A key element of the American Dream has been for families to own their own homes. For many families this is their primary goal. Home ownership is a practical financial investment that offers many rewards and advantages, yet for many families the dream continues to remain out of reach. However, if you have the ability to repay a home loan, but lack the required down payment, … [Read more...] about Ways to Buy a House
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At some point you undoubtedly will find yourself applying for some sort of loan. Whether it's to finance the purchase of new home, to help you start a business, or simply to tide you through tough economic times, this will be a very important process for you. Learn tips and strategies to make the process easier.Step 1Decide on the amount of the loan. Determine how much money … [Read more...] about How to Get a Loan
Owning a home is a dream for many people that, with some proper planning, can easily become a reality. There are a few necessary items potential buyers will need in order to become homeowners---namely money, knowledge of the local real estate market (or the services of a licensed real estate agent), and patience. Time is another factor. Unless you find the perfect house right … [Read more...] about What Does it Take to Own a House?
Home sales in the U.S. are skyrocketing as interest rates remain at historically low levels. In fact, Zillow expects nearly 7 million existing-home sales this year—the most since 2005. With so many prospective homebuyers on the market, you too may be wondering if it’s time to take the plunge into homeownership. Before you begin hunting for houses though, here are a few … [Read more...] about 3 Financial Moves to Make Before You Buy a Home
Now that college has started, the question for many is should they, or shouldn’t they, rush a fraternity or sorority? The decision can define many students’ collegiate experience – and the rest of their life. About 16% of college students sign up for Greek life, which translates to roughly 700,000 undergraduates across 800 campuses in the U.S. and Canada. At some schools, … [Read more...] about Pros and Cons of Joining a Sorority or Fraternity