A Fannie Mae survey recently revealed some of the most highly-rated benefits of homeownership, which continue to be key drivers in today’s power-packed housing market. Here are the top four financial benefits of owning a home according to consumer respondents: 88% - a better chance ... Continue Reading » about The Financial Benefits of Homeownership
When it comes to home renovations, a kitchen remodel is on the higher end of the price spectrum. One of the biggest line items in any kitchen remodel is cabinetry, which can account for up to 40% of your total budget. If you're willing to think outside the box a little, you can save yourself some ... Continue Reading » about Saving Money on Kitchen Cabinets
Let's face it – it's been a long winter, but brighter and warmer days are upon us. If you're the type of person who likes to be prepared, it isn't too early to gear up for lawn and garden season. Here are some tips to help you hit the ground running this spring: Test the content of your soil ... Continue Reading » about You’re Way-Too-Eager, Probably Over-the-Top Early Spring Checklist
Wow! The real estate market in the Charlotte area continues to favor the sellers due to historically low inventory. With low inventory and high demand, multiple offers on most properties under $350K, is projected to continue for the near future. On the other side, because interest rates continue ... Continue Reading » about March Real Estate Market Update: Charlotte NC
When you’re ready to buy a house, a lot of jargon is thrown around. One term you’ll hear a lot is debt-to-income ratios. If you’re not a math wizard, such lingo can sound intimidating, but it doesn’t need to. Debt-to-income ratios are simple to figure and use to your advantage, even giving you the ... Continue Reading » about Debt-to-Income Ratios: Why are they Important to Me?
Have you found yourself dreaming of your own Walden Pond lately? Whether you're looking to build a luxury retreat or you just want a natural escape, the dream of scooping up an undervalued piece of land is an understandable one. But before you break out the flannel, it's important to remember that ... Continue Reading » about Buying Land: Look Before You Leap