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What is an “Umbrella Policy,” and Do I Need One?

Do you need to purchase home insurance when you buy a property? You should – just about every mortgage lender will need to see proof of property insurance in order for a loan to be approved. And even if you don’t need or have a mortgage, having home insurance is definitely money well-spent in case […]

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Buyers Are Now Armed With More Detailed Information Thanks to New Mortgage Disclosure Rule

As of October 1st, home buyers will be armed with more information about their mortgages, and will be given more time to review their mortgage rate and fee quote documents. Right now, the law requires borrowers to fill out two disclosure forms when applying for a home loan. In addition, two forms also need to […]

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Selling Your House? 4 Tips for Staging Your Home on a Budget

With home sales trending upward, homeowners are starting to feel confident enough to put their homes up for sale. If you’re one of those homeowners, you may be looking around your home, wondering what you need to do to give your house the best chance possible of selling quickly. While there are many things you […]

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These US States Have the Lowest Property Taxes

Property taxes are probably the most loathed type of tax that homeowners are stuck with. Even renters indirectly feel the wrath of property taxes, as these pesky expenses tend to affect rent prices. Certain states property taxes costs are far lower than others in the country. Keep in mind, however, that just because property taxes […]

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6 Unique Bar Ideas for Serving Guests in Your Home

If you entertain regularly, you know that alcohol can be a great addition to any party. Even if you serve only beer and wine, it’s important to have a good selection to satisfy each of your guest’s tastes. But the majority of the time, you likely won’t need a full bar on a daily basis. […]

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10 Amazing Apps That Will Make Your Next House Move a Breeze

Gearing up for a move in the near future? Everyone who’s been in the middle of a real estate transaction knows that the process can be stressful – from the selling and buying process, to the move itself. That’s why any little bit of help in this department is much appreciated and welcomed. These days, […]

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5 Signs of an Upcoming Buyer’s Market

Simply put, a buyer’s market is basically one that favors buyers. While this isn’t exactly rocket science, there’s a little more that goes into officially identifying a buyer’s market.  If you’re a homebuyer sitting on the sidelines waiting for the market to shift in your favor, here are some tell-tale signs things might just start […]

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