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Why Homebuyers Should be Wary of Balloon Payments

Why Homebuyers Should be Wary of Balloon Payments

Balloons are used for decoration and entertainment purposes in celebrations such as weddings, graduations, and birthday parties. A balloon is a mortgage that does not amortize fully and leaves a balance due after maturity. It is advisable to skip the balloons when...
Major Mistakes that First-Time Homebuyers Should Avoid

Major Mistakes that First-Time Homebuyers Should Avoid

Choosing, viewing, and purchasing a house for the first time is certainly a challenging process for a lot of people. That being said, being well prepared for this process will undoubtedly help first-time buyers in avoiding serious mistakes that might cost them their...
Cost-Saving Tips for the Yard

Cost-Saving Tips for the Yard

We often take a look inside our houses to find ways to save money, but the things that cost us may actually be outside the door in our yards. These little expenses can add up, costing you more in the long run. When taking a look at the problems to address, you’ll...
What IS Georgian Architecture?

What IS Georgian Architecture?

What is Georgian Architecture?  Often when I think of Georgian architecture, I think of large houses that were mostly seen in the southern part of the United States. But it’s more than just big boxy houses. These houses often had a lot of character and charm that you...
Architectural Spotlight: Italianate

Architectural Spotlight: Italianate

Can you imagine a popular architectural style being created as a reaction to another style? This is what happened with the Italianate style. Italianate began in England in the 19th century, spanning 1802 to 1885. It was a reaction to the harsh lines of Formalism as...