Why Should I Get an Annual Mortgage Review? Just as we make it a priority to have annual checkups with our doctors for our physical well-being, it's equally crucial to dedicate time each year to evaluate our financial health. One key component of this proactive financial checkup is the annual mortgage review. This [...]
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Budgeting to Buy a Home in 2024 Now that the holiday season is behind us, it's time to fully implement those New Year's resolutions. If your goals involve financial objectives such as saving for retirement, clearing student loan debt, or purchasing a home, continue reading for valuable financial planning tips. The beginning of [...]
Buy Now, Refinance Later With Reduced Fees The real estate waiting game can be challenging, especially with today's high-interest rates. Some prospective buyers believe it's wise to wait for better deals. However, this strategy may mean missing out on current homeownership opportunities, such as reduced competition and falling prices in various markets. The issue arises [...]
Unlocking Income: 5% Down Payment for Multi-Family Homes Think multi-family properties like duplexes, triplexes, or fourplexes are only for the elite? Think again! Now, you can enter the game with just a 5% down payment. Starting November 18, 2023, Fannie Mae slashed the down payment requirement for owner-occupied multi-family properties from 15-25% to [...]
Home Renovations for a Strong Return on Investment (ROI) One of the perks of owning a home is the ability to personalize it to your liking. While home renovations allow for customization, it's vital to recognize that these changes can influence your home's value, either positively or negatively. Not everyone desires a sunroom at [...]
8 Heartwarming Holiday-Giving Ideas for the Whole Family This Season As the holidays are fast approaching, it's more than just feasts and gatherings; it's a time for giving. We've collected 8 of our favorite holiday-giving ideas for giving back to others in this holiday season. Shifting the focus from personal wish lists to [...]
Understanding a 3-2-1 Interest Rate Buydown In challenging times with high-interest rates, buying a home might seem daunting, but there are advantages. Higher rates often mean: Less competition. Lower prices. Motivated sellers are often open to concessions. This can include negotiation over closing costs and mortgage discount points. This is where the 3-2-1 Interest [...]
Unlocking Tax Savings: 5 Must-Know Deductions for Homeowners When it comes to homeownership, seizing every possible deduction can significantly boost your tax refund. You might be wondering how aspects like mortgage interest, home improvement expenses, and property taxes impact your annual tax bill. Let's unravel the complexity and explore the top tax deductions [...]
Feeling overwhelmed by High-Interest Debt? High-interest credit card debt can be a significant financial burden. Paying off this debt with today's soaring interest rates can require substantial sacrifices. However, if you're a homeowner, there's an alternative that doesn't involve extreme austerity measures. You could tighten your purse strings, living on a strict budget while [...]