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Selling Your Home When You Have Kids

Selling your home can be stressful enough but add messy kids to the mix and you have a challenge on your hands. But it can be easy to sell your home when you have kids if you do some small things to remedy clutter: Go through the toys an...

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The Don’ts in Negotiating a Home

When you are looking at buying a home there are don'ts you should be aware of. Many times the handling of the negotiation can mean the difference in huge amounts of money. This is why it is vital to have an experienced agent on your side. Here ...

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How to Find a Qualified Home Inspector

A home is a very big purchase in your life and one of the most important things you can do before you buy your new home. It can be difficult to find a qualified home inspector. You will want to make sure to do your homework before paying for a ...

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Getting the Smells Out of Your Home

The last thing you want is a smelly house. When you are trying to sell your home the presence of household odors can affect the sale-ability and the bottom line price. Some of the most common offensive odors are cooking odors, particularly fis...

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Mortgage Insurance: What You Need to Know

When buying a home and shopping for a mortgage there are lots of new and unknown terms and one of those is often PMI. What is PMI? PMI stands for private mortgage insurance and chances are if you are first-time buyer you will have to pay it. ...

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Helping Military Families Buy a Home

Buying and affording a home is becoming a little bit easier for military families with the help of PenFed Foundation’s Dream Makers program. The Dream Makers program is funded by private donations from individuals and corporations and award...

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Is Your Home Underwater?

Do you owe more than your house is worth? You are not alone. Many homeowners are finding themselves in with a house that they owe more than its current market value. So what should you do? Here are some options for homeowners with “underwa...

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Retire on the Cheap

Retirement can be expensive. Transitioning from a steady income to living on a fixed one can be difficult. If you are nearing or currently in retirement there are some ways to stay within budget and reduce your spending.  Here are some tips t...

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Foreclosure Beware

PostIf you are looking for a deal you may be thinking about buying a foreclosure but buyer beware. There is a lot to know before putting an offer in on a foreclosed property. Often foreclosures are sold "as is" and many times do not have a s...

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Fuel Economy: Save Money on Gas

When times are tough you look to cut back anywhere you can. The price at the pump can be a real budget buster. There are ways to save on gas and get better mileage from your dollar. Slow down Speed is the biggest factor on fuel economy...

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