Articles about Home Ownership

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The fear of rising interest rates might be tempting you to refinance your home. Or perhaps you want to reduce your monthly...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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