7 Things to Do Before You Retire

    If you plan to retire soon, now is the time to start planning for your transition into retirement. You will need to set up new health insurance, max out your workplace benefits while you still can and take last-minute steps to sure up your finances. Here are seven ways to make sure you’re [...]

85 percent of millennials expect to own a home—here’s how to buy one, in 8 steps

Most young people expect to own a home at some point in their lifetime: 85 percent, according to Aperion Care, which surveyed 2,000 millennials to get a sense of what they think about aging, retirement and their future in general. That's good news. Young people should be prioritizing home ownership, says co-founder of AE Wealth Management and self-made millionaire David Bach. In [...]

Top 5 Things You Should Look For When Choosing A New Neighborhood

To find the perfect house, you have to find the perfect neighborhood. Here are ten things to look out for when choosing a new neighborhood. Rising Home Prices: Consider a place where home values are increasing at a faster rate than the national average of 6.9%. Growing Household Incomes: When homeowners earn money, they can [...]

By |2018-01-17T21:22:07+00:00January 17th, 2018|Home Buyer Tips, Real Estate Tips|0 Comments

Buying a Home on a Single Income? 3 Budgeting Tips That Will Make Things Easier

Are you thinking about buying that perfect new home? Whether you're buying for yourself or a new home for a family, there will be many costs involved. Let's take a look at 3 budgeting tips that will help make home ownership on a single income easier.

By |2018-09-08T06:28:09+00:00April 11th, 2017|Home Buyer Tips, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Buying a Home on a Single Income? 3 Budgeting Tips That Will Make Things Easier

It’s Tax Time: Learn How Buying a New Home Can Help to Reduce Your Tax Burden

Most people do not look forward to tax time, whether they get money back or not, but as a homeowner there are a lot of things you can do that will help to reduce your taxes and get you a refund. If you're getting prepared to invest in a home and are wondering how it can benefit you, here are some deductions you'll want to watch out for.

By |2018-09-08T06:28:09+00:00April 7th, 2017|Home Buyer Tips, Uncategorized|Comments Off on It’s Tax Time: Learn How Buying a New Home Can Help to Reduce Your Tax Burden

Student Loans vs. Down Payments: 3 Ways You Can Manage Both and Buy a New Home

The idea of paying off your student loans and buying a home at the same time can seem like an impossible feat given the impact on your Debt-to-Income (DTI) ratio. However, there are ways it's possible to have enough funds and good enough credit to make your dream of home ownership come true a little more quickly.

By |2018-09-08T06:28:12+00:00March 31st, 2017|Home Buyer Tips, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Student Loans vs. Down Payments: 3 Ways You Can Manage Both and Buy a New Home

Real Estate Investment: Three Telltale Signs You’re Not Cut Out to Be a Landlord

The idea of purchasing a property and having renters can be an exciting business venture that offers lucrative financial rewards. However, there's a lot involved in being a successful landlord and it's important to be aware of what's required before making the commitment. Whether you're investing in one rental property or five, here are some questions you should ask yourself before getting involved.

By |2018-09-08T06:28:13+00:00March 22nd, 2017|Home Buyer Tips, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Real Estate Investment: Three Telltale Signs You’re Not Cut Out to Be a Landlord

Making the Grade: How to Research Local Schools Before Buying Your Next Home

There are so many things involved in moving into a new home in a different neighborhood that it can be easy to forget about the proximity of many nearby amenities. If you're wondering how you can find out more about the local school, let the following tips be your guide.

By |2018-09-08T06:28:17+00:00March 10th, 2017|Home Buyer Tips, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Making the Grade: How to Research Local Schools Before Buying Your Next Home

Buying Small, Living Large: 4 Big Pros to Buying a Smaller House or Condo

Are you on the hunt for a more efficient living space? Whether you're a first-time buyer or downsizing from a larger home, buying small can still mean living big. Let's explore four positives to living in a smaller, more intimate house or condo.

By |2018-09-08T06:28:17+00:00March 8th, 2017|Home Buyer Tips, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Buying Small, Living Large: 4 Big Pros to Buying a Smaller House or Condo

Feeling ‘Priced Out’ of Your Local Market? Here’s How You Can Still Buy a Great New Home

If you're trying to buy a new home, few things are more frustrating than a hot real estate market. When home prices are climbing fast it can feel like you'll never be able to save enough for your down payment. In today's post we'll share a few ways that you can get in - even if you're feeling priced out.

By |2018-09-08T06:28:18+00:00March 7th, 2017|Home Buyer Tips, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Feeling ‘Priced Out’ of Your Local Market? Here’s How You Can Still Buy a Great New Home