Believe it or not, National Home Warranty Day is real, and it happens to be today—February 10. In honor of the day (which was originally submitted for recognition by a home warranty company – go figure!), now’s the perfect time to discuss the

As you may have heard, the Federal Reserve (aka the Fed) bumped up its benchmark interest rate in December 2016—something that’s only happened twice since the financial crisis began in 2008. Granted, it’s only a quarter of one percent, but it’s an increase that can be felt in many ways.

Here, we’ll

Back-to-school season is the perfect time to admit that we HIPsters at Nevada Housing Division are geeky number crunchers at heart. After all, we’re the people behind the thousands of dollars that Nevada homebuyers can get through our Home Is Possible (HIP) family of programs.

While you may not inherently love math like we do, we’re

Okay, so we’ve equated the homebuying process to sports a fair amount lately, but who can blame us? With the ongoing excitement of the HIP Gold Games, we proudly present one more sports-themed homebuying article, broken down per quarter, for your reading pleasure.

From coaches and training to teammates who cheer you on every step of the way, teamwork rocks. This holds true for world-class athletes (just ask anyone on the Refugee Olympic Team!) and Nevada homebuyers alike. So in honor of the Rio games, we’re shedding some golden light on how to

Yep, spring has finally sprung. That means it’s time to clear out the clutter and bring on the elbow grease to clean your house—your financial house, that is. If you haven’t done it in awhile, be prepared for some heavy scrubbing, but keep in mind it’ll be much more like feather dusting when next spring rolls around

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