Owning vs Renting: Why High Rents Are Worse Than a Mortgage over the Long Term

If you’re at the stage in life where home ownership is nearly within your reach, you’re probably wondering whether you should start looking for a home or whether you should just keep renting. Renting is easier, people say, and it gives you more mobility. But over the long term, all that rent money can really add up – and it eventually reaches a point where buying a home is a better deal.

kcallender | Nov 14, 2017

These two terms are often confused or incorrectly used, but in reality they couldn’t be more different. You may even find some real estate agents and loan officers use the terms wrong, so don’t worry, you’re not alone. So what is a Pre-Qualification and a Pre-Approval anyway? Here’s what you need to know.

kcallender | Nov 11, 2017

Three step method to staging a home

If you are thinking about selling your home and are ready to call an agent, or even *gasp* on your own, you want to make sure it is presented the best it possibly can be. This increases the likelihood of attracting that buyer and making the want to make that purchase.

kcallender | Nov 10, 2017

If you’re planning to remodel or renovate your home in the near future – whether to provide a better living environment or as part of a house flip – you’ll need to find a way to pay for your home improvements. There are several different possible sources of renovation money, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. One option that is gaining popularity is mortgage refinancing.

kcallender | Nov 9, 2017