Home Ownership


Home Buying in Next 6 months? Do This Now!

If you are planning on buying a home in the next few months, I bet you are...

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Lesson from the Tax Bill: Never Invest Based on Taxes Alone

The new federal tax bill punishes homeowners in regions where home prices...

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One in Four Homeowners Dangerously Underinsured.

For those of you who own your home, it’s likely your largest...

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Two Insurance Mistakes Homeowners Can’t Afford to Make

With home values rising more than 40 percent from their lows during the...

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Are You Going to Win or Lose From Rising Interest Rates?

I want you to understand there is a big shift going on in our economy. I...

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The Smartest Home Buying Move Most People Ignore

Most homebuyers choose a 30-year fixed rate mortgage. There’s nothing...

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Don’t Over-React to the Mortgage Rate Rise

Over the past few months mortgage rates have begun to rise a bit. And the...

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Avoid This Costly Refinancing Trap

In late July, the 3.4% average rate for a 30-year mortgage was near the...

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A Taxing Reason to Not Buy a Home

There are two potentially large tax breaks that come with buying a home....

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Step 4: Closing the Deal: Scour your all-in Mortgage Costs

It takes a hefty wad of money to get a mortgage. It’s typical for all the...

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Step 3: Get to the Point: When It Pays to Buy Down Your Mortgage

Lenders like to give home borrowers choices when it comes to their mortgage...

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Suze’s Mortgage Tip #2: Know the Down Side of Making a Small Low Down Payment.

My absolute best advice is to strive to make a 20% down payment when you...

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