Articles about Home Ownership

Millennials, defined as those ages 36 and younger, are now the largest share of homebuyers in the market. If you're thinking...

Americans spent about $1,000 heating their house during the winter. Fortunately, making a few changes now can pay off...

If you're thinking about buying a home in the Puget Sound, then you're probably well aware that despite a recent...

Over the past couple of months, mortgage rates have gone up several times. In fact, they're now the highest they've...

For many, turning a hobby or passion into a full-time gig is the epitome of the American dream. You're going at it...

Whether you're preparing to rent or buy, it's a good idea to be familiar with the language…Before BuyingAPR:...

Buying your first home is a rollercoaster - exciting, overwhelming, intimidating, and rewarding. Despite all this, one...

What's the difference?Editor's Note: The following post originally appeared in AZ Central. If you're in the market for a new...

You've saved for a down payment, searched for a house, kept your fingers crossed during bidding wars, and you've finally...

Given the Northwest's tight real estate conditions, some homeowners are choosing to upgrade, remodel or spruce up their...

Home prices across the nation have been rising at record-setting rates, and things are especially hot in the Northwest....

Over the past couple of months, ​we've been answering some commonly asked questions on all things money matters....

Seattle (and Portland), this one's for you.It's no great secret that the Seattle real estate market remains one of the...

Whether you're a recent empty nester or simply looking to lower the amount of your mortgage, many Americans are now opting...

Buying a home is one of the biggest financial choices most of us will make. Unfortunately not all mortgage lenders take the...

If you're shopping for a home, what costs do you need to consider? Sure, there's your interest rate, down payment amount and...

With summer around the corner, many us are heading outdoors to entertain guests or enjoy a meal. Unfortunately, if you're...

For most of us, our remodel project won't be featured (or paid for) by HGTV. Since remodeling takes a lot of time AND,...

Need a change? Maybe more space for a growing a family, or perhaps the look of your home could just use a refresh. This is...

If you've thought it through and decided that you can't find an existing home that meets your needs AND you've got...

After the economic recession of 2008, the Federal Reserve lowered interest rates, in part to help support banks in lending...

Record low interest rates might be tempting you to refinance your home. Or perhaps you want to reduce your monthly...

With the recent talk of interest rates changing, it can be tempting to refinance your current mortgage to take advantage of...

Determining how much money to put down is a major step in the home buying process and will likely be your largest up-front...

To approve or not approve...Decisions as to which loans lenders decide to fund can seem a little mysterious, and often...

When it comes to buying a home, there's often as much stress as there is excitement. Understanding how the home buying...

Tips to find out how much that move will cost you.Take a guess, where do you spend most of your money? For most of us, the...

Ah, the appeal of the custom-built house. For many, it's an American dream. Finding a piece of land all your own, working...

This one goes out to those furiously hunting, future homeowners in the Northwest. (Looking at you Seattle and Portland!) A...

Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from a recent AZ New Homes article by David M Brown. After your loan is approved,...

What to know when buying a house? Buying a house may sound complicated — and while there are several steps and...

It's hard to find everything you want in a home. If you're looking for a house that's perfectly catered to your family's...

For most people, figuring out how to buy a home can be complicated and confusing. If these emotions resonate with you, then...

Thinking about adding a backyard kitchen for summer BBQs? Updating that kitchen from the 60s?According to Fixr.com, a...

House shopping can be fun, scary, interesting, exciting, and overwhelming. It can easily turn into an emotional roller...

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