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How to Buy Your First Home in a Competitive Market
April 9, 2018

In most American towns and cities, there are more would-be homebuyers than there are homes on the market. The housing inventory crunch in the U.S. right now is especially pronounced for smaller, less-expensive starter homes. And that means plenty of...

Four Things First-Time Homebuyers Fail to Notice at Open Houses
April 2, 2018

For many folks, hopping from one open house to the next is the most fun part of buying a home. Stepping into a new home is a little like trying on a new life. What if this is your future?...

All the Single Ladies and Homeownership
March 30, 2018

In 2008, Beyonce (AKA Queen Bey, AKA Sasha Fierce) released an anthem that praised singleness, united independent women around the world and tapped into a new universal truth that seems to have taken over our culture. Women, especially millennials, are...

Getting a Mortgage for New Construction
March 27, 2018

Maybe you have a clear vision of your dream home: the very latest in energy efficiency! Shiny new granite countertops in just the right color! You’ve gone to all the open houses, you’ve combed the real estate listings, and you...

A History of Credit Scores and Credit Reporting
March 19, 2018

Credit scores are a fact of life for Americans in the 21st-century, but credit scores haven’t always existed. Without credit scores, lenders might still be relying on handshakes and other subjective measures of worthiness, leaving millions of Americans without access...

Millennials Are Owning These Housing Trends
March 16, 2018

If there’s one thing millennials are particularly skilled at, it’s comparison shopping. Since the advent of the internet and eventually sites like Amazon, the importance of finding the right fit for everything has increased considerably. Millennials are the type of...

Buying a Home When Your Partner Has Bad Credit
March 13, 2018

So, you’ve found a person with whom you want to spend the rest of your life. When you met, it was like you’d known each other forever, and now the two of you want to buy a home and build...

Are Millennials (REALLY) Ruining Homeownership?
March 9, 2018

It is rumored that eating one too many avocado toasts at your favorite neighborhood brunch spot may compromise your ability to ever own your own home. In fact, we are led to believe that somewhere between the weekly coffee habit,...

How to Build Your Credit From Scratch
March 5, 2018

Building good credit is essential to your financial well-being. If you ever intend to purchase anything for which you’ll need a loan, you’ll need to be able to show lenders that you’re a responsible borrower who can be trusted to pay...

Millennials Are Buying Homes—Here’s How They’re Doing It
March 2, 2018

The road to becoming a homeowner for many millennials can sometimes seem impossible. Juggling exorbitantly high rents with the burden of student loans makes saving up for a downpayment much harder than in the past. Yet, despite these challenges, many...