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Dec 13 2018

If the greener pastures of country living continue to draw your eye, it might be time to start exploring your options. Federal programs such as a no-money-down, low-interest USDA Loan can make a move more financially attractive than you thought possible. However, before you trade the conveniences of city living for the serenity of acreage, […]

Dec 11 2018

A warm home is a welcome retreat from the long winter months, but opening the utility bill can be more shocking than a blast of frigid air. If the inefficiency of an outdated or undersized HVAC system is contributing to above-average costs, or forcing you in a losing battle with Mother Nature, it may be […]

Dec 6 2018

‘Tis the season of countless package deliveries, late-night holiday parties and family travels. While these all add cheer to our winter plans, they can also put our homes and belongings at risk.   In addition to taking some common sense steps to protect against bad actors [link to previous post], advances in technology have made […]

Dec 4 2018

With holiday celebrations in full swing, December is meant to be a month of holiday cheer. Unfortunately, it’s also a time of year when Grinch-like thieves are on the lookout for easy targets. The good news is that with the following tips, you (and your gifts) should be safe from those with bad intentions.   […]

Nov 29 2018

For many in retirement, making the most of life after a career includes crossing long-coveted travel plans off their bucket list. If that sounds enticing, but you haven’t quite gotten your itineraries together, we’ve put together a few suggestions to help put some new adventures in 2019 calendar. The Freedom To Explore Clearly, one of […]

Nov 27 2018

It’s the time of year when many of us look for opportunities to help out those in need. And although writing a check to your favorite non-profit or volunteering your time are both excellent ways to make a difference, a little creativity can make your home a hub for philanthropy today and throughout the year. […]

Nov 20 2018

For all the well-laid plans that come with preparing for retirement, sometimes things happen that we can’t predict. This is especially challenging when a medical event or a need to be close to family means it’s time to move into a new home. While the moving process isn’t easy, the nice thing about a Home […]

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 […]

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