With the holidays and the Super Bowl both over, this can be a slow time of year while we wait for the cold and snow of winter to turn into the warm and sunny days of spring. What can you do to overcome the winter doldrums? Watch nonstop HGTV marathons of course! Wait, that’s just me? I digress…
But seriously, this time of year may feel lethargic, but it is a great time of year to re-evaluate your finances and your financial goals. That’s why this week we’re talking all about real estate – from home buying to tips to how to pay your mortgage off faster. Whether you’re an HGTV fan like me or real estate is at the top of your list for your financial goals, we’re sharing tips that just may help you out!
Will 2013 be “The Year” to Buy a House? (Money Smart Life)
Thinking of buying a home, but aren’t sure if this is the right time? This blogpost evaluates the reasons this may actually be “the year” to buy a house.
3 Things That Can Stop a Mortgage In Its Tracks (Credit.com)
A credit report could make or break a mortgage application. Here’s what you need to know to make sure your credit report is mortgage-ready.
How to Get a Mortgage If You’re Self-Employed (Dough Roller)
It can be tough to land a mortgage if you’re self-employed. This blog post talks how to prepare your finances and so you can get the home of your dreams.
Are You Overpaying for Your Rent or Mortgage? Let’s see… (And Then We Saved)
Whether renting or buying, it’s important to ensure that your monthly payment is well-balanced with your budget. Read on to learn how to evaluate this.
Should You Refinance Your Mortgage? (One Money Design)
Many homeowners consider refinancing at some point – but how can you tell if you should go for it? Weigh the pros and cons with this great roundup.
3 Tips To Pay Your Home Off Sooner (My Personal Finance Journey)
Once you own a home, there are things you can do to pay it off sooner and save money on interest. Take a look at this blog post to learn about a few.
The Pros And Cons Of Renting Out Your House If You Can’t Sell It (Christian PF)
Trying to sell your home but having a tough time in the market? Renting it out is one option to help you get by so read on for pros and cons to this strategy.
Want some more real estate reading? Check out my guest post for Credit.com to figure out if you’re really financially read to own a home.
On another note, Ben and I recently did an interview on Two Guy$ & Your Money with the ever-knowledgeable (and super-fun) Joe Saul-Sehy. This is our first ever podcast and we’d love to hear what you think about how we did!
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