Finances

The financial decisions needed to buy, sell, and/or rent a home can be very daunting. Our articles provide the information in an easy-to-read, digestible way to help make smarter financial decisions.


What You Need to Know Before Investing in Real Estate

Many people are attracted to the idea of investing in real estate. It can be a very lucrative form of passive income that allows the investor to live life as they see fit. However, real estate investing is not a get-rich-quick scheme.

Your Guide to Financially Rewarding Income Properties

Income Producing Properties are real estate investment which you hold, and which provide income from leasing. A Non-Income Producing Property might still be used to make money, but only if it's value appreciated over time and then you sold it. Today, we will only be talking about Income Producing Properties.

To Rent or Own? The Top Money Questions and Answers You Need to Know

A major decision that people are faced with as they move through life is whether to rent or buy a home. The answer can be different from one year to the next. While there are advantages to both, statistics show that home ownership is still favored with the U.

How To Save Up for a Down Payment

Saving a down payment to purchase a home is the first challenge you must face, no matter what route you decide. An FHA loan requires as little as 3.5 percent down, while a conventional loan requires 20 percent down.

How to Budget Effectively As a New Homeowner

Becoming a homeowner is an exciting, rewarding, and significant milestone no matter what your age or where you live. Yet, homeownership comes with many new responsibilities with fiscal responsibility topping the list. If you’ve recently purchased a new home, it will be important to set a budget to make sure you can continue making your mortgage payments on time.

DIY or Hire a Professional? FAQ About the Cost of Common Home Repairs

If you are a homeowner with a need to complete a home repair or home improvement project, you are probably weighing the considerations of whether or not you should complete the work yourself or hire a professional. Each option has its benefits. For instance, if you are to complete the work yourself, it is probably going to save you money since you will only need to cover the cost of the materials (and maybe the tools) required to complete the job.