There’s no denying that the path to homeownership takes work. There’s the saving for a down payment, maybe fixing less-than-stellar credit and figuring out how to balance bills and existing debt (hello, student loans) with a mortgage payment. Like most, the feeling of accomplishment you had on the day your agent handed you the keys to your new home made all the hard work of saving and sacrificing pay off. … More June Celebrates Homeownership
Wedding season is in full swing this time of the year and if you’re one of thousands of couples stressing out about the expense of a large wedding – you’re not alone. Similar to the trend of tiny home living, microweddings are for couples who want to save money while making the wedding experience more meaningful. Here are four ways you can incorporate tiny home living into your big day while staying on budget. … More Tiny Home, Tiny Wedding: 4 Tips for Budget-Conscious Couples
The temperature is warming up, the kids are finishing school and plans for what’s next this summer are being made. Are you dreaming of unplugging from work and other responsibilities and, at the same time, looking to save up to make your next home purchase? You can do it all with a well-planned staycation that allows you to relax, … More 3 Tips for the Ultimate Staycation
Buying a home will likely be one of the biggest financial transactions you make, and preparing your budget beforehand makes the home buying process much less stressful. The following tips and expert insight can help you get your budget in order before you make the big transaction. … More 5 Budgeting Tips for Homebuying
Longer days and blossoming flowers of spring mean that it is time to prepare your lawn to spend more time outdoors. These lawn care tips can ensure that your lawn is lush and ready to go for the season and into the heat of summer. … More 4 Lawn Care Tips For a Lush Spring
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
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
Schools can have a big impact on property value and quality of life. If you’re buying a home, here are a few reasons local school ratings matter – even if you don’t have kids. … More 5 Reasons School Ratings Matter (Whether you have kids or not)
You’ve finally found a home for rent for you and your pet – not an easy task in many large cities– now how do you stay in your pet-friendly community’s good graces? Badly behaved pets are a liability and result in no-pet policies, so make a good name for owners everywhere with these pet tips. … More 4 Responsible Pet Tips for Rental Living
If you or someone you know plans the month of March around a college basketball tournament every year — you’re not alone. Many hoop fans around the country don’t just love college basketball, they pour their hearts and souls into the game. Certain fans are even part of a multi-generational family legacy of sporting their … More Four Ways for Diehard Fans to Celebrate March Madness