Before my girlfriend and I took the “leap” and jumped right into searching for our first home to buy, I was impervious to the joys of property taxes and its huge impact on the amount of home you can buy. From my initial conversation with my mortgage advisor Stephen Kulisek, I learned that upward shifts in [...]
Your homes are probably getting a little bit brighter this week. Sun is out when you wake up. Trees are starting to bud. You now have to deal with mowing your lawn. And finally your allergies are flaring up. Welcome to spring! While it’s official welcome was a few weeks ago by now everyone across the country is getting a taste of it. Now what goes perfectly with a spring day? Your weekly real estate headlines of course:
A trip to Lowes or Home Depot might be in your future if you’re looking to get a better mortgage. FICO has recently announced that they are teaming up with CoreLogic to create a new FICO score. Part of this new score will be based on non-credit factors and use citations for home related failures, like not mowing your lawn or leaving your garbage on the curb too long, to affect your credit score.