Do you know your credit score?

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84% of Americans have a credit score that would allow them to buy a home, but think their score is not where it needs to be so they don't pursue home ownership.
Buying a Home: Do You Know the Lingo?

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Buying a home can be intimidating if you’re not familiar with the terms used throughout the process.To point you in the right direction, here’s a list of some of the most common language you’ll hear when...
The Benefits of Growing Equity in Your Home

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Over the last couple of years, we’ve heard quite a bit about rising home prices. Today, expert projections still forecast continued growth, just at a slower pace. One of the often-overlooked benefits of...
17 Steps To Buying A Home

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Buying a home is one of those milestone life events that many of us have been dreaming about for ages -- but there's a reason why not everybody tries it as soon as they could. It's time-consuming, it can be...
How Much Do You Know About Down Payments?

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Whether you’ve owned a home before, or you’re ready to jump into homeownership for the first time, there are always a lot of questions swirling around about what is truly required for a down payment, and...
30 tips for how to be a good landlord

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Whether you're renting out a single property or you have a rental empire, being a good landlord will get you a higher caliber of tenant. But maybe it's been a long time since you rented yourself, or perhaps...
4 Tips For Financing Your First Home

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First-time homeowners who aren't prepared for the financial realities can find themselves overwhelmed once they actually have those keys in hand -- and as the housing crash and Great Recession showed us in the...
Is Mortgage Debt out of Control?

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The housing crisis of the last decade was partially caused by unhealthy levels of mortgage debt. Homeowners were using their homes as ATMs by refinancing and swapping their equity for cash.