There is a lot to know (or learn about) when you’re a first-time homeowner. Such as scheduling mortgage payments and putting together an attractive yet functional curb appeal. But there’s more. As new parts of this experience emerge, there are a handful of things that you should be prepared for. Here are five facts about being a first-time homeowner that you should take into consideration.
Since we always want you to feel comfortable asking questions about home loans and the costs you’ll need to be aware of when buying your house, we put together this blog post to help you answer some of the questions you might be asking.
If you are new to buying a home, learning the nuances of mortgages can be daunting. At Rivermark, we aspire to help inform those making major financial choices, so we’d like to answer a very common question: should you choose a fixed- or adjustable-rate mortgage?
When it comes to debt or large expenses, there are a lot of options. If you own your home, you may be able to utilize the equity in your home to access funds. Knowing the difference between a Home Equity Line of Credit and a Home Equity Loan can play an important role in making a good financial decision.
With housing values on the rise in many areas, you may be thinking about selling or updating your own property. Whether you're planning on entering the real estate market or you simply want to make your personal space more functional and enjoyable for you, here are some things you can do to improve the value of your home.
Looking to add some power to your family finances? The equity in your home could be the answer. Opening an equity line of credit gives you an instant emergency fund as well as access to money for remodels, family vacations, college educations, and any other expenses that could otherwise break your budget. Here are a few ways to put your equity to good use in the new year.
As winter approaches, there are some things you can do on the inside and outside of your home to protect your investment, save money, and keep your family comfortable. Best of all, these ten tips are quick and easy to complete on your own or with a professional.
The summer and fall months are a great time to get some home improvement projects and remodels finished. But for most of us, money and time are both factors in deciding what to do and how to get it done. We’ve put together some projects you can do on a tight budget and timeline.
The world would be a simpler place if the only expense you had were your mortgage or housing expenses. But life isn’t free or that simple — especially when you own a home. That’s why we’ve compiled 10 expenses you’ll likely have beyond what you owe on your home loan.
It’s been a long winter. Before summer arrives and you’re out on some much-needed adventures, now is the perfect time to roll up your sleeves for some springtime home maintenance.