My wife and I recently listed out home for rent with a property manager. I found a great property management company that I have really enjoyed working with after asking tons of questions before hiring a property manager. Now that we have started to get the ball rolling finding renters and even showing our house to potential renters I have found a few expenses that have cropped up. Some of these costs were expected, but a few of these new expenses have kind of caught me a little off guard. Unexpected Expenses Of Being A … [Read more...] about The Unintended Costs Of Being A Landlord
More homeowners are finding themselves as accidentally landlords recently. Whether you are moving for a new job or relocating to be closer to home, many Americans are finding that they cannot sell their homes for what they owe on their mortgages. But, do you know the right questions to ask a property manager? So, if you are a landlord, the next question becomes whether or not you hire a property manager? A property manager will help you find tenants, fix problems with your home, and collect the rent or do you do it all … [Read more...] about Twenty Questions To Ask A Property Manager Before You Hire
If you are considering getting a home loan, it is essential that you do your research and fully understand what you are getting in order to find the best mortgages and interest rate for you and your family. For many types of home loans, you can research great mortgages ahead of time by using a mortgage calculator to figure out your major costs and expenses. How to Use a Mortgage Calculator When you are using a mortgage calculator, you need a couple of basic pieces of information: the mortgage amount, the mortgage term (usually 15 or 30 years, … [Read more...] about The Benefits Of Using A Mortgage Calculator
Buying a house is still part of the American Dream. There are several great benefits of buying a house that you should be aware of. While today’s housing market and the significant lack of available credit makes owning a home more difficult, it is not impossible to purchase a home. With good credit and a down payment, you can find a mortgage to purchase a new home. LendingTree.comRenting should not be your default option when there are so many great benefits of buying a house. Four Great Benefits Of Buying A House Forced Savings One of … [Read more...] about Top 4 Great Benefits of Buying a House You Need to Know
Jon Acuff who wrote an incredible book called “Quitters” recently asked his Twitter followers (follow him @JonAcuff and follow me on Twitter @MoneyQandA), “When did you realize that you were never going to be able to slam dunk a basketball? Have you realized yet?” We all have dreams and goals that are incredibly lofty. I have 100 goals to complete before I die. I know what you are thinking. What does this have to do with the American Dream? It has everything to do with our dreams, the American Dream, and what we think that we can accomplish in … [Read more...] about Is the American Dream Dead or Alive?
To obtain the best mortgage deal, it is helpful to understand something about the loan process itself. For example, knowing what closing costs are involved can help you negotiate better terms. Before you delve into the details, first look at your options by contacting several lenders. Brokers can also introduce you to several banks or lending institutions that can help you compare one another. By contacting more than one mortgage lender, you open yourself up to a wider selection of choices in which to make the best mortgage decision for you … [Read more...] about Compare Home Loans Between Several Mortgage Lenders