How to Avoid Tax Scammers

With the IRS extending this year's tax filing deadline to May 17, you have a whole extra month to get your taxes done. Sadly, this means tax scammers also have a whole extra month to try to cheat you out of YOUR money. But you're not going to let this...

How to Make Your Best Home Offer in a Hot Market

In case you're unaware, the temperatures outside aren't the only thing heating up in the Carolinas. So is the market for buying a new home. In fact, if the market gets any hotter, you might need to invest in one of those smoke detectors we mentioned in our recent article...

Understanding the Tax Benefits of Homeownership

Bummed because you're not getting a refund on your taxes for 2020? Maybe you're getting a refund, but you were expecting Uncle Sam to send you a much fatter check. Worry not, friends. If you've bought a home or plan to buy a home in 2021, your financial situation could...

Understanding the Homebuying Process

From the moment you first begin looking for a house to the day you sit down at the closing table, the homebuying process can seem a bit daunting. It doesn't have to be, however. When you break the process of making a home purchase down into smaller pieces, it suddenly...

How to Prepare for a Mortgage

Ever been at a store intending to make a purchase, only to realize you left your debit card at home? Yeah, we've been there, too. And we know it's not a lot fun. In fact, there's nothing much worse than wanting to buy something but being unprepared. This is particularly...

5 Questions to Ask Before Refinancing Your Mortgage

With mortgage interest rates having spent most of 2020 at all-time lows, people who might have never considered refinancing suddenly found themselves racing toward the refi closing table. After all, refinancing your home mortgage at a lower interest rate ultimately means more money in your pocket. Who wouldn't want that?With...

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