About Aly Yale

Aly J. Yale is a mortgage and real estate writer based in Houston. Connect with her at or on Twitter at @AlyJwriter.

These Are Homebuyers’ Most Sought-After Features

Every buyer’s tastes, preferences, and budget is different — but if you look at recent surveys, a picture of the American Dream starts to emerge, and it’s one that’s large, suburban, and comes with a top-notch kitchen. What Today’s Dream Home Looks Like According to a recent survey from, the ideal home for most [...]

By |2018-10-15T10:57:14+00:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Real Estate Agents|Tags: , , |

Managing Debt as a Small Business Owner — And an Easy Way to Consolidate it All

When you own a small business, it can be easy to let your debt get out of hand. Purchasing inventory, paying your employees, and stocking your office or facility with the necessary supplies can all get costly — and when cash flow is irregular, you’re often forced to put those charges on high-interest credit cards [...]

By |2018-10-09T11:54:25+00:00October 9th, 2018|Categories: Refinance|Tags: , , , |

6 Tips for Growing Your Small Business — And How to Cover the Costs

Rome wasn’t built in a day — and a small business? That’s much the same. It takes time, dedication, and the right resources to grow that little idea into a popular, profitable business, but it is possible. Are you treading water and unsure of how to take your business to new heights? Just don’t have [...]

By |2018-10-04T10:52:22+00:00October 4th, 2018|Categories: Refinance|Tags: , , , , |

Painting Your Home Exterior

With the air brisk and the temperature finally cooling off, now’s the perfect time of year to handle those bigger, outdoor home maintenance tasks and to-dos.   Number one on the list? Re-paint your home’s exterior. Whether you’re listing your property or have just noticed a few scuffs and chips, a new coat of paint [...]

By |2018-10-03T08:35:44+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Categories: DIY, Maintenance|Tags: , , |

The September Real Estate News You Might Have Missed

If you haven’t had time to keep up with real estate headlines lately, then you’re missing out. September proved to be a pretty good month for the industry. Homeowners gained more equity, home price growth slowed down, and housing’s inventory problem might have just turned around. Take a minute to catch up on all you [...]

By |2018-10-01T12:19:54+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

9 Buyer Must-Haves in the Luxury Real Estate Market

When it comes to the luxury real estate market, buyers are a little more discerning. And they’re not just looking for larger, more spacious properties either. With more money involved, they’re looking for top-of-the-line amenities, systems, and features that you just can’t find in the average property — or the average agent. Are you catering [...]

By |2018-10-01T10:40:45+00:00October 1st, 2018|Categories: Real Estate Agents|Tags: , , , |

5 Creative Ways to Save for a Down Payment

The need to save for a down payment has become one of the biggest hurdles for today’s home buyers. Faced with rising home prices (meaning a larger down payment is required), plus surging student loan debt, many buyers can barely save at all — let alone enough to buy their dream house. So what do they do? [...]

By |2018-09-25T16:31:19+00:00September 26th, 2018|Categories: Budget, Financial, Purchase|Tags: , , |

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