You’ve saved forever to buy your dream home. And now that you own the roof over your head, you certainly don’t want to risk losing it all in a lawsuit or to creditors.
The feeling of house shame—sometimes also called “housebarrassment”—is precisely what it sounds like: a deep sense of discomfort when it comes time to introduce your home to others. House shame, much like body shame, is something many people worldwide have dealt with, long before there was a name for it.
If you’re thinking about refinancing your mortgage, it’s good to be prepared. After all, refinances typically take a month or two to complete, and delays in getting your lender the information they need from you can stretch that timeline even further. Having all your documentation ready can help the process go more smoothly.
As the crisp air settles in, you might be planning a fall renovation. Maybe you’ll finally replace that horribly lumpy sofa or get around to painting your 1970s bathroom a warm rose instead of avocado green. Unfortunately, those seemingly simple upgrades may not be quite so easy this year.
Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board is warning homeowners not to fall for roofing repair scams initiated by what they call “storm chasers.” After damaging storms pass through an area, these individuals scope out neighborhoods looking for homes with damaged roofs.
Buying your first home is typically pretty straight forward. Find a REALTOR®, secure financing, scope out homes, make an offer, and sign the papers. But when it’s time to move on from that first home, the process gets a bit more complicated. Should you sell your first home before you buy your next one?