One way homeowners can live better and save money on energy costs is to purchase new, energy-efficient appliances. A new refrigerator, dishwasher, washer and dryer to replace inefficient, older models that waste water, natural gas or electricity can be a smart investment.
Home prices have officially rebounded to their pre-recession levels and are nearing record highs and at least one economist says it’s not a bubble this time around. The median price of a home sold in May of this year was $228,700 – the highest level in seven years, National Association of Realtors reported.
A credit score says a lot about how someone manages their finances. It also says a lot about who they are as a person. More and more landlords and employers are looking at credit scores to determine how well a potential tenant or employee will work out, and in some states a bad score can affect a person’s ability to buy auto or home insurance.
Mortgage rates have been at historic lows for quite some time, but in recent weeks we’ve seen them begin to creep up again. This has spurred many who might have been holding back to finally make a definitive home-buying decision.
Harvard’s School of Government released a study this month analyzing the recent shift in borrowing from banks to nonbank lenders in the U. S. mortgage market. It focused on the reemergence of non-depository lenders, also known as nonbank lenders, and the role they are playing in the current residential mortgage market.
Multimillion-dollar weddings for celebrities like George Clooney ($13 million) or Kim Kardashian and Kanye West ($12 million) are fun to see in the news, but what about the rest of us who want to plan a first-class wedding but don’t have that kind of cash to spare?
When it comes to vacationing it’s hard to imagine doing it better than Amanda and Brian Kaderavek, world travelers well before age 30. Forget about a week here or a week there, when the Kaderaveks vacation they’re gone for months at a time – and they save money at every step.
It's incredible to think the fated summer of 2008 was almost seven years ago – the dark days that foreshadowed the impending devastation just ahead.
When was the last time a teenager agreed with their parents on anything? It’s almost a matter of principle that teens take the opposite approach of their parents on almost everything. Everything except when it comes to attending and paying for college, that is.