If you’re thinking about remodeling your home next year, now might be a good time to start planning. With Black Friday approaching, hardware stores will be offering discounts on any tools or building supplies you can imagine. And Houzz—a website which offers products, ideas, and the names of contractors for home remodeling and decoration projects—has
Buying your first home is scary. We get it. All those concerns you have about money are quite legitimate, and the mortgage process can be confusing. On top of that, you want to make sure the house fits you. But some of the things that first-time homebuyers worry about really don’t matter. Here are five issues
Do the work Very few people will ever make a purchase bigger than a house. In fact, most people will only buy a home a few times in their life.That makes it critical to get the right home, at the right price, and with the right financing. Accomplishing that requires you to put a lot
Over the course of your life, you will have bought, sold and rented properties, which means you’ll know your way around the process. Where this differs, however, is that when it comes to your retirement home or your final home you’ll buy, you need to get it right. As much as the current family home
The National Association of Realtors just released a snapshot of home purchases in 2017, and it offers some interesting details: For example, the median home purchase price was $235,000, and 88% of buyers used a mortgage to secure their home. Some of its down payment findings may surprise you, though, as they go against common myths.
If you’re from Chicago you know that there is no easy transition into winter. One day it will be 50 degrees, and the next, snow is piling up by the inches with temperatures plummeting toward freezing territory. While we would love to have 75-degree weather all year long, this is Chicago baby, and we go