The benefits of a shorter mortgage term

The benefits of a shorter mortgage term

With mortgage rates having risen over the past year, more mortgage borrowers are exploring ways to reduce their interest costs. One of these options are shorter-term loans – loans that are schedule to be repaid in less time. While 30-year mortgages are most popular,...
Is the housing boom over?

Is the housing boom over?

For more than two years, the U.S. real estate market has been booming. Home values have increased at a record rate, properties have sold fast and buying a home in many parts of the country has become a challenge. Now, sales of existing homes are falling, price...
How to get equity out of your home

How to get equity out of your home

Thanks to the major increase in home values over recent years, home equity in America has reached an all-time high of $11.5 trillion. While many homeowners leave their equity untapped as they pay off their mortgages, others withdraw equity when needed for home repairs...
The many benefits of houseplants

The many benefits of houseplants

Human beings love plants. We take long walks in nature, we obsess over our lawns and gardens and we bring flora into our homes in the form of houseplants. But more than mere window dressing, indoor greenery offers several benefits. Here are the common perks of keeping...