Electricity, gas, water, maintenance and other costs of running a house can be expensive, especially if you own an older home that needs updating.But a few home improvement projects can often pay for themselves over time.
A historic home offers beauty and a chance to own a piece of history, but will likely cost more to keep running than a modern home, while local regulations may limit what types of work can be done on it.
Online mortgage lending is becoming increasingly common and can offer lower rates and greater convenience for many borrowers, though those with particular needs may still need to work with a lender in person.
Don't have enough money to buy your first home? Or want to build equity quickly? One option for entering the housing market is to “house hack” and buy a multi-unit home to rent out to tenants and charge them enough to cover the mortgage, or close to it.
Trying to figure out what your new mortgage payment might be? It can be more complicated than you might think, with taxes and other costs on top of your base payments for mortgage interest and loan principle.