4 Terrifying Things to Know About Homeowners Associations

4 Terrifying Things to Know About Homeowners Associations

May 21, 2018May 21, 2018

 If you never lived in a development with a homeowners association, you might think that having your lawn mowed for you and not having to take care of the swimming pool sounds great. You might even think you would save a..

Tired of Renting But Not Ready to Buy? Here’s a Solution for You

Tired of Renting But Not Ready to Buy? Here’s a Solution for You

March 7, 2017March 7, 2017

 Renting has its perks. Renting is a lot easier to qualify for than purchasing a home. Renters also have the advantages of not having to worry about the property maintenance, insurance, taxes, or fees – they simply pay..

To Buy or To Build: A First-Time Homeowner’s Guide

To Buy or To Build: A First-Time Homeowner’s Guide

August 28, 2015August 28, 2015

 There are a lot of people buying homes out there, many of whom are trying to become homeowners for the first time. With the 2008 financial crisis still close in the rearview (and perhaps a new one brewing), it’s a buy..

5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Bought My Home

5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Bought My Home

July 15, 2015July 15, 2015

 Buying your first home and real estate property is a huge move for most people. It’s probably the biggest purchase they’ll ever make. The large amount of debt they’ll have, along with the monthly mortgage payments..

How the California Housing Financing Agency Helps First Time Homebuyers

How the California Housing Financing Agency Helps First Time Homebuyers

June 10, 2015June 10, 2015

 California has one of the most challenging real estate markets for first-time homebuyers. Several cities in California have average home prices which far exceed the average person’s ability to pay. With housing prices..

Four Top Financial Mistakes Homeowners Make

Four Top Financial Mistakes Homeowners Make

May 20, 2015May 20, 2015

 Our focus with a home tends to be on our lifestyle and family relating to living our lives.  Yet a home is our largest financial asset and it is a large physical asset that needs to be managed.  Here are four common ..

Finding Your Dream Home: 5 Ways to Save Time, Money, and Energy

Finding Your Dream Home: 5 Ways to Save Time, Money, and Energy

May 8, 2015May 8, 2015

 To say the least, finding a dream home is an accomplishment that tops most people’s bucket lists. Whatever the desired location or living requirements of the parties involved, there is no shortage of big decisions..

Home Buying Made Easy

Home Buying Made Easy

January 6, 2015January 6, 2015

 The dream to own your own home is instilled in us from a very young age. We’re spruiked glossy magazines and images on the TV and in newspapers proclaiming that the great Australian dream is to own your own home. But ..

How Owning Your Home Will Change Your Life

How Owning Your Home Will Change Your Life

November 28, 2014November 28, 2014

 You may have heard the news. For those hoping to purchase a first home, it’s a buyer’s market. Following the housing bubble of just a few years ago, the market has yet to fully rebound. That means there are more hou..

5 Things I Learned From Buying My First Home

5 Things I Learned From Buying My First Home

October 23, 2014October 23, 2014

 If you would have told me one year ago that I was going to be a homeowner by now, I would have rolled my eyes and told you to stop putting pressure on me. I’m doing just fine the way things are, thank you! But th..

Getting My First Home Mortgage

Getting My First Home Mortgage

April 23, 2013April 23, 2013

As some of you may recall, my girlfriend and I are in the midst of purchasing our first home. Previously, I wrote about the importance of a good realtor and the benefits of quality home inspection. Our home buying story would..

Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home

Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home

August 6, 2012August 6, 2012

The following is a guest post. If interested in submitting a post, please contact me. Author Bio: Jason is a financial advisor and Dave Ramsey-trained counsellor that blogs over at WorkSaveLive. He aims to educate his reader..