How to tell if you can afford a house

How to tell if you can afford a house

The gap between the increase in personal income and residential real estate prices has been used to defend the concept that we are experiencing an affordability crisis in housing today. It is true that home prices and wages are two key elements in any affordability...
Common Rent to Own Scams

Common Rent to Own Scams

Chances are you’ve likely seen all sorts of advertisements for rent-to-own homes and have thought whether or not they’re a gateway to owning your own home. Unfortunately, this is where the old saying “if it sounds too good to be true, then it more than...
Houston Top Metro to Move to

Houston Top Metro to Move to

A recent study from commercial real estate blog Commercial Cafe has shown that more people are continuing to migrate to the city of Houston. More specifically, it’s believed that this is being done because of Houston’s overall appeal, job opportunities,...
Tips for hosting Thanksgiving in your new home

Tips for hosting Thanksgiving in your new home

If you will be hosting Thanksgiving dinner at your home for the first time, it may sound like an exciting time; however, it can also be a time filled with both nerves and anxiety as well. Thankfully, this never has to be the case, and there are all sorts of things...
What is a multi-generational home?

What is a multi-generational home?

As loved ones start to get older, we start to wonder: how long will they be able to live alone? Will they need someone there to help them with daily life? There’s a reason to ask those questions now more than ever, as the average life expectancy in the U.S. is 78...
What is refinancing?

What is refinancing?

With the recent lower interest rates, many homeowners are wondering if they should refinance. To decide if refinancing is the best option for your family, start by asking yourself these questions: Why do you want to refinance? There are many reasons to refinance, but...