Do you have a list of projects you want to tackle in your new home? Here are the basic tools you’ll need to get the job done.
Many people are wondering if mortgage rates will rise in 2017 and if they should buy a home sooner rather than later. Read more and decide for yourself.
Owning your own home might feel like a “someday” dream, but what if the smartest time to buy is today?
Instead of paying rent every month, you can put down roots and enjoy the future payoff.
Renting is a commitment to paying more and more in housing costs each year, as inflation and growth drive rents higher.
You know those moments—the ones when you realize that your parents were right? Make them work in your favor when you’re considering buying your first home.
When you buy a home, the mortgage interest you do pay is tax-deductible. So are your property taxes. Mortgage insurance can even be a tax deduction, if you qualify.
In 2015, home values increased by an average of 10% in the Austin market—meaning homebuyers saw an average 10% return on their investment in only one year.
You might be surprised at how affordable mortgage payments can be at current rates—they may even be comparable to the rent you’re paying now.
Scott Williams, UFCU Mortgage Loan Officer, visits KXAN's Studio 512 to explain recent changes to the home buying process.