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Thinking about buying a house? Learn everything you need to know about the home purchasing process and find out if you’re making the right move (pun intended).

How Much Does It Cost to Build a House in Kentucky?

How Much Does It Cost to Build a House in Kentucky?

You have searched every listing in Bowling Green, Frankfort, and Louisville, and you cannot find a house that meets your needs. You’re frustrated and about ready to throw in the towel and stay in yo...

HUD Income Limits and Other Qualifications of Public Housing

HUD Income Limits and Other Qualifications of Public Housing

Let’s face it, housing is expensive. Sometimes, it just isn’t financially possible for low-income individuals and families to afford basic housing costs. According to data from the U.S. census bur...

5 Real Estate Terms that Don't Mean What You Think

5 Real Estate Terms that Don’t Mean What You Think

Real estate is filled with jargon. From acronyms like “MLS” to terms like “home equity line of credit”, looking through articles on home buying and home selling can sometimes feel like reading...

A Timeline of Affordability: How Have Home Prices and Household Incomes Changed Since 1960?

Whether it's a house with a white picket fence in the suburbs or a high-rise apartment in the heart of a vibrant city, owning property is considered part of the “American Dream” by the vast majori...

What to Know About the Average Maintenance Cost for a House

What to Know About the Average Maintenance Cost for a House

First-time home buyers want to purchase a house to start building equity and to have a place they can make their own. However, the monthly homeownership cost is much more than the mortgage payment. Pr...

Home Bay: What Buyers and Sellers Need to Know

Home Bay: What Buyers and Sellers Need to Know

Home Bay is carving a niche in the real estate industry by offering home buyers and sellers digital tools to facilitate their real estate transactions. Buyers can schedule showings on demand, and when...

5 FAQs About Buying Foreclosed Homes to Live In

5 FAQs About Buying Foreclosed Homes to Live In

Interested in buying a foreclosure as your primary residence? It’s not the same as buying on the open market, and it’s a good idea to be prepared for the differences. One of the most important ...

7 FAQs About Zillow Home Value Estimator

7 FAQs About Zillow Home Value Estimator

Since the company was founded 15 years ago, Zillow has grown into a massive online enterprise. For many home buyers and sellers, it’s one of the first places they look for real estate pricing inform...

Do I Need a Real Estate Attorney? 5 FAQs for Home Buyers

Do I Need a Real Estate Attorney? 5 FAQs for Home Buyers

As buyers get deeper into the home buying process, they often wonder if they need an attorney. A real estate transaction is an expensive, but complicated undertaking. Is it really worth shelling out m...

How to Calculate Equity Before Refinancing Your Home

How to Calculate Equity Before Refinancing Your Home

When you want to refinance your home, your lender will require a certain amount of equity in your home before they’ll approve you. If you closed on your home just a few years ago and didn’t put mu...