Category Archives: Lending

Stay or Go? – Home Equity vs Mortgage

eFlashy new homes decked out with the latest design trends. You’re spotting them as you cruise through your city. You’re seeing them while idly scrolling Zillow. And they are definitely making an appearance on your favorite HGTV shows. It’s easy to feel like you’re missing out when you see a slick new construction. Could a… (read more)

Is Now the Time to Get a Home Equity Loan?

What Exactly is a Home Equity Loan? Every single home is worth some amount of money. We might call that its market value. That market value is reflective of a number of different factors, but the single biggest is generally the comparable sales in the area. An appraiser, when assessing the value of a home,… (read more)

Is This a Good Time to Buy a House?

Is this a good time to buy a house? You might be worried about interest rates that are still high, or maybe you heard that housing inventory is low. While those are factors, a lot more goes into determining if you’re ready than just the current housing market. Purchasing a house is a significant milestone… (read more)

Buying a House in 2024 – How to Make the Most of Your Mortgage

If you’re already searching, you probably know that buying a house in 2024 is a stressful prospect. Interest rates are still high at the moment as the Federal Reserve continues efforts to minimize inflation. And while we’ve heard that rates are likely to drop during the year, the question of when and how much is… (read more)

Hidden Costs of a DIY Home Remodel

Gloves? Check. Safety goggles? Check. Hammer hanging off of your carpenter jeans? Check. You’re ready to fulfill your HGTV dreams and dive into a much-needed DIY home remodel project. You’re going DIY with this because A) it will save on the cost, and B) you’ll have fun doing it. You’ve carefully budgeted for your project,… (read more)

What you “auto” know about getting an auto loan

Buying a car can be exciting, fun, and scary, all at the same time. This is particularly true if money is tight and you are trying to get the best deal or if you’ve never done it before. Many buyers focus their efforts on negotiating the best purchase price with a dealer, but fail to research… (read more)

Want To Tap Into The Equity of Your Home? Here are a Few Differences Between a Loan and a Line of Credit.

When it comes time to tap into your home equity, it may be tough to decide which home equity product is right for you. Are you looking at tackling a big home renovation project you’ve been putting off? Is your son or daughter going to college, and you want to offset the cost of their… (read more)

Build Equity In Your Home With These Five Home Improvements

Owning a house is a long-term investment, and the goal is to have your property appreciate while you enjoy living in it. Upgrades and updates can help you increase your home’s value more quickly. When thinking about remodeling your home to increase its value, consider these five projects: Landscaping From buying a few new plants… (read more)

Five Things You Need to Know When Buying a Home in a Competitive Market

Mortgage rates are at historic lows, and it may be the perfect time for you to purchase a home. The major downside is, there are not enough homes for sale to meet the high demand! With the housing marking so competitive right now, here are five tips to help you buy the home of your… (read more)

How to Prepare for a Long Road Trip in your RV or Motorhome

With summer approaching, you may be thinking about cruising down America’s highways, camping in national parks, and enjoying the great outdoors! What better way to do that than in an RV or Motorhome! If this is your first time traveling with your rec vehicle, there four tips to help your adventures run smoother! Get Familiar… (read more)