Buying a home can be an extremely stressful experience. This can be made worse when the other party in the deal is a family member. The last thing you want is some stretched-out, expensive purchasing process to share with a family member. Luckily, assuming your family member’s mortgage does make this go a little smoother. […]
Is It Wise to Make an Extra Mortgage Payment Every Year?
When it comes to paying down debt, it is usually better done earlier than later. Naturally, people have floated the idea of paying an extra mortgage payment once annually. This has become a hot topic in the real estate world. Anything that might result in your home being paid off sooner sounds good, but how […]
Good Reasons for Home Rental vs Home Buying
As far as life milestones go, it is no question that home buying is on everyone’s list. Many people use it as an absolute landmark for success. Others even wait to marry until they can afford to do it! While home buying is very popularly considered the “best investment one can make,” sometimes it doesn’t […]
Federal Reserve Futures Went Negative. Now What?
When it comes to the Federal Reserve, things get extremely confusing. Essentially, they take care of the economy by setting interest rates that either expand or shrink the money supply. Since the Fed is technically a private company, the stock market trades on their “futures,” and the price on them just went negative. This is […]