June 2016

Help! I Can’t Get an Apartment Because of a Credit Report Error

stocknshares/iStock Credit reports and credit scores permeate more facets of life than you might think. Landlords, for one, typically check credit when trying to decide who to lease their apartments to. So, yes, if you have a big, juicy error on one of your credit reports, it could cost you a truly awesome—and affordable—apartment. Fortunately, you can […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Jun 26, 2016

clubfoto/iStock Whether you’re selling your home or looking to buy, one concept that’s crucial to understand is how to calculate square feet. After all, there’s a huge difference between a home that’s 400 square feet (tiny) and one that’s 4,000 (McMansion), and not just in terms of how much space you’ve got to stretch your legs. A […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Jun 17, 2016

Homeowners are always thrilled when their home’s value goes up, and many take this growth opportunity as a chance to take out a second mortgage. A second mortgage – often called a home equity loan – is an additional mortgage that you have on your home. This additional mortgage essentially allows you to have access […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Jun 14, 2016

Peter Dazeley/Getty Images It happens: Marriages fall apart. And as if dissolving your union weren’t hard enough, if you own a home together—almost certainly your largest joint asset—you’ll also have to decide what to do with it. Do you stay, sell, or hand ownership to your ex? While there’s no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to dividing the house […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Jun 11, 2016