Posts tagged with "buying a home"

Basics of Homeowners Insurance

One of the first things you need to do when you buy a home is purchase homeowners insurance, which is property insurance that will protect you in the event of losses related to your home. Homeowners insurance can also provide you with liability coverage if a third party is injured, or you injure them, on […]

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Investing With Robo-Advisors to Save For Your Down Payment

If you’ve been paying any attention to the financial media in recent years you’ve probably heard about robo-advisors. They’re sweeping across the investment landscape, and drawing investment funds from large, small, and new investors alike. But while you may have considered investing with robo-advisors for long-term goals, like retirement, should you use one to save […]

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How to Avoid Paying Too Much For a House in a Hot Market

There are more than a few hot markets in the country right now. House prices are charging to record levels in many, many ZIP Codes. While that may be good for property sellers, it’s far from the best situation for you, if you’re looking to buy. Your goal should be to avoid paying too much […]

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Get Mortgage with Mom and Dad’s Help

It’s frequently necessary to get mom and dad’s help in navigating the mortgage approval process. But that can be a touchy subject in some families. Let’s take a look at the kinds of help that parents can provide, the reasons why they might want to provide it, and the best way to ask for that […]

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Part 1: Using a Gift to as a Down Payment on a House

When purchasing a home, the buyer doesn’t necessarily need to come up with the entire down payment. They can use a gift from an acceptable third-party to provide some or even all of the down payment needed to purchase the home. There are certain guidelines and requirements connected with using a gift as a down […]

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Property Flipping Pitfalls to Avoid

Flipping properties successfully is as much about avoiding pitfalls as it is about getting all of the basics right. In fact, you can get a lot of things right and still lose money on a flip, if you get caught in one of those pitfalls. For that reason, pitfall avoidance needs to be a priority. […]

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Using Your Tax Refund as a Down Payment for Your First Home

Before you go spending your tax refund on having some fun, first stop and consider what you can do with it that might take care of you and your family for many many years. One of the best ways to do this is by using your tax refund as a down payment on your first […]

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Getting the Best Price on a Property to Flip

People are making a fortune flipping properties. If you want to join them and set up a flip of your own, the first most important step is to get the best price on the property. Buy a property at a low enough price, and you can almost always make a profit on the flip. But […]

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Should You Save for Your Down Payment in Stocks?

There’s no doubt about it, the stock market has been behaving beautifully in the past eight years. The market has gone up almost predictably in each of those years, with barely a 10% decline happening at any point along the way. At this point, it can very much look like a sure thing. But be […]

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Why a House Is a Good Investment – Even if it Doesn’t Rise in Value

There is and always has been a strong focus on higher property values when it comes to purchasing a home. A house is widely seen not just as a place to live, but also as an investment. But even if your house doesn’t rise in value – even if it’s at exactly the price you […]

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