Nov 30 2017

Winter is coming. Though the dip in weather comes as a welcome relief to a warm summer, it can be tough on your home. Freezing temperatures, wind and ice may be just an occasional worry or a recurring threat, depending on the climate where you reside. Last year, we provided some home maintenance tips to […]

Nov 28 2017

There are a variety of reasons to consider refinancing your mortgage. Some of the most common include reducing your payment, paying off your loan faster, converting between a fixed-rate and adjustable rate mortgage, and tapping into your home equity (also known as cash-out refinancing). Regardless of the reason, everyone who refinances wants the lowest mortgage […]

Nov 28 2017

The wellbeing of a child is typically a parent’s highest priority; parents make every effort to keep them healthy, happy and safe. However, as time goes on, these roles can reverse, with adult children feeling responsible for the care of their aging parents. Starting the Conversation Navigating this transition is not always easy. Parents often […]

Nov 27 2017

‘Tis the season for eating large meals with heavy sides, and frankly, we’ve been waiting all year. However, if you’re feeling like you might want to switch to something a little less nap-inducing, there are options when it comes to the leftovers. Just a little creativity (and reading this blog post) can help you battle […]

Nov 22 2017

Home ownership is not just a monetary investment. It takes funds, usually a mortgage (we can help with that) as well as time and energy, but owning a home is also a mental and emotional investment that can pay off in positive, sometimes unexpected ways. Our homes are extensions of our personalities and lives. They […]

Nov 21 2017

The holiday season is just about here! You might not know who’s bringing the green bean casserole to Thanksgiving dinner, but the best Black Friday deals are already starting to emerge. Even if spending the night camped outside a store is not for you, a bit of research could reveal a deal worth venturing out […]

Nov 20 2017

Let’s talk home equity. As we navigate the complex world of home financing, it’s important to know exactly what the term means, and how it relates to you. Here’s a basic definition as it pertains to the homeowner: Equity is the difference between how much your home is worth and how much you owe on […]

Nov 16 2017

The Thanksgiving meal—a time for hosting family and friends in your home, and also forgetting that dietary preferences for half your guests don’t fit the menu you planned. Whether your family serves hors d’oeuvres while comfortably waiting for the main event, or waits in tense silence for the turkey to finally finish, these options offer […]

Nov 14 2017

Retirement is a great time to start a regular volunteering gig. Not only is it a great way to ward off some of the boredom and loneliness that can come with major life changes (like retirement), it’s also a way to help others and get to know your community. Here are some options you may […]

Nov 13 2017

A home warranty sounds like a good idea, but do you really know what it covers? Depending on your situation, it may not be necessary (and you can put that hard earned cash back into your newly purchased home). Services Many home warranties are over $300 a year, but services covered can be hazy. Home […]

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