First-time homebuyers: You’re closer to a down payment than you think

For many first-time buyers, saving for a down payment is the most difficult step in the home-buying process. However, it’s a common misconception that you always need 20 percent down to buy a home.

Here’s the lowdown on the most popular low-down alternative payment options! … More First-time homebuyers: You’re closer to a down payment than you think

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Paw-sitive Reinforcement: 5 Ways to Help Pets Adjust After a Move

Moving can be stressful for every family member – including the four-legged ones. Every animal reacts differently to new living quarters, and temperament has a lot to do with it. Some pets take a move in stride, while others exhibit anxiety or insecurity for days or weeks.

Here are 5 things to consider as the big move approaches and after you’re in your new home. … More Paw-sitive Reinforcement: 5 Ways to Help Pets Adjust After a Move

January 2018 Housing Report: 4 Things to Know

December capped off 2017 with record-breaking home prices, speedy sales and low inventory. One thing is for sure is that the real estate market is on fire, and there’s no indication the flames will be dying down anytime soon. Here are key points from January’s report: 1. Homes are selling fast In December, homes spent an average … More January 2018 Housing Report: 4 Things to Know

3 Things to Consider Before Registering Your Home on a Short-Term Rental Site

Once upon a time, the idea of renting out your home to a stranger while you left for vacation was considered quite odd. Enter changing consumer attitudes, the “sharing economy” and online services such as Airbnb, FlipKey (owned by TripAdvisor) and VRBO (owned by HomeAway, which is now owned by Expedia). Today, renting a room … More 3 Things to Consider Before Registering Your Home on a Short-Term Rental Site