When you’re getting ready to sell your home, you want to showcase all its positive features. To do this effectively, you may need to take some time to stage your home’s interior and exterior for potential homebuyers in order to sell it quickly and for a great price. Read on to learn about some of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to stage your home!
Money management is an important skill for children to learn, but it’s a lesson that many parents fail to provide. To be fair, talking about money is often difficult. The topic can be personal, technical and moral. Some parents are not confident enough in their own knowledge to pass it on, and others are so confident they forget that the basics even need to be discussed. Regardless of these hesitations, you should set your children up for success in life by educating them on how to be responsible managers of money. Here are six essential money lessons and how you can teach them to your kids.
If you’re paying for private mortgage insurance (PMI) on your home loan, you may qualify to remove it early. Since mortgage insurance only protects your loan servicer (the company you make your mortgage payments to), not you, the sooner you can get rid of it and stop paying monthly premiums, the better. Here’s an overview of the options for removing mortgage insurance.
If you’re looking to buy your next home, it’s likely that you already have a number of items on your homebuying wish list. As a parent, that list may get a bit longer since children have many unique needs. Check out some of these suggestions for things to consider when buying a home if you have children.
There was some great news for homeowners recently. In July, the Federal Housing Finance Administration (FHFA) removed the 0.5% fee that had applied to most mortgage refinances. This means that refinancing a mortgage is now cheaper for most mortgage borrowers.