Just Say Yes to Mortgage Brokers

Building a custom home is a huge undertaking. If you plan to dive into the process, I strongly suggest you start with a sound financial footing, strong marriage, and robust health. No matter how you slice it, this project is going to try all three and the better you...

7 Signs That You’re Buying a Money Pit

A house is not only your refuge from the world, it’s also an investment. The recent ups and downs in the housing market notwithstanding, in general your home is going to increase in value. This is especially true if you find ways to improve on the property while...

Future Steel Buildings

Utah is an earthquake prone zone. In fact, my house is pretty much sitting smack dab on the Wasatch Fault. Perhaps it's not the brightest place to build a home, but given the multiple hurricanes that threaten Florida's Gold Coast every year, I figure no matter where...

Investment for Dummies – or at Least Newbies

Too many people think investing is only for the über wealthy and those with sophisticated strategies. But everyone should profit from the power of compounding interest — and conversely avoid the debilitating effect of paying compounded interest. If you've always lived...

Construction Loan Expiring

Just got a “congratulatory” letter from Washington Federal. In part, it says: It's hard to believe the construction phase of your new home should be rapidly approaching the finishing stages. Key words: should be. In other words, since we've given you more...