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Buying Your First Home? 10 Financial Mistakes Not to Make

Buying your first home is exciting. It’s an adventure. It also takes a whole lot of preparation. Buying your first home with a mortgage Most people need financial help when they’re buying their first home. Before you apply for that mortgage, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got your financial house in order. Even if …

Microsoft Dynamics Partner Roundup: Cloud alliance; New president; D365 integration; D365 implementation

In this week’s Microsoft Dynamics partner news roundup: Birlasoft focuses on cloud-led digital transformation for customers in collaboration with Microsoft Vonage expands collaboration with Microsoft and launches integration with Dynamics 365 IFB Solutions selects Sunrise Technologies and Microsoft for Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply Chain implementation Cloud staffing firm appoints new president to oversee growth …

Suburb vs. City: Where Is It Cheaper to Live?

Zarnell/iStock It’s the eternal question, the one that plagues millions of home buyers: suburb or city? Both areas have their merits and drawbacks, but one factor worth considering is how much it all costs. Most people, after all, want not just a high quality of life, but also a place that won’t drain their paycheck dry—and it’s not …

Buying a House With Cash: Should You Do It?

iStock Buying a house with cash has its upside and its downside. Let’s explore the pros and cons and what you could stand to gain–or lose—if you purchase your new home for cash. Know your goals when buying a house with cash Having a clear financial game plan for your future can help you decide whether …

Should You Refinance to Buy a Vacation Home?

Digital Vision/Photodisc/Thinkstock A spot with the beautiful tranquility of the mountains or the ocean outside your front door can be just the weekend re-charge you need in your life, but coming up with the money to finance or buy a vacation home isn’t easy. If you don’t have cash on hand to buy a second home outright, refinancing …

Can I Qualify for FHA Loan After Short Sale?

Q: Can I purchase a home using FHA 3 percent down, when I sold my previous home on a short sale in June 2009? – Anonymous in Florida A: It would depend on your credit score, but typically you need to wait 2-3 years before you can buy again after a short sale with FHA …