Homeowners Insurance

One feature you will more than like decide to invest in is homeowners insurance. Legally, you can own your home without having insurance. However, most lenders will not allow you to finance your home through them without having insurance. If you live in a condominium, the board could also require you to have homeowners insurance.Continue reading “Homeowners Insurance”

Planning a Family Vacation to the Grand Canyon

In January, I tend to plan and book all of our vacations for the year and even some for the following year.   I rely heavily on other amazing Moms (& Dads) to blog about their own family adventures so I can base our plans on what I believe will be the best fit for ourContinue reading “Planning a Family Vacation to the Grand Canyon”

Flipping Grandview: Week 1

Well, here we are after Week 1 and we’ve made good progress!  The contractors did a great job of hauling off the remaining items as well as demolishing what’s not staying!  Dare I say it looks better already?! This week also saw the new roof being put on the house and the small shed behindContinue reading “Flipping Grandview: Week 1”

Flipping Grandview: Closing Time!

Let’s switch gears a little bit here into our house flipping business.  There was so much excitement over the photos we posted on Facebook so I thought I would blog a little bit about each house as we move along! We close on the Grandview house on February 9.  You can take a look atContinue reading “Flipping Grandview: Closing Time!”

What is the Fair Housing Act?

The Fair Housing Act of 1974 is a national policy of fair housing throughout the US. The act makes it illegal to discriminate in the sale, lease, or rental of housing. The owner or landlord also can not make housing unavailable because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, or national origin. No matter who youContinue reading “What is the Fair Housing Act?”

What is a Seller’s Market?

A seller’s market is defined as a period of time when the real estate market experiences an increase in demand and therefore an increase in property value.   What factors can cause a Seller’s Market? When a city experiences a lack on new development, the real estate market will reflect the decreased property values andContinue reading “What is a Seller’s Market?”

Types of Home Loans

There are various types of home loans and it can be overwhelming when trying to choose which one is best for you. A fixed rate loan tends to favor a borrower with good credit who values predictability as it contains an unchanging interest rate through the life of the loan. However, the interest rate ofContinue reading “Types of Home Loans”