Bellwether's Blog on life and money
finding your home: what's important to you?
Shopping for a home is not just about the house itself but also the lifestyle of the community that surrounds it. It's important to consider these features when shopping for your next home:
home buyer: meet your team!
When you're ready to find the home of your dreams, hitting the market can leave you frustrated or even a little lost. Unless you deal with mortgages and real estate regularly, all of the terminology and unique aspects of these industries can be completely overwhelming.
The good news is that you're not alone. You have an experienced and knowledgeable team of experts that will help you make it through your purchase... and beyond.
home features that can save you money
During your search for your new home, it's always important to consider the ongoing costs of ownership. In addition to peace of mind, homes that have safety features like flame-resistant roofs, alarm systems and newer electrical systems may carry lower insurance costs.
You're pre-approved... what's next?
When you're ready to purchase a home, getting pre-approved for a mortgage is your first step. This includes working with your credit union to complete the application, run your credit report and sign the required disclosures.
3 Ways to build credit
You did it! All of those sleepless nights spent cramming for your exams have finally paid off. You, my friend, are a college graduate! You got a well-paying job before graduation and spent hours looking for an apartment. Time to finally move out and start being an adult!