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Oct 29 2019

The decision to make a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) part of your retirement plan should not be taken lightly. It starts with determining whether it makes sense for your situation, and also includes sorting through choices such as lump sum or installment payments, and considering a traditional reverse mortgage versus a HECM for Purchase […]

Oct 24 2019

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) recently updated its rules to make it easier for buyers and owners of condominium units to access FHA financing. The change, which went into effect earlier this month, opens up new possibilities for homebuyers and creates a new avenue for seniors interested in taking advantage of a Home Equity Conversion […]

Oct 22 2019

While smart home technology can help homeowners improve efficiency, save money on energy bills, and see who’s at the front door, recent news reports have raised concerns about the security of high-tech security systems. These monitoring systems can be susceptible to hacking, and some users have fallen prey to the prying eyes and ears of […]

Oct 17 2019

You’ve saved up your cash, found a real estate agent, and started your home search. What’s next? Here are a few tips for making a smooth transition from renter to homeowner.  Timing is key Nationwide, the average closing period on a home is about 50 days from the time you make an offer. Consider beginning […]

Oct 15 2019

Retirement is much more than just the end of a career. Hopefully, it’s also a substantial portion of your adult life. Working with a trusted financial advisor can be a smart way to prepare and can give you the confidence to make the most of your Golden Years.  Whether you’re looking for a retirement advisor, […]

Oct 10 2019

The official start of autumn has begun. Leaves will soon begin to change, and stores and coffee shops across the nation have already started rolling out pumpkin-spice-everything. For little ones across the country, fall also means Halloween and the fun of trick-or-treating.  Put a few of these tips into action to make your home a […]

Oct 8 2019

While buying or selling a home presents many challenges, the negotiation phase is among the most difficult to prepare for. Each side has its own priorities, and coming to an agreement can be a stressful journey.    However, a full understanding of the process, and careful consideration of the options at hand can make it simpler […]

Oct 3 2019

If your retirement is approaching and you own a home, chances are it will play a significant role in your post-career plans. Whether you’re staying put, downsizing or considering supplementing your finances with a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), the equity you have in the property matters.  Even if retirement is closer than you care […]

Oct 1 2019

The Adjustable-Rate Mortgage (ARM) has been a useful option for borrowers looking to minimize their interest rate or planning another move sooner rather than later, and recently it has been growing in popularity. If you already have an ARM or are considering its advantages, it’s important to prepare for its namesake inevitability. Although the initial […]

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