Many people who have been successful in building wealth and prosperity in the US will tell you that one of the greatest vehicles for creating wealth is ownership of property. It is often the first tangible investment that young people make. The age-old wisdom of parents and grandparents, many of whom grew up with tales of the … [Read more...] about Home Ownership the Foundation of Family Wealth
If you are finding yourself spending more time at home lately, then you may have time to tackle some of those tasks on your home improvement list! What better way to make lemonade out lemons than to use the quarantine to improve the value of your home! There are a plethora of videos on YouTube and through other sources that … [Read more...] about DIY Tutorials for Quarantine
Many homes owners feel plagued by the curse of the small bathroom. It could be a small half bath on a lower level, or perhaps it's an older home the pre-dates the massive luxury bathrooms we commonly see today. Or it could be a small starter condo. Whatever the reason, dealing with a small bathroom poses several design … [Read more...] about Help for the Small Bathroom Blues
Updating your home can be an exciting undertaking. It's an opportunity to flex those interior design muscles and to play with your personal style. However, major updates, such as flooring, kitchen renovations, or bathroom overhauls are costly. For this reason, major investments in your home should be considered through the eyes … [Read more...] about Fad or Trend? The Difference Can Impact Your Home Value
As home prices edge ever higher, and as Millennials are getting well established in their careers and having families, it may seem like you have to choose between saving for your future or owning a home. Which is more important? Well, the answer is, both. Sacrificing your retirement savings puts your future ability to … [Read more...] about Should Millennials Save for a Home or Retirement?
You might ask yourself – when is it appropriate to try and "time the market?" The short answer is never. One problem with attempting to time your purchase just right in tandem with economic patterns is that no one can really predict with any degree of accuracy – the future. Many reports get published, predictions are made and … [Read more...] about Trying to “Time the Market”?
For most people, changing employers will not impact the ability to qualify for a mortgage loan, especially if you are going to be earning more money. For some homebuyers, however, the effects of changing jobs can spell disaster when it comes to your loan application. Make sure you discuss in great detail with your lender and … [Read more...] about Changing Jobs and the Effects it has on Buying a Home
People who already have a home usually need the funds from the closing to secure their next purchase. If a "move-up" buyer wants to buy a home during a depressed market, that means they usually have one to sell themselves. Timing becomes very important and negotiations become more involved so neither party is forced into … [Read more...] about Why You Shouldn’t Wait!