Seven Tips to Prepare for a Home Appraisal

Getting ready to sell your home or perhaps you’re hoping to refinance your current mortgage? Either way, you will be required to have your home appraised. The whole process can feel a bit stressful and like it’s all out of your control, but that’s not necessarily the case. There are steps you can take to help you get the maximum appraisal value for your home. 1.  First impressions count You may not think too much…

8 Tips for Refinancing Your Home

Refinancing your home can be a pretty tricky and very involved process, especially if you have never done it before. After you’ve gone through the steps to decide whether you should refinance, the tips below will help you through the rest of the process: 1. Specify your reason for refinancing. Different mortgage rates and types are available based on whether you are looking for lower monthly payments, a lower interest rate, or fixed monthly payments….

What to Do When Your Home Appraisal is Too Low

Home appraisals can be tricky. Though we recently discussed how to get the best outcome for your home appraisal, things don’t always go as planned. Many factors, both internal and external, can impact the final result of your appraisal. So, what to do when your home appraisal is too low? 1. Realize that you aren’t alone Particularly in rising housing markets, a lower-than-expected appraisal happens more often than you might think. Appraisal results can be influenced…

8 Tips for Refinancing Your Home

Refinancing your home can be a tricky and involved process, especially if you have never done it before. After you’ve gone through the steps to decide whether you should refinance, the tips below will help you through the rest of the process: 1. Specify your reason for refinancing. Different mortgage rates and types are available based on whether you are looking for lower monthly payments, a lower interest rate, or fixed monthly payments. Specifying upfront…

Your Guide to Eco-Friendly Living

Eco-friendly living offers many benefits to both you and the environment. The air you breathe is cleaner, you’ll save on energy costs, your home will be more mold-resistant, and you will use fewer natural resources. What isn’t to love about that? Here are seven easy ways to green your home: 1. Use eco-friendly cleaners. One of the fastest way to reduce toxins in your home is to stop cleaning with them. There are many plant-derived and very…