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Baby-Proofing Your Home: Part 2

By Shantell Lorraine Nicole Russell   |  April 23, 2015
When you have a baby, their safety becomes your top priority. [More]

Baby-Proofing Your Home: Part 1

By Courtney Lynch   |  April 21, 2015
First comes applying for a home mortgage, then come closing costs, then comes baby-proofing your home for that new addition to your family. [More]

Knowing How Much You Can Spend On A House

By Shantell Lorraine Nicole Russell   |  April 16, 2015
If you have decided to purchase a home, you may wonder how to establish your budget. There are a number of factors to think about when you buy real estate. Know what to consider and techniques you can adopt to help ensure affordability. Before the budget The interest rate affixed to a home loan may impact what you will be able to afford. CNN Money recommended improving your credit score to qualify for a lower interest rate. Know how good your credit is and correct any blemishes that may be... [More]

Decorating Your First Home

By Courtney Lynch   |  April 14, 2015
When you move into your first new home, decorating the space can be slightly intimidating. [More]

A Guide to Moving Into Your First Home: Part 2

By Shantell Lorraine Nicole Russell   |  April 9, 2015
Moving day When the big day finally arrives, the first thing you should always do is not allow yourself to become too stressed. Remind yourself that you have properly planned for a smooth move and while it may be a long day, the final result is something you should look forward to. Real Simple noted that you should first call the moving company you hired to verify their arrival. If the movers are running late or there is any issue at all, do not panic. Simply ask when the movers will be arrivin... [More]

A Guide to Moving into your First Home: Part 1

By Courtney Lynch   |  April 7, 2015
Closing on your first home is a very special time and the excitement is only just beginning. [More]

What You Need to Know About Bank-Owned Homes

By Shantell Lorraine Nicole Russell   |  April 2, 2015
The housing crisis led to an increased number of bank-owned homes on the market. If you are interested in purchasing one of these homes, it is important to fully understand what they entail and what additional steps might be necessary and what details you should pay more attention to. What is a bank-owned home? Bank-owned homes, also referred to as real estate-owned or REO, are properties that have been through the foreclosure process. These homes are now owned by the original mortgage le... [More]

Refinancing 411's

By Courtney Lynch   |  March 31, 2015
Knowing when to refinance and how to begin the process is crucial for successfully applying for an alternative loan for your house. [More]

Mortgages for First-Time Homebuyers

By Shantell Lorraine Nicole Russell   |  March 26, 2015
The first step of purchasing a home is securing a mortgage. [More]

Understanding Your FICO Credit Score

By Courtney Lynch   |  March 24, 2015
Much of your financial investments depend greatly on one small three-digit number. [More]