If you’re planning to buy a home this year, saving for a down payment is one of the most important steps in the process. One of the best ways to jumpstart your savings is by starting with the help of your tax refund and stimulus payments beef up your savings. Using data from the Internal ... Continue Reading » about Your Tax Refund and Stimulus May Help You Achieve Homeownership
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?