What You Need to Know About Moving With a Portable Container

As portable moving containers grow in popularity, it may seem like a great option for your needs. You get to bypass the tight schedule associated with moving trucks and are instead able to pack in small bursts at your own convenience. Here’s what you need to know if...

Before Renting, Do a Background Check on Your Future Landlord

When you apply for a rental as a tenant, it is almost always necessary for a landlord to run a background check. However, just because you are the one being checked out doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do some research of your own. Before you commit to a lease, and a...

How to Choose a House Where You Can Work From Home

People across the United States have begun working from home more frequently. For many, this will be a long-term or permanent change. If your current living and working situation is less than ideal and you’re thinking about buying a new house, here are some things to...

Buying Your First House: Tips For Buyers

By Bill Gassett When taking on any new project, the more you know and understand, the better things are likely to go. The same is true when buying a home for the first time. With our first-time buyer tips, you should be able to avoid many of the problems that can...

You Should Be Asking Your Real Estate Agent These Questions

If you’re one of the many consumers who are taking advantage of low interest rates and flexible work situations to shop for a new home—or a homeowner who is capitalizing on buyer demand and putting your home on the market—be mindful that the real estate process has...

Can You Get Approved for a Mortgage if You Have Student Loan Debt?

A large percentage of recent college graduates have student loan debt, often totaling tens of thousands of dollars. While having significant balances might make it harder to become a homeowner, you may still be able to qualify for a mortgage. Factors That are...

Do You Have High Enough Liability Coverage?

Homeowners insurance includes several components. One is liability coverage, which can cover accidental injuries or property damage. Insurance companies offer a wide range of liability coverage limits. You may need more coverage than you currently have to fully...

Improve Your Credit Score Before You Start House Hunting

If you want to buy a house and you’ll need to take out a mortgage, getting your credit score as high as possible should be a top priority before you begin searching for a home. Your credit score will be used to set your interest rate, so be sure to stay on top of it....

Why Your Mortgage Servicer Might Change

Many homeowners are surprised to receive a letter stating that their mortgage servicer has changed. Financial institutions that issue mortgages are permitted to sell loans or to transfer the rights to service mortgages to other financial institutions without...

What to Look for in a Single-Family Investment Property

By Meghan Belnap Investing in real estate is a wise decision that can often help you enjoy a relaxing and full retirement. To ensure you purchase the best real estate, though, you need to know what qualities make for a good investment property. Related: Where to Buy...

New Construction or Existing Home: Which Is Better for Your Family?

By Anita Ginsburg Are you in the market to buy a home? If so, then you may be trying to decide between new construction or purchasing an existing home. With your home being such a huge purchase, you need to be sure you make the best choice for your family. Related: 4...

Buyers: How to Get Noticed Among the Competition

As potential home sellers put their plans on hold due to the widespread impact of the coronavirus, available inventory of for-sale homes shrunk, making the landscape a little more challenging for buyers. If you’re currently in the market for a home, you can expect...

4 Things Homebuyers Should Know About New Construction Homes

By Brooke Chaplan Being the first person to own a newly built home can be a source of immense pride and enjoyment. Having the chance to build a house to your exact specifications gives you a great opportunity to move into a home that you can enjoy for many years....