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California / Nevada Credit Union League
CONSIDER THIS:  The “American Dream” once meant you grow up, get a job, and buy a home. These days, however, that version of the “American Dream” is no longer a universal idea—particularly the part about buying a home.
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5 Tips to a Better Home Renovation

Bennett Queen
Greater Nevada Credit Union
Summertime is one of the most popular seasons for home buying, and according to the Nevada Business magazine, people remain optimistic about Nevada’s housing market. That’s good news for home owners and buyers alike, especially those looking to improve the value of their properties.  Of course, a home renovation doesn’t come without challenges, such as unplanned expenses, delays, or outcomes that are less than satisfactory. By taking a few extra steps, you can avoid some of the most common pitfalls of home renovations and end up with something you can enjoy for years to come.

Is Owning a Tiny House Right for You?

Kristina Kraus
Greater Nevada Credit Union
Traveling across the country is a dream for many, and a growing number of people are pursuing that dream through the tiny house movement. With shows on HGTV and other channels about tiny home lifestyles, the question came up: What are the pros and cons of living in a house that is 500 square feet or smaller?

The Trick to Buying Your Next Home

Kristina Kraus
Greater Nevada Credit Union
Recently having moved to Northern Nevada and currently trying to sell my old house, I have begun my research on how to go about buying my next one. Plus, with the holiday hump over, the housing market will start to pick up soon with more options available, so I decided it would be good to have my ducks in a row.

There are several factors to consider when house shopping, but I have compiled the main ones to remember here:  

What is a First-Time Homebuyer Program and Is It Right for You?

Kate Robinson
Greater Nevada Credit Union
Making the leap from renter to homeowner is the experience of a lifetime. It runs the whole gamut of emotions from exciting (touring potential homes and decorating them in your mind) to exhausting (offers, counter-offers, escrows and  paperwork). Doing your homework ahead of time can make all the difference in your home buying experience, and it’s well worth the effort. If you’re about to start down that road, and this is your first time, there are plenty of resources to help guide you. Our Steps to Buying a Home blog, for instance, is a great place to start (and has a cool chart). Many  financial institutions also have programs in place designed to help first-time homebuyers overcome some of the obstacles they might face. There are also government programs created for the same purpose.