You finally saved enough money for the down payment on a house. And you finally qualified for a mortgage. You researched and home shopped to find the right first home. You made an offer. And finally, you closed on your first big investment … a new home! Congratulations!
Now you are starting a 3 to 7 year cycle of owning and managing your first home. Where do you start? How do you maximize the value and minimize the ongoing expenses? What do you need to do to maintain this asset? How do you manage the improvements you make to the house? How do you avoid falling into the “money pit” trap where your house financially consumes you? Read More
Do you know what you owe on your mortgage? Do you know if you have the proper coverage for the contents in your home? What about knowing what you home is worth in three years? Questions like these and more are important to help us all make the best financial decisions for our life. Read More
Guest Blogger: Lili Schatz
Few things can be more rewarding than creating your own dream house. Nothing else could be as uniquely yours as a home you have helped to design for your family. You’ll be able to make decisions both small and large regarding any detail of the home you might want. And see to it that your custom home contractors leave you with a living space that you can be proud of. The process, however, is not without its difficulties. Here are five of the most Read More
Your home is the biggest part of your net worth and according to statistics, accounts for nearly 40 to 45% of your monthly expenses. As a result, you should always be on the lookout for ways to minimize the expenses and maximize the value. Especially over the long run, as eventually you will sell your current home. Read More
For most people buying a new home is a significant investment. Before signing any papers, you have to check the place thoroughly to find out if the house is in an excellent condition. Most of the homeowners forget to inspect the place for pests because they don’t think it’s that important.
Chances of your property value reducing due to troublesome pests are more. Before you buy a property, you should get a pest inspection from a pest control company. Here are some of the good reasons on why you should consider it. Read More