In the world of mortgages, it’s normal to feel like you’re lost in a sea of confusing acronyms and bank-ish lingo. And since securing the right mortgage isn’t exactly something you want to “wing,” it’s a really good idea to head off your biggest questions at the pass. Let’s clear up some of the most
Okay, let’s clear something up. Sure, there was a time in pretty recent history that you could only buy a home if you were able to put a 20% down payment or more on that home (sounds like a lot of dough, no?). But today, with government-assisted, first-time home buyer programs and historically low interest
Just because you’re buying a home for the first time doesn’t mean it has to be confusing and stressful. Stick to our timeline and cruise through the home buying experience without any surprises. 6-12 Months From Move-In Day Build your wishlist. Put together a thorough list of your must-have features and conveniences, your nice-to-haves, and
How a young Tampa family avoided the usual home buying struggles and found the perfect fit. Samantha and Corey L. Shortly after bringing their daughter Nora into the world, Tampa area homeowners Samantha (Sam) and Corey quickly realized that their starter home wasn’t going to cut it for this next big stage in life. With
From the very start of their relationship, Brenna Thomas and her husband, Bill Lundquist, knew their life together would definitely include a few must-haves: dogs, international travel, and—as soon as they could afford one—a renovated home of their own. “We both love domestic pursuits like cooking, gardening, and tons of flea-market-inspired DIY projects,” Thomas says,
Anytime you invest in a big ticket item — a flat screen TV, power tools, jewelry — you tend to hang on to your receipt, right? You know, just in case you need to show proof of purchase later on. So it makes sense that when you buy a home, you’d also want a receipt
Our own Greg Stewart sits down with industry executive Russ Cofano on the current state of home buying, and making it better. Let’s be…
Buying a house is one of the biggest leaps you’ll take in your lifetime. And financially, that leap can feel giant. But with the large sum comes a home: A place that’s all yours, a place where your hopes and dreams are finally realized, and a sense of ease no price tag can take away.