Homes & Real Estate / Buying a Home

  • Where is the U.S. housing market headed in 2017?

      

    It's a question of near-universal interest — whether we own a home, want to buy a house or make a living in the housing industry: Where is the U.S. housing market headed? Read more: 6...

  • New website tells you if someone died in your house!

      

    Some time ago, there was an unfortunate incident at a house near us where a man committed suicide. When his estate put the house up for sale, they found it was a hard sell because many people knew...

  • 3 words you should never use when selling a home

      

    Most homebuyers spend lots of time browsing Internet listings before they go touring homes, so it’s important for a seller’s listing to be on point. While it seems that real estate...

  • Want to buy a home in 2017? These 5 mistakes could jeopardize your mortgage

      

    Shockingly, enough people still do things that can cause themselves heartache when applying for mortgages. Here’s what you need to know if you’re thinking about buying a...

  • New FHA loan limits may help you buy a home

      

    Just before Thanksgiving, the Federal Housing Finance Agency released the conforming loan limits change for 2017. This change resulted in higher loan limits beginning in January for many counties...

  • 3 things you need to fix before applying for a mortgage

      

    Buying a home is a big decision that can have a considerable impact on your finances and your future. If you're thinking about buying a home, you'll want be to well-informed and...

  • Should both your names be on the mortgage?

      

    You’ve got a solid relationship and you’re ready to take it to the next step—applying for a joint mortgage. In an ideal world, you want both of your names on the mortgage. This...

  • Downpayment insurance: What is it and do you need it?

      

    You can get insurance on almost anything — computers, phones, trips, your identity, your credit, your pets...and even the downpayment you put on your home! But should you? Read more: 5...

  • 8 totally random things people put in the dishwasher

      

    Now that we're right smack in the middle of the holidays, we're all using our dishwashers a whole lot. (It's cheaper to run a full load of dishes than to hand wash them. You do know...

  • 29 tactics for living alone without breaking the bank

      

    Living with roommates is a great way to keep housing costs low. But what if you get sick of sharing a kitchen with dudes who help themselves to your breakfast cereal? Or you get incredibly tired...

  • How to lease a home with an option to purchase

      

    Have you ever thought about how to lease a home with an option to purchase? This might be a solid alternative path toward home ownership if you aren’t having any luck getting approved from...

  • Buying a home through the VA loan program: What you need to know

      

    When it comes to home buying, there are special considerations that go along with wearing the uniform of our nation. Chief among them is should you even buy a home when you might have to move post...

  • Georgia natural gas guide

      

     Which company has the best rate for you? Our monthly update on natural gas rates in Georgia can help you decide... Here are the low-cost leaders for fixed rate natural gas plans There...

  • 4 things homebuyers worried about a housing bubble should consider

      

    It’s 2016, and home prices are rising near the levels of the housing market just before the crash. Many are asking — and wondering — if we are in some kind of housing...

  • Why the holidays may be the best time to sell a house

      

    There's no place like home for the holidays—and that's especially true if you're looking to sell a home right now! Read more: What you should know before selling your home...