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Nov 19 2018

Selling your home this spring? Now is the time to get ready for the busiest season in real estate. Planning ahead not only lowers your stress levels at listing time, it may even sell your home faster. To help, we’ve put together a few suggestions to keep your timeline on track as you navigate your […]

Nov 15 2018

Downsizing in retirement is not a new concept. However, the rise in popularity of tiny homes is adding a unique twist to the goal. In pursuit of simplicity and flexibility, and sometimes by necessity, a growing number of seniors are using small, often portable residences to be closer to family and enjoying the added freedom […]

Nov 13 2018

What’s a home buyer to do when interest rates rise? It’s a question many are considering as the market recovers from the long period of historically low rates following the financial crisis of 2008. With rates rising, buyers worry about getting a bad deal, and what that could mean for long-term financial stability. But that […]

Nov 8 2018

Ah, December 25. Bells are ringing, trees are twinkling, houses are…selling? Well, not typically, but it turns out if you’re searching for the perfect home in the winter season, and you’re willing to put in some legwork over the holidays, there’s good news for you: you’ll face less competition and the potential to get a […]

Nov 6 2018

After lots of thought and conferring with family members, you’ve made the decision to simplify your post-retirement life. You’re on board with looking for a smaller, more manageable home, but realize you have a challenge ahead: what will you do with the things that won’t fit into a space with less square footage? No one […]

Nov 1 2018

Your home is one of your greatest financial assets, and not just because of the payoff you hope to receive if and when you sell. For many who vacation or travel to see family for the holidays, renting the house can lend some relief to holiday spending, or even help you pay for the trip […]

Oct 25 2018

It’s nearly that time of year. One night soon, as the sun starts to set, the street will begin to fill with little ghosts and lovely creatures, superheroes and silly faces. Halloween is a favorite holiday for both the young and the young-at-heart. It’s also one that requires the best efforts of all involved to […]

Oct 23 2018

For most potential buyers, home ownership is a huge decision, particularly in an age of increased student loan debt. Since most people can’t afford to pay for a home outright, the idea of taking on a mortgage—and a multi-year commitment—can be daunting. Everyone’s financial situation is different, but it’s worth exploring the long-term economic benefits […]

Oct 18 2018

Continuous learning can keep your mind sharp as you age and can play a fundamental role in making the most of your retirement. However, retirement savings can limit your ability to be a lifelong learner. One option to free up some cash and secure your financial stability is a reverse mortgage or Home Equity Conversion […]

Oct 16 2018

Although owning a home can be a great monetary investment and long term financial tool, one of the greatest perks is that you can truly make your house a home. The sentimental value of the joy shared in your home over the years as your family grows and changes is different when you have a […]

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