Thursday, September 26th, 2019
Whether you’re looking to move out of your parents’ house or just ready to relocate in general, there are a few options for you to consider. We’re talking about buying or renting. While there are benefits to each, we believe that buying has an amount of benefits. Have you spoken to a BHHS Select real estate agent before? Maybe it’s time to consider this option. Keep reading to find out how buying is better than renting.
Thursday, December 13th, 2018
Q: I will soon make our final mortgage payment. My wife will retire in two years and I will work to age 67. We are both 60 today. Because I don’t get a pension I really have been looking forward to this final payment. We bought the house 25 years ago, but I shortened the term of the loan by refinancing to a 15-year loan in 2003. Are we doing well to have the mortgage paid off by age 60?
Thursday, May 17th, 2018
Thursday, February 15th, 2018
This article explains the four most common valuation methods used for real property transactions and how and when they are used. It’s important to note that the methods below are not necessarily mutually exclusive. Lenders, servicers, investors, and other professionals use one or more of these valuation methods, depending on circumstances and the type of transaction. Often, one valuation method is used to confirm or quality-check the results of another.
Thursday, February 1st, 2018
By Barbara Pronin
While your credit score affects everything from your ability to buy a car or a home to how much interest you will pay on the loan, many people don’t know how these scores are calculated or what impacts them positively or negatively.
Thursday, January 18th, 2018
By Dana Dratch
If you can afford it, it might be simple to pay off your mortgage earlier. But should you? That’s a complicated question.
Homeowners with low mortgage rates may be better off putting extra money in a Roth IRA or 401(k), both of which might offer a higher return than paying off the mortgage.
Thursday, January 11th, 2018
By Kay Bell
You’ve found the perfect house. Interest rates are still low. There’s just one thing standing between you and your dream home: a down payment.
Don’t abandon your homeownership dreams just yet. Here are nine ways to come up with the cash for your new home.
Pay Off Your Credit Cards
Thursday, January 4th, 2018
By Cheryl Knight
Buying a house is a life-changing process that requires lots of upfront financial planning.
Thursday, July 20th, 2017
Your house is likely to be the biggest investment you make in your entire life. Whether you're planning to sell it or you're there for the long haul, it is important to take care of your investment. As any real estate agent will tell you, the first thing people notice about your home is the exterior. You need strong curb appeal to make a good first impression.
Thursday, May 11th, 2017
Many homeowners have heard that homeownership is a great investment. However, knowing why and how is a different story. This is especially pertinent when it comes to home equity, which is often a homeowner’s largest financial asset, and can make up over half of their net worth. But how can you use your equity to your advantage?