...and even the downpayment…
8 totally random things people put in the dishwasher
8 totally random things people put in the dishwasher Homes & Real Estate November 30, 2016
Now that we're right smack in the middle of the holidays, we're all using our dishwashers a whole lot. (It's…
29 tactics for living alone without breaking the bank
29 tactics for living alone without breaking the bank Money & Credit November 28, 2016
Living with roommates is a great way to keep housing costs low. But what if you get sick of sharing…
How to lease a home with an option to purchase
How to lease a home with an option to purchase Homes & Real Estate November 23, 2016
Have you ever thought about how to lease a home with an option to purchase? This might be a solid…
Buying a home through the VA loan program: What you need to know
Buying a home through the VA loan program: What you need to know Buying a Home November 11, 2016
When it comes to home buying, there are special considerations that go along with wearing the uniform of our nation.…
Georgia natural gas guide
Georgia natural gas guide Homes & Real Estate November 11, 2016
 Which company has the best rate for you? Our monthly update on natural gas rates in Georgia can help you…
4 things homebuyers worried about a housing bubble should consider
4 things homebuyers worried about a housing bubble should consider Homes & Real Estate November 4, 2016
It’s 2016, and home prices are rising near the levels of the housing market just before the crash. Many are…
Why the holidays may be the best time to sell a house
Why the holidays may be the best time to sell a house Homes & Real Estate October 26, 2016
There's no place like home for the holidays—and that's especially true if you're looking to sell a home right now!…
This habit will help you get approved for a mortgage
This habit will help you get approved for a mortgage Money & Credit October 24, 2016
Paying your credit card balances in full has always been the smart way to use plastic. Now it can help…
These government programs may have prolonged the recession
These government programs may have prolonged the recession Homes & Real Estate October 19, 2016
Have government programs intended to help struggling homeowners actually prolonged the recession instead? Read more: This tool shows how much you'll pay…
10 U.S. cities with the fastest growing economies
10 U.S. cities with the fastest growing economies Homes & Real Estate September 30, 2016
Are you thinking of moving somewhere new? Sometimes relocating can make all the difference in the world when it comes to…
First-time homebuyers may benefit from new program
First-time homebuyers may benefit from new program Homes & Real Estate September 26, 2016
Getting into a house is about to get easier for a first-time homebuyer thanks to moves by Freddie Mac. Read…
Owner’s title insurance: What is it and when do you need it?
Owner’s title insurance: What is it and when do you need it? Insurance September 22, 2016
When you buy a home or refinance one, you need a simple insurance policy that most people just won't buy…even…
The Aldi effect: Living near a new store adds $6,520 to home value
The Aldi effect: Living near a new store adds $6,520 to home value Homes & Real Estate September 19, 2016
In the market for a new home? Finding the right fit has gotten so much more complicated than just making…
Why 2016 is great time to buy a home
Why 2016 is great time to buy a home Homes & Real Estate September 12, 2016
There’s been some nervousness in the real estate industry that housing prices could be be moving back into a bubble…
Early occupancy agreements: How to handle this real estate curveball
Early occupancy agreements: How to handle this real estate curveball Homes & Real Estate September 9, 2016
Recently my family found itself in the not uncommon position of having the house we were selling close before we…
How much house do Americans actually own?
How much house do Americans actually own? Homes & Real Estate August 8, 2016
When people say they own their home, it’s usually a half-truth at best. Often, a bank owns the home they…
8 things your plumber won’t tell you that could save you big bucks
8 things your plumber won’t tell you that could save you big bucks Homes & Real Estate August 3, 2016
Plumbing problems can be some of the most expensive and unpredictable situations that can occur in your home. But they…
Is that refinance offer you got in the mail actually a good deal?
Is that refinance offer you got in the mail actually a good deal? Homes & Real Estate August 2, 2016
Picture this: You receive a mortgage offer in the mail for a fixed-rate loan with a ridiculously low interest rate.…
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