Ideas on How to Save for a Down Payment for a House

For many potential homebuyers, the largest perceived hurdle is coming up with an adequate down payment. Spending hard-earned money on a down payment is one of the best financial decisions you can make. I know many people don’t often think of their residence as an investment, but it is. The difficulty, of course, lies in saving enough money for that investment. Here are some points to help you start thinking about ways you can save your money: 1. Set a target goal and talk to a mortgage professional. Find out what you’ll be able to afford when the time comes. 2. Assess your spending habits. Look at the last three months of your bank statements and/or receipts and figure out where you’re spend

Declutter Your Home Forever

Some people have a hard time decluttering their home. Today I’m explaining Marie Kondo’s method to help you do just that. Today’s blog message is for both buyers and sellers. How can you declutter your home forever? The largest influencer right now is a woman named Marie Kondo, a Japanese lifestyle celebrity and author. She helps people declutter their houses. What is her secret? She wants people to only keep items that “spark joy.” Kondo suggests sorting objects into five categories, beginning with clothing. You’ll touch each item of clothing that you own and think about whether it brings you joy. If it doesn’t, you get rid of it. After you’ve gone through all of your clothing, the next cat

What You Can Do to Keep Your Dream of Home-ownership Moving Forward [INFOGRAPHIC]

While the corona-virus may have many of us sidelined from our usual activities. You don't have to press pause on your real estate plans just because you're staying home. Here are four things you can do right now to keep your home search on track, so you're ready to go when this health crisis subsides. As a technology enabled real estate team, we can provide a digital, paperless offers, so buyers don’t have to leave the safety or comfort of their home to submit an offer. Our lenders and settlement partners are adjusting to changes to ensure the process is smooth and keeps your health as our top priority! Some Highlights: Don't put your home-ownership plans on hold just because you're stuck in

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