Education

Freddie and Fannie Who?! 13 Mortgage Terms You’ve Heard and May Not Understand

The mortgage process can be pretty overwhelming — especially if it's your first time around the block. In fact, according to a recent study from credit bureau TransUnion, a whopping 34% of first-time homebuyers aren't familiar with a single mortgage financing option whatsoever. Another two-thirds of first-timers don't know who Fannie Mae and Freddie [...]

By |2020-01-08T10:37:29-05:00January 8th, 2020|Categories: Education, Mortgage|Tags: , , |

How Traditional Real Estate Commissions Have Changed (And What That Means for Buyers)

Though real estate agents have traditionally claimed between 2 and 3% of a home’s sale price, many of today’s pros are challenging this status quo, instead offering flat-fees, reduced commissions, and even commission rebates to homebuyers and sellers alike. The reason for this change of heart? It’s largely due to technology, which has allowed [...]

By |2019-09-04T11:34:58-04:00September 5th, 2019|Categories: Education, Purchase|Tags: , |

9 College Scholarships with Quick and Easy Applications

College is expensive. The average cost of public college is nearly $10,000 per year for in-state residents and more than twice that for out-of-state residents. Add that up over four years and you’ve got a pretty hefty sum of money on your hands — a sum that many students (and their parents) just don’t [...]

By |2019-08-06T13:41:37-04:00August 7th, 2019|Categories: Education, Refinance|Tags: , , , |

Real Estate Investing Basics: How to Start Building Your Portfolio

There’s money to be made in real estate — and many of our country’s most successful leaders and influencers are the proof. If you’re hoping to join their ranks, then you’re not alone. As billionaire Andrew Carnegie once put it, “Ninety percent of all millionaires become so through owning real estate. More money has been [...]

By |2020-01-16T10:16:07-05:00July 10th, 2019|Categories: Education, Purchase|Tags: , , |

10 of the Best Personal Finance Podcasts

Podcasts are the perfect mix of media. It’s like listening to music and reading a book all at the same time — and the best part? You can enjoy them anytime, anywhere. Blare one on your commute into work, plug one in on your morning run, or listen as you’re cooking dinner, showering, or just [...]

By |2020-01-15T08:03:37-05:00July 8th, 2019|Categories: Budget, Education, Financial, Mortgage|Tags: , , , , |

Military Homeowners Insurance: Military and Veterans’ Discounts

Your home is an investment—and probably the biggest one you’ll ever make. Want to protect that investment? That’s where homeowners insurance comes in. Designed to safeguard your home (and your finances) against weather, theft, natural disaster, or anything else that might happen along the way, homeowners insurance is a necessary part of owning a home. Unfortunately, [...]

By |2018-01-31T14:59:24-05:00February 8th, 2018|Categories: Education, Veterans|Tags: |