The ABC’s of FHA Loans

By Barbara Pronin Like all mortgage loans, FHA loans require proof of steady income and employment as well as a minimum down payment. But they are attractive to consumers because they are government-backed, offering more attractive interest rates and less stringent...

The Benefits of Homeownership

June is National Homeownership Month, “a time to celebrate and promote the modern American Dream of owning a home,” says National Association of REALTORS® President Elizabeth Mendenhall, a sixth-generation REALTOR® from Columbia, Mo., and CEO of RE/MAX Boone Realty....

Creating Appeal: 8 Home Staging Tips That Work

By Barbara Pronin First impressions count – and experienced real estate professionals know that a clean, attractively organized home will pique buyer interest and sell more quickly than its neighbors. “Clients tend to focus not on what the house could potentially...

7 Cost-Effective Ways to Reduce Heating Bills

(Family Features)–Many homeowners think big when trying to find effective solutions to skyrocketing heating bills, like replacing the furnace or installing new windows, but there are plenty of smaller projects that can make a difference when it comes to your...

How-To Take Control of Your Money in 2018

(Family Features)–Counting calories isn’t the only way you can resolve to bring about positive change in your life during the new year. If you’re like many Americans, it may be a good time to start counting your way toward better financial health....