Sarah Li Cain

Sarah Li Cain is a finance and small business writer based in Jacksonville, Florida. She is an Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC) candidate whose articles have been published with outlets such as Bankrate, Business Insider, the Financial Planning Association and New Jersey Realtor.

Articles by Sarah Li Cain

When it comes to how to sell and buy a house at the same time, what’s critical is getting the timing right. If you can’t, you may end up with two mortgages — one for your new home and one for the current home you’re trying to sell. Plus,... read more

Receiving gift money for down payments can offer buyers much relief from an otherwise huge financial commitment. If you’re a first-time homebuyer, receiving this type of assistance can be especially useful, considering there are many other costs y... read more

When it comes to buying a second home vs. an investment property, there’s more at stake than simply semantics. How you decide to label your additional property will make a difference in how it’s treated when it comes to loans and taxes. In other... read more

Mortgage points are a way to lock in a lower interest rate during the homebuying process and pay less on your loan over time. You can use this handy guide to understand exactly what are mortgage points, how they’re calculated, and to gauge whether... read more

Grieving a loved one isn’t easy, and neither is dealing with inheriting a house. While it’s certainly a generous gift, it can feel stressful to process the logistics of inheriting a property when you’re going through tough emotions or if you&#... read more

What Is an Open House?

When it comes to selling your home quickly, holding an open house is one of the most effective tools around. Simply put, an open house is where you open up your home for a specified period of time to prospective buyers to view the property. The idea... read more

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