If you’re like most people, you’ve already caught Rio fever. (And hopefully, you’re experiencing a case of HIP Gold Games fever, too.) With the Rio games just weeks away now, we thought we’d share one

Professional athletes go for gold to bring pride and glory back to their universities, cities and home countries. Why would crossing the finish line of homeownership be any different? In our second installment of the HIP Gold Games blog series, we’re discussing how homeownership helps to develop happier, healthier communities. New to the

Education through sport is a worldwide movement, supported by the likes of the International Olympic Committee and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which supports the notion that sports and education go hand-in-hand. So who are we to stand in the way? In honor of the Rio

If you shout, “Downpayment money!” from the rooftops, you’re bound to get people’s attention. Especially homebuyers. Since a home is the biggest purchase most people will make in their lifetime, downpayment money is something that gets the welcome mat rolled out rather quickly.

But downpayment money,

You’ve mastered the art of the “swipe right,” you know how to avoid “ghosting” and you’re no stranger to the “skype date.” But do you know how to find the right loan officer or real estate agent to fit your home-buying needs?

Never fear, the same skills you use to date in this day and age can be applied to hiring a loan officer or real estate agent.


Welcome to the second edition of our series mash up of National Garden and Financial Literacy Month. Haven’t seen the first edition? Read Aquaponic and FinTech: Growing Financial Literacy for First-Time Homebuyers. Today we’re talking about composting and tax credits.

If you’re thinking of buying a house, you already know that having good credit is, well, a good thing. But what is a good credit score? And what goes into determining it exactly? Here, we’ll delve into the mysterious but oh-so-important number.

A credit score is a number derived by a mathematical algorithm that gives creditors an idea of the risk level

With the rising cost of rental properties in Nevada and low, homebuyer-friendly mortgage rates, the answer to the age-old question, ‘to rent or to buy?’ may be decidedly more clear than in years past. But is homeownership right for you? Your pocketbook? Your lifestyle? Your future? Let’s tackle the question(s) at hand.

We Are Pro-Homebuying, Mostly

We’re not going to mince words. The Recession was like a swift kick to the stomach. Maybe lower. At one time, Nevada earned its title as the Foreclosure Capital of America with 1 in 16 homes filing for foreclosure, compared to the national average of 1 in 69 according to CNN Money. Thankfully, Nevada is on its way to