What are the hidden costs of homeownership? When calculating the costs of buying a home, it's important to think beyond the upfront expenses. You have to have a plan to cover the down payment and closing costs, of course, but you should also know what your prospective monthly … [Read more...] about Calculating The Hidden Costs Of Homeownership
Market For Smaller Homes Remains Competitive
The housing market has gotten a little easier for buyers lately. Listings are lasting longer and home-price increases have slowed. It's definitely still a seller's market, but buyers have it easier than they did last year at this time. Of course, how much easier depends on … [Read more...] about Market For Smaller Homes Remains Competitive
First Time Home Buyer: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Home Buying Process
Although the experience of owning your first home can be fulfilling and exciting, the actual financing and buying process can be quite overwhelming. From choosing the right neighborhood for your lifestyle to reviewing your financing options, there are a lot of important … [Read more...] about First Time Home Buyer: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Home Buying Process
Is Relief Ahead For Home Buyers?
A new quarterly report from the National Association of Realtors found the median home price reached a new record high during the second quarter. By the end of June, it was up to $413,500. That's after the vast majority of metro areas saw double-digit price gains from the … [Read more...] about Is Relief Ahead For Home Buyers?
A 4 Million Dollar Reverse Mortgage
A 4 million dollar reverse mortgage - really? A colleague of mine just completed a 4 million dollar jumbo reverse mortgage for a gentleman who only wanted to lock in a fixed rate, pay off his current mortgage and get no additional cash. He is a wealthy investor and didn't need … [Read more...] about A 4 Million Dollar Reverse Mortgage
A Reverse Mortgage for the Young and Comfortable
A Reverse Mortgage can serve a variety of needs. The following scenario is not that unusual these days. Dennis and Jill retired young. Their plan was to stop working at 55 and travel. They are both 57 years old now and their children are grown. A substantial part of their net … [Read more...] about A Reverse Mortgage for the Young and Comfortable