Owning a home can be a very rewarding experience, but it can also come with headaches involving taxes, permits, upkeep and repair, fees, insurance and more. Look for more information here in our articles, blog posts, videos and radio shows about what it means to be a homeowner.
When it comes to homeowner’s insurance, some pet owners are finding theirs goes to the dogs these days. Some insurance carriers are refusing to insure homeowners who own certain breeds of dogs that have been deemed dangerous, such as the Pit bull dog, Rottweilers, and Chow Chows. Others may take the dogs on a case-by-case [...]
April Home Prices, What You Should Know About Home Appraisals & Investing in Real Estate with Friends & Family
How did home prices change in April? What do you need to know about home appraisals? Get answers to these questions by listening to this week’s Ilyce Glink Show. You can click the audio link below to listen to the full show, or download the podcast via iTunes. On this week’s show I talk to two guests: Bob Walters, [...]
It’s a dilemma many homeowners face: I want to put more money toward my house so I will pay less interest in the long term, but I also want to keep cash on hand in case an emergency crops up and I need it in the short term. The all-in-one mortgage or “accelerator mortgage” is [...]
Ilyce Glink Show on WSB Radio: Giving real estate and personal finance advice. On this week’s WSB radio show, Ilyce hosted Carmen Chubb, the deputy commissioner for housing of the state of Georgia. Chubb describes the HomeSafe Georgia program, where Georgia homeowners can receive temporary assistance in order to pay their mortgage. This federally funded [...]
Here's a question every homeowner should ask: "What are the best ways to build home equity?" Americans continue to see real estate, and building home equity, as the best long-term investment, but not everyone understands the best ways to build home equity. Annual Gallup polls show that real estate, or building home equity, continues to beat out [...]
Is the U.S. shifting from a nation of homeowners (and aspiring homeowners) to a nation of long-term renters? It may depend on your perspective of homeownership. Homeownership has been trending down, while renters are snapping up vacant properties. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, homeownership may be at its lowest rate since the [...]