If you’re on the fence about your mortgage company, remember there are more things to consider than whether or not they have the lowest rates. A mortgage company that services your loan can make all the difference in the world. Find out how.
In the past, the Department of Veterans Affairs requirements for VA loans did not allow veterans to pay for their pest inspections. That was an issue that had to be handled by the seller, realtor or lender. However, the VA has recently updated their guidelines to help simplify the process, and is now allowing veterans to pay for pest inspections in some states.
Craftsman-style architecture is used as a catch-all term for any kind of house with a porch and columns these days. How many people can really identify a Craftsman home? How many people understand the Arts and Crafts movement that helped to create this architectural style? This in-depth article has everything you need to become educated and informed on the history and the style of Craftsman architecture.
In addition to sharing how we care about and support veterans, we wanted to highlight some of the ways other places are showing their support through discounts on their services. If you’re a veteran, be sure to check out some of these deals. They’re pretty good. If you’re not a veteran, make sure you pass this along to someone who is!
Long-term care insurance is an insurance policy you pay for that will help cover the costs if you have a chronic illness, disability or another condition that requires help on a daily basis. Find out how a long-term care insurance policy can help you.
If you’re like a majority of homeowners today, you have a mortgage with an escrow account. And like most of those homeowners, you understand the basics of escrow, but when it comes to shortages and overages, it can be difficult to keep it all straight.
Many service members have questions about including their civilian partners in the process of getting a VA loan. Here are the top three things that all spouses should know about VA loans.
It seems like you can’t blink these days without someone extolling the virtues of urban farming. What we think of as urban farming today has its roots very firmly planted in the war gardens of World War I and the victory gardens of World War II.
Hazard insurance is a type of insurance policy that protects you, the homeowner, against hazards like wind, fire, storms, earthquakes, floods, firestorms, windquakes, godzillas and all other natural disasters. As long as the hazard that wrecks your house is covered in your policy, you will be protected.
Whether you’re a seasoned homeowner or a first-time home buyer, understanding how your escrow account works can be confusing. But really, it doesn’t have to be. I’ve taken the most important information and broken it down for you so when you’re facing your next escrow analysis, you won’t be freaked out.