Understanding Your Budget

Tips To Use When Purchasing Your First House

There are few experiences that can be as intimidating as buying your first house, but the benefits of owning your house can make overcoming these obstacles worthwhile. In order to make your first home buying experience pleasant, you should consider incorporating several tips into your strategy for making this purchase.   Use First-Time Buyer Financing Programs The prospects of needing to secure financing for this purchase can be one of the most important and stressful aspects of buying a house. Read More 

How Changes In Your Credit Could Affect Your Ability To Buy A House

If you make an offer to buy a house and the seller accepts it, you will soon be able to close on the house and move in; however, you should understand that your lender may decide not to give you a loan even if you had received a pre-approval months ago. Here are a few things to know about your credit and financial state when buying a house. Lenders pre-approve applicants by examining their current situations Read More 

3 Reasons It Is Harder To Sell A Vacant House Than One That Is Lived In

You may have heard before that selling a vacant house can be a lot harder than selling a house that someone is currently living in, but have you ever wondered why this is? If you currently just moved out of your house and need to sell it while it is vacant, you may want to understand the following three reasons why it can be harder to sell a house that is vacant. Read More 

Want To Buy An Energy Efficient Home? 3 Things To Look For

Your home is probably the most expensive thing you'll ever purchase, so it makes sense to look for ways to save money while you're living in the home. There are many expenses that you'll have as a homeowner that you can't do much to change, like property taxes and homeowner's insurance premiums. But you do have some control over how much you pay for energy for the home. Choosing a home that's already energy efficient can go a long way toward helping you keep your expenses under control once you move in. Read More 

Where to Buy Land Outside of NYC If You Want to Hunt or Fish

If you live in New York City and are looking for property outside of the city where you can build a cabin for hunting or fishing, then you need to look farther north than Westchester. While many city dwellers never venture past Scardsale or cross the Tappen Zee Bridge, you are going to have to make the trip north to find the best land for hunting and fishing. Westchester is too dense an area to find land that is appropriate for hunting. Read More