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Home Financing

Consumer Satisfaction With Mortgage Lenders Continues to Rise

Tweet A recently released J.D. Power 2013 U.S. Primary Mortgage Origination Satisfaction Study reveals that first-time homeowners are increasingly satisfied with their experience. JD Power scored lenders based on a

Home Financing

Home Renovation Mortgage Considerations

Tweet HomePath Financing Qualifications To qualify for HomePath financing, you must shop for Fannie Mae-owned properties. If you qualify you’ll be entitled to a low down payment, avoid mortgage insurance,

Outdoor Structures

Rent-to-Own Sheds: Bargain or Not?

Tweet Cash is king, but if your access to funds is limited, then other options might be right for you. One such option is rent-to-own, working much in the same

Financing

Mortgage Settlement Could Lead to New Scams Warns Task Force

Consumers are being warned that the recent news stories about several fresh initiatives to help beleaguered homeowners handle their mortgages may trigger a fresh onslaught of scams.

Home Financing

How to Get a Home Equity Loan

If you have owned your home for several years, you may have built up some equity. That equity can be tapped to pay for some major improvements or cover smaller projects such as new fixtures, a refreshed kitchen or new floors.

Financing

5 Mortgage Tips For 2012

Not all homeowners will renovate their homes, with some people choosing to upgrade to a new home instead of undertaking a time-consuming and costly renovation. With home prices down nearly across the board, buying a home now can be a sensible alternative to renovating your current residence.

Home Renovation

Should You Renovate or Relocate?

Tweet Should you stay in your current home and move forward with a renovation or should you table those plans, put your home on the market and look for a

Home Renovation

How to Keep Your Renovation Project on Target

Tweet 1. Plan to succeed – No one plans to fail, but you aren’t planning to succeed if your project hasn’t been clearly defined. This means making use of design

Home Buying-Home Selling

Can You Justify the Purchase of a Foreclosure?

Tweet New home shoppers these days are being enticed by homes that are priced much lower than they were two, three and even five years ago or longer. The housing

Home Renovation

Why Homeowners Should Put Fear Away & Renovate Now

Tweet Watch the national news for 15 minutes at a time and you’ll be calling your doctor to up your meds. The news is depressing, distressing and downright disheartening. The

Contractors

Can You Handle Being Your Own General Contractor?

You’re skilled enough to handle many of the tasks needed to get done around your home, but not everything.

Home Renovation

Why You Should Renovate Your Home Now

Tweet Rising material costs, inflation weigh in. Most homeowners don’t like to rush into new projects, perhaps realizing that without careful planning, they’ll pay more for a project then necessary