Down Payment Resources

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Down Payment Resources

How to Gather Cash for a Down Payment Fear about saving enough money for a home purchase holds back many buyers, but you may need less and have more ways of getting cash than you think. According to the National Association of Realtor’s Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) survey, more than 80 percent of.....

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New Beginnings in World-Class Places

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New Beginnings in World-Class Places

I remember it like it was yesterday, we were young and in love. There was great energy and excitement as we planned our wedding and took steps to buy our first home. Anticipation of our new life together was over the top. We didn’t have websites like YourHome1Source or apps like Pinterest in those days.....

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How Much Can You Afford to Spend on a Home?

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How Much Can You Afford to Spend on a Home

While it might be tempting to look at homes on the market where you want to live and decide that you can “afford” a place you want, purchasing a home requires more financial preparation than just an estimate of your monthly payment. A common rule of thumb is that you can afford to buy a.....

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Learning from a Master: How Kathy Ireland® would decorate your house for the holidays

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How Kathy Ireland would decorate your house for the holidays

Kathy Ireland® Once Upon a Christmas Holidays offer countless entertaining possibilities and a chance to bring family and friends into our homes. We want them to look their best. But such gatherings also present challenges. Do we have enough comfortable seating, have we made the house look joyous and festive, are we on-trend with colors,.....

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Newest Finishes for Kitchen and Bath Worth Celebrating

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Newest Finishes for Kitchen and Bath Worth Celebrating

Just in time for the holiday season, it’s possible to enjoy champagne every day! Appliances and kitchen and bath fixtures are moving toward softer finishes – in particular, a champagne, or soft bronze, finish. A mix of silver, bronze and rose gold, this latest trend in finishes pairs easily with almost any design aesthetic –.....

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11 Smart Ways to Slash the Cost of Homeowners Insurance

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11 Smart Ways to Slash the Cost of Homeowners Insurance

When you’re shopping for a new home, your priorities are likely to be the location and features of a home more than the cost of insuring it. But if you’re budget-conscious, it’s smart to consider some of the factors that influence how much you’ll pay for homeowner’s insurance. If you already own your home, you.....

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