The Money Mentor

Return to Blog Roll

Posts in Housing

6/7/16  HousingSavings & Retirement
Where to retire abroad? 7 popular destinations

Heading towards retirement but worried about how to afford it? You may have an easier financial time of it by choosing to retire outside of the United States, where your savings can go further. 

Read Full Article
5/26/16  Housing
Is a for-sale-by-owner home the right move for you?

If you’re thinking of selling your home, you may be considering the do-it-yourself route: a For Sale By Owner (FSBO) home listing. Learn more about the pros (you can potentially save thousands!) and cons (lower average sales price, plus time, energy, and negotiation commitments) of FSBO.  

Read Full Article
5/18/16  Housing
Home values continue to increase in most markets

The housing market continues to report strong growth in home values, despite a slower rate of appreciation in oil states. A key contributing factor to the continued good news in the housing sector is historically low interest rates that make homes affordable for more consumers.

Read Full Article
4/15/16  HousingSmart Spending Tips
Spring home maintenance: Give your gutters some tender loving care

To protect your home from water damage, you should keep your home's gutters clean. Get tips on how to save by cleaning your own gutters.

Read Full Article
3/18/16  Housing
Home values and equity on the upswing while foreclosures and distressed sales decrease

The housing market continues to be strong, with home prices and home equity lines of credit on the rise while foreclosures, delinquencies and distressed sales decline. 

Read Full Article
3/11/16  Housing
Selling your home: Is home staging really worth it?

According to some studies, home staging can increase the sale price of your home up to 10 percent. But is staging really worth the cost?

Read Full Article