Best Loans for First Time Homebuyers

by Sara Seeger 7. October 2014
You've decided to purchase your first house - congratulations! You’ve hired a real estate agent and a few weeks later you find your dream home. Now you need to get the loan process started, so you research and choose a lender and before you know it you are in their office filling out papers and talking numbers. This is the part where you will likely have numerous choices on which loan program works for you. Some programs have mortgage insurance, while others do not. Some programs require g... [More]

Down Payment Savings Tips for the Newbie Home Buyer

by John Stephens 31. July 2014
Saving enough for a 20% down payment on a home can be one of the toughest financial challenges most people will ever take on. With the median existing U.S. single-family home price at about $213,000, that means pulling together more than $40,000 – a veritable mountain of cash. Yet reaching that goal can be done. It just takes planning, patience and discipline. Here are some tips to help you map your path to home ownership: [More]

Infographic: Are Maryland Private Schools Worth the Price Tag?

by Sara Seeger 23. July 2014
All parents want to give their children the best education possible, and many believe that private grade schools and high schools provide the best opportunities. But as the average cost of private schools continue to rise, people are asking themselves, is the price tag worth it? If you found this infographic useful, be sure to check out these other related articles: Fun Ways to Teach Kids about Money Has Anyone Seen My $200 Million? Debt to Income Ratio: What It Is and How It Helps (or Hurts) Y... [More]


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