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5 Popular Types of Houses (with Photos)
August 9, 2021

5 Popular Types of Houses (with Photos)

There are countless styles of houses out there from the sun-soaked adobe structures of Santa Fe to the pastel homes of Charleston, South Carolina’s “Rainbow Row.” Let’s take a look at some classic ...


Building a House in 2022: Where to Build & Why
February 1, 2022

Building a House in 2022: Where to Build & Why

Determining How Much House You Can Afford “How much house can I afford?” One of the most common questions homebuyers have as they pursue their journeys to homeownership. Although the answer to this qu...


Building a House vs Buying a House: Which Is Right for You?
August 31, 2021

Building a House vs Buying a House: Which Is Right for You?

Costs of Buying a House Down Payment According to the Motley Fool, the median down payment for a home purchased in early June 2021 was $27,850, though this number can vary from state to state. Further...


Why It's Important to Build Wealth with Homeownership
June 21, 2021

Why It's Important to Build Wealth with Homeownership

What Is Wealth? At what point would you consider yourself wealthy? Is it a specific dollar amount in the bank, or simply the point at which you recognize you’ve obtained certain freedoms, like retirem...


Ways to Increase Curb Appeal
August 3, 2020

Ways to Increase Curb Appeal

Changes you can make in a day Replace old hardware. Light fixtures, address numbers, door fixtures, and mailboxes are all features that can make such a difference if they’re old and dingy or shiny and...


The Comeback Is Always Greater Than The Setback
June 21, 2021

The Comeback Is Always Greater Than The Setback

5 Reasons Why Your Home Purchase Offer Was Rejected To understand what could happen, or to learn more about why it may have already happened to you, let’s run through some of the common reasons why ...


5 Common Money Mistakes to Avoid in 2022
February 18, 2022

5 Common Money Mistakes to Avoid in 2022

Not Having a Safety Net One of the biggest financial hurdles you may encounter is living from one paycheck to the next. This practice is all-too-common, but that doesn’t mean it won’t set you up for f...


Housing Demand is Strong Again. Will it be Temporary?
February 11, 2019

Housing Demand is Strong Again. Will it be Temporary?

After ending 2018 in a serious slump, demand for housing is suddenly soaring again, thanks to a drop in mortgage rates that could be temporary. The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage rose thro...


Weekly Mortgage Applications Rise, a Sign of Hope for the Spring Homebuying Season
February 25, 2019

Weekly Mortgage Applications Rise, a Sign of Hope for the Spring Homebuying Season

Mortgage application volume increased 3.6 percent last week from the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's seasonally adjusted index. Applications to purchase a home increased...