How to Save For Your First Home Purchase

Are you thinking about buying your very first home? If so, it must be an exciting time for you! Be cautious though. Once you start looking for your perfect home, it can be easy to fall in love with something that is out of your price range and does not allow you to put 20% […]

How to Find Your Money-Making Rental Property

Are you interested in buying rental property for an additional income? I have been thinking about making a purchase like this for quite some time and am nearly ready to pull the trigger. For the past year or so, I have been researching and planning for a single family home purchase. After all of my […]

What is a HELOC?

If you pick up the Wall Street Journal on any particular day, you might find an article that mentions HELOCs. You probably see that word on a poster or rate board at your local bank as well. You might get something in the mail (or e-mail) from your credit union advertising the best HELOC rates around. That is all great if you know what a HELOC is. Consider this post HELOCs for dummies.

Flip Houses or Rent Out Real Estate?

Have you ever thought about flipping houses on the side? Or maybe you’ve always wanted to buy real estate and rent out your property to make a consistent semi-passive monthly income? Both strategies can potentially make money, but is one option better than the other?

Should You DIY?

Have you ever tackled any Do-It-Yourself projects? I bought a foreclosed house in 2011 and had never before done any sort of construction work on my own. But, thanks to YouTube and my new-found friends at Lowes, I was actually able to figure out quite a lot.

How Mortgages Work

Do you realize how many types of mortgages are offered today? You most likely know about some of the most common, but what are the true details of these mortgage types? And what are the other types of mortgages that are offered? Is your mortgage right for your situation? Let’s first explore the various types […]

Home Buyer’s Guide: From Search to Move In

Buying a home can be intimidating. In September, 2011, I bought my first home. I went through the process to find a place, get a mortgage, and close with the help and support of a great Realtor and my own local market knowledge. Below you will find the full guide to how I found a […]

3 Great Ways to Bring the Tailgate Party Home

October is one of my favorite months of year for many reasons. From the cooling temperatures to the proximity of the holidays I really enjoy this month. Most importantly, I love October because the college football season is in full swing. I could watch football at any level and enjoy it as it is a […]

4 Financial Boundaries to Set Before Moving in Together

Couples preparing to move in together have many decisions to make, from which colors to paint the walls to how to divvy up the chores. But perhaps the most important thing couples can do before they move in together is create financial boundaries.