The way we find our dream home has shifted dramatically over the last decade, and it’s not hard to see why: technology’s influence in real estate has completely changed the game. Long gone are the days of scouring newspaper ads or simply relying on a referral from a friend. According to the National Association of […]
One aspect of owning a home that flies under the radar until there’s a problem is maintenance. It happens to everyone, but it’s more likely to occur for homeowners settled into their houses and their routines. Post-retirement, it’s not uncommon for weekend house projects and small fixes to fall by the wayside over time. Beyond […]
In light of changing environmental concerns, it’s natural to wonder how we as individuals can help the planet. For many of us, that starts with our homes. And there’s good news: there are ways we can make changes that are likely to save money in the long run, and a mortgage that can help get […]
These days, you don’t have to channel surf for very long to come across a television show about renovating, or flipping, a home for profit. The transformation of a neglected and dilapidated house into a gorgeous, functional property makes it easy to draw in viewers. But what does the fascination with flipping mean for homeowners […]
With Earth Day approaching, it makes sense to evaluate your contributions when it comes to protecting the environment. While investing in solar power or driving a hybrid vehicle are often the most talked about ways to go green, just a few small changes around the house can create a big impact with little or no […]
It’s no secret that retirees are living longer and healthier lives than ever. In fact, the Social Security Administration estimates that “a quarter of 65-year-olds will hit age 90, and one in 10 will live beyond age 95.” For those that didn’t take into account a protracted timeline, it could mean rethinking their retirement strategies. […]
If you’re looking to upgrade and renovate your home, it’s the perfect opportunity to embrace eco-friendly improvements that could save money, reduce your carbon footprint, and potentially raise the resale value of your home. Energy Efficient Upgrades Lowering your energy costs is a plus when considering upgrades. At the top of the list are large, […]
You’ve made the decision to sell your house, but does it have the appeal buyers are looking for when it comes to clean open spaces, a manicured lawn or spacious garage? Start with First Impressions and Curb Appeal A sloppy exterior doesn’t do a home any favors and could discourage buyers. Improving your front and […]
Your golden years have arrived, and retirement is in full swing. How do you make the most of your new freedom without sacrificing the financial stability you worked so hard to create? Well, if getting out of the house sounds like a start, a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) could be just the vehicle to […]
With the temperatures rising and summer months just around the corner, the cool convenience of a backyard swimming pool starts to look very tempting. Of course, pools can come with a hefty price tag, so it’s best to consider your options carefully before diving into a big project. Enjoy A Deep Discount Before you start […]
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