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Why a Buydown Mortgage Can Help You Sell Your Home Faster In a Slowing Market
Today, Jul 30

Why a Buydown Mortgage Can Help You Sell Your Home Faster In a Slowing Market

Ah, you can feel the tension between buyer and seller mounting. In the one corner, you have the wary buyer ready to pounce on a house she loves, except she’s troubled by a nagging little voice in her head, telling her not to overpay. She’s well aware of the National Association of Realtors’ July 28

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What to Do (Besides Panic) If You’ve Co-Signed for a Loan and the Borrower Goes Bankrupt

What to Do (Besides Panic) If You’ve Co-Signed for a Loan and the Borrower Goes Bankrupt

When most people hear the word “bankruptcy,” the term often connotes a worst-case scenario. Indeed, no one wants to find themselves in a position where they may have to embrace bankruptcy, but sometimes it’s the only option that will help someone to get back on their feet. What this doesn’t take into consideration is the third-party; in

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Top 10 Millennial-Friendly Cities That Will Spark Your Inner Urge to Move
Yesterday, Jul 29

Top 10 Millennial-Friendly Cities That Will Spark Your Inner Urge to Move

“Geography is destiny” somebody once said. That thought may go far in explaining what’s missing in the relationship between young adults — otherwise known as the millennial generation — and the housing market. Economists for the National Association of Realtors (NAR) have an eye on the residential migration patterns of millennials due to dynamics in local

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A Great Real Estate Team With These Key Players Will Help You Hit Your Next Deal Out of the Park

A Great Real Estate Team With These Key Players Will Help You Hit Your Next Deal Out of the Park

When it comes to real estate, ignorance is not bliss. The last sentence you ever want to hear yourself say after signing a deal is, “I should have known that.” That’s why you need to assemble the best experts possible for your real estate team. Your crack team can even help you hit a few

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5 Ways to Put Financial Goals Into Action So You’re Not Always Strapped for Cash
Jul 28

5 Ways to Put Financial Goals Into Action So You’re Not Always Strapped for Cash

Just about anyone you ask will most likely admit to having financial goals. After all, everyone wants to have a good handle on their finances, and even those who are financially secure often feel as if there is more they can be doing in order to push their financial stability in a forward direction. What

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Carefully Track Hidden Home Purchase Costs So You’re Not Suprised Later

Carefully Track Hidden Home Purchase Costs So You’re Not Suprised Later

A new survey shows 94 percent of prospective home buyers believe they’re going to be making a good investment, according to a poll conducted for Discover Home Loans. A large majority of these soon-to-be buyers are confident in their ability to secure an affordable loan and obtain the type of property they want while most

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Why Opting for Smaller Monthly Student Loan Payments Is Always a Smart Idea

Why Opting for Smaller Monthly Student Loan Payments Is Always a Smart Idea

For most college graduates, earning a degree comes at a high price. The average cost of attending a public, four-year college for the 2013-14 school year was about $18,391 ($31,701 if you attend an out-of-state school), according to the College Board. Now that most college students have graduated comes the hard part: finding a job

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How to Ensure Your Family Will Inherit Your Property So Uncle Sam Stays Out of Their Pockets
Jul 27

How to Ensure Your Family Will Inherit Your Property So Uncle Sam Stays Out of Their Pockets

Want to make sure that after you’re gone your family inherits your property without having to deal with red tape, probate lawyers or the government? Most people find that establishing a revocable living trust allows them to better control the distribution of their estate and shelter it from all of those inconveniences. And such a

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How Wealthy Executives Still Remain Untouched by the Great Recession and Are Laughing All the Way to the Bank
Jul 26

How Wealthy Executives Still Remain Untouched by the Great Recession and Are Laughing All the Way to the Bank

On the same day as the four-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank bill — signed into law to make U.S. banks more stable and better capitalized — it was announced that CIT Group had purchased OneWest Bank for $3.4 billion. The two headliners in the deal were none other than John Paulson, who once infamously collected

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Knowing These Key Points Will Help You Avoid Capital Gains Tax When Selling Real Estate
Jul 25

Knowing These Key Points Will Help You Avoid Capital Gains Tax When Selling Real Estate

Paying taxes isn’t fun, but there are strategies you can employ to cut your tax bill. If you’re trying to avoid paying capital gains taxes on the sale of your home, your financial planner might have clued you in on a few tips to help you avoid paying big taxes. But when it comes to a piece of

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