US 2020 Market Update

US 2020 Market Update

The year 2020 was a big roller coaster ride. Thanks to COVID-19, we’ve seen things we never thought were possible. The real estate market is no different, from record-low mortgage rates to short days on the market. It was one of the biggest surprises of the year. The...
10 Steps for a Seamless Mortgage Application Process

10 Steps for a Seamless Mortgage Application Process

Thinking about buying a home? Congratulations! Buying a home is an exciting time in a person’s life, but if you aren’t prepared, setbacks may dampen your mood. Spending time preparing now can save you time and headaches after you’ve turned your application into the...
Most Expensive Listings in America 2020

Most Expensive Listings in America 2020

The global pandemic put many things on hold this year, but the real estate market bounced back fast and showed its resiliency. As soon as people were allowed out, home sales started shooting up and the market activity was one of the economy’s biggest factors for...
Are You Ready to Buy Your First Home?

Are You Ready to Buy Your First Home?

Homeownership is one of a person’s greatest goals in life. It is considered a vital part of the American dream and is an aspiration to many. Even though it sounds dreamy, it is a big financial decision that requires a series of well-calculated decisions. It is a...
Tips to Build Your Home’s Equity

Tips to Build Your Home’s Equity

Homeownership comes with an extremely useful financial benefit—equity. Simply put, equity is the amount of your home you actually own. It is calculated by the difference between your home’s market value and the amount you owe. You don’t notice it as it grows, but it...
Should You Choose a 15-year or 30-year Mortgage?

Should You Choose a 15-year or 30-year Mortgage?

Buying a home is one of the most expensive things you will ever do in your lifetime. That’s why it is important to consider your options when applying for a mortgage. While there are a multitude of options available, people seem to pick between the two most famous...
Should You Pay Your Mortgage Early?

Should You Pay Your Mortgage Early?

If you have a roof over your head (and you’re not renting), you’re probably paying a mortgage. Mortgages account for one of the most common loans Americans have. Like most people, you might also be dreaming about the day you’re free of this debt. And depending...
Tips to Make the Most of Distance Learning

Tips to Make the Most of Distance Learning

Everything this year has been out of the ordinary. COVID-19 forced many students to transition to remote learning beginning mid-March. The learning situation this fall is likely to go the same route as the pandemic continues to affect most of the United States. We...