February 19th, 2021, marks the 80th birthday of the United States Coast Guard Reserve. With a rich history of service promoting domestic peace and prosperity, the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve is one of our most reliable sources of homeland disaster relief and maritime education. Coast Guard Reservists live by the motto “Professionalism, Patriotism, Preparedness!“, and are primarily concerned with reacting to and containing the affects of natural disasters and humanitarian crises. Read More “U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Birthday”
Homes for Heroes is pleased to announce their partnership with The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC). This partnership will help more firefighters, EMS providers, and rescue workers take advantage of savings with their real estate transactions. Read More “NVFC and Homes for Heroes Have Partnered to Help Firefighters and EMS Providers Save”
The year 2020 had more twists and turns for our heroes than we could have thought possible at the beginning of the year. From wildfires nationwide and internationally, a global pandemic, virtual teaching, and civil unrest, our heroes continued to serve their communities without a second thought. Homes for Heroes is proud to support these heroes and be able to give back to them and their families. Let’s see how we were able to impact our heroes and our communities in 2020. Read More “Homes for Heroes Circle of Giving Year End”
Many first-time home buyers think that the hardest part of purchasing a home is finding the right place to live. But anyone who’s gone through the lending process can tell you otherwise.
Getting approved for a home loan is a confusing process under the best conditions. But getting approval with a low credit score can feel next to impossible. If you’ve been thinking about buying a house but have less than stellar credit, there’s no reason to give up hope. There are still ways to get a home loan with bad credit. In fact, you may already qualify! Here’s everything you need to know about buying a house with bad credit. Read More “Is It Possible to Buy a House with Bad Credit?”
Buying a new house is so exciting because it offers the chance to truly change the way you live. It also presents new challenges and opportunities. Some buyers want to make home renovations or improvements right away. Others just want to make any necessary fixes and start enjoying their new home. Whether you’re buying a fixer-upper or something more turnkey, here are the top house renovations you need to complete ASAP.
If you held off on buying a home in 2020, no one can blame you. It was a year marked by volatility, with the COVID-19 pandemic creating economic uncertainty across industries, causing many to worry about their own financial future. Meanwhile, many housing markets remained red hot with high prices and homes selling in only one or two days. For many, it all just felt too chaotic to move during this time. But with the arrival of vaccines and the end of the pandemic hopefully coming closer, many buyers are turning their attention to the new year. Here’s a look at the 2021 housing market and what prospective buyers need to know about home buying in 2021.
Refinancing your mortgage is supposed to save you money or free up some cash so you can pay for home improvement projects or other needs. But refinancing can also be expensive. That’s because refinance closing costs add up in a hurry, potentially costing you thousands of dollars. In fact, the average cost to refinance a mortgage is $4,345. Thankfully, there are ways to avoid some of these costs and keep more money in your pocket. Here’s a look at some common refinancing costs and what you can do to save money.
Staging a home is one of the best ways to increase the selling price of your home without making significant improvements or repairs prior to sale. But it is an investment, so you want to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth. That means choosing a staging company that has the right services and products to match your home and your budget. Here’s how to find the right home stager and how to use a home staging checklist to maximize the value of your home.
Even at its best, refinancing your home can still be a long, difficult process. So, when it finally comes time to close on your new mortgage, it’s almost always a huge relief. But the work isn’t quite done yet. There are a number of steps you’ll need to take to ensure a successful refinance closing. Here’s what to expect from the refinance closing process as well as a checklist to keep everything in order.
There are lots of reasons to refinance your home — save money on interest, lower your monthly mortgage payment, or get cash for home improvements, just to name a few. But there are equally as many different types of refinancing options. With so many stipulations and conditions that vary, it can be hard to know which is right for you. Here’s a closer look at the four most common types of refinance options and what they could mean for you.