Qualify To Refinance Using Short-Term Rental Income

Every once in a while, you’ve got to leave the nest and fly free to parts unknown. When you get out of town, it’s awesome to be able to make a little bit of extra money by renting out your home when you’re not using it. Now, the income from your short-term rental can be used if you’re looking to …

How To Clean Smoke Damage From Your Home

Dealing with the aftermath of smoke or fire damage in your home is an overwhelming endeavor. Paint peels and chips away, thick oily residue clings to the walls like permanent marker and there seems to be a layer of film on everything. While cleaning up a smoke-damaged home is a nightmare, there are some crucial steps to take to minimize …

Finding “New Money” To Save For A Down Payment

https://fast.wistia.com/embed/medias/8sye43ny7q.jsonphttps://fast.wistia.com/assets/external/E-v1.js   Buying a house can be such an incredible experience. When we’re finally able to find the perfect place to call home, we get a sense of comfort and belonging that’s indescribable. Our home protects us, helps us plant our family roots and allows us to create memories that will last a lifetime. Before we can take the plunge …

How Buying More Expensive Groceries Actually Helped Me Save

  Confession: I’ve long been turned off by diets – and in my humble opinion, rightly so. Most of the popular diets seemed extreme, depriving and costly. What’s worse, rather than being focused on health and wellness, they seemed obsessed with weight loss. But when a fellow volunteer at the botanical garden told me about the GAPS Introduction Diet, I …

Inflation Ticks Up As The Stock Market Soars – Market Update

So today is a big online shopping day. Getting any good deals from the retailers falling all over themselves for your business? Pro tip: Alt + Tab will get you back to the spreadsheet real fast should the boss walk by, not that I would know anything about that. All I care about giving you today is the very best …

Modern Ways To Use Terrazzo

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means we receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended. Please check out our disclosure policy for more details. Out with the old, in with the new … or is it? Among the numerous dated home trends that are reemerging with modern flairs is terrazzo, a composite material …

Common Lawn Weeds And How To Treat Them

Weeds are a huge hassle to any gardener. It always seems like weeds grow better than the plants and grass you actually want. If only weeds were considered appealing! Since they aren’t, you have to learn to treat and prevent weeds in order to keep your garden and yard in top shape. What Is a Weed? Weeds are wild plants …

Homeowners And Appraisers Come Closer To Agreement As Values Rise

Home values were on the rise in June after taking a step back slightly in May. In addition, there was more harmony when looking at homeowner estimates in comparison to actual appraised values. This is good news if you’re looking to apply for a mortgage, but let’s dig into the details. Home Price Perception Index (HPPI) Homeowners overestimated the value …

What Is An Annuity And How Does It Work?

Retirement is a major concern for much of America and it’s understandable. We’re living longer than we ever have and it seems more certain than ever that Social Security may not be around when many of us retire. And even if it is, we’ll have to supplement it with other sources of income. With this backdrop, saving for retirement has …

Lake County Drives Veteran Homelessness To Zero As Part Of Built For Zero Movement

At Quicken Loans, we’re proud to help millions of Americans realize their dreams of homeownership because we know that a stable and secure home is foundational to building a great life. Unfortunately, this security is not shared by all. In the United States, there are more than 38,000 veterans struggling with homelessness. We believe this simply shouldn’t be, which is …