One of the hardest parts of buying a home is understanding real estate terminology. It’s not just a matter of learning new words. You may also need to unlearn a few things you thought you knew. For example, did you know that “REALTOR®” is a trademark denoting membership in the National Association of REALTORS®, and cannot be used synonymously with “real estate agent?” Here’s how it works:

Interested in creating a little outdoor living space on a shoestring budget? Instead of hiring someone to pour concrete or pour a concrete patio, consider one of these DIY options. Either one makes a great weekend project!

If you are planning to buy a house, your credit score can make a huge difference in the overall cost of your home. Before applying for a mortgage, make sure you’ve done everything you can to get your credit score as high as possible!