Monthly Archives: March 2016

March 2016

“Oh Boy, My Rent Is Going Up,” said no one ever.

By |March 21st, 2016|

Anyone who has rented housing the last few years has really felt the pain of the rising cost of rent. The pain comes not only from the rise in rent but from the pace at which the increases are coming. A young Seattle couple started out renting a studio apartment for $825 a month only to have it steadily increase to $1,014.in a short period. […]

Think Twice Before Using Your 401(k) For a Down Payment

By |March 21st, 2016|

I wish my employer had offered the Advantage Home Plus Homeownership benefit when I bought my first home. Instead, my brother convinced me to empty my IRA to use it as a down payment. I had no one able to gift me a down payment to buy a house. Instead, I took the […]

Spring Spruce Up

By |March 21st, 2016|

Want to keep your home looking as good tomorrow as the day you bought it? Seeking a way to maintain (or even enhance) its value? Would you rather manage a little upkeep than face major repair bills? Then make sure to add these 10 home maintenance tasks to your spring to-do list!