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Jan 17 2017

Buying a property is both an investment, and your chance to have a home for you and your family. It is a financial decision that is not to be taken lightly, and throughout the process it is important to ask questions, stay informed, and make sure that you are making the best choice for your […]

Jan 16 2017

If you’re considering buying a home, you’ve probably heard about homeowners insurance—and you might have groaned about being required to pay for it. Concern over the cost of homeowners insurance is understandable, as it costs the average US homeowner $952 annually (in addition to mortgage payments and property taxes). But while the price of homeowners […]

Jan 12 2017

If you’re planning on using a mortgage to buy a home, mortgage lenders will review your credit score as part of your application. Unfortunately, all Americans are at risk of something that can severely damage your credit score: identity theft. The U.S. Department of Justice defines identity theft as someone obtaining and using another person’s […]

Jan 11 2017

According to the Government Accountability Office, 1/3rd of seniors age 55 and over do not have even a penny of retirement savings, and well over 50% have less than they need to live comfortably. For the children of seniors that are limited in their retirement, there may come a time when you need to come […]

Jan 10 2017

As many long-term homeowners know (and recent homebuyers often learn), remodeling a home can dramatically improve its livability and value. Whether it’s upgrading your kitchen, improving your bathroom, or removing a wall, remodeling can transform a home into your dream home. And the 203k loan can make it happen! The 203k loan combines the cost […]

Jan 9 2017

Winter is here, and so are arctic weather blasts! With a massive cold front stretching across the United States during the first week of 2017 (and several months of cold weather remaining), it’s critical to protect your home during extreme cold temperatures. Here are four ways to do this: Protect your pipes When temperatures drop […]

Jan 5 2017

For many, your house is more than the place you live. It is your largest investment, and your way of securing a better financial future for yourself and your family. It is this investment potential that pushes people to buy instead of rent, because they want the money they spend on the home to come […]

Jan 3 2017

Harvard University, America’s oldest university and one of the world’s best, says reverse mortgages can be an option to help senior homeowners reduce cost burdens and comfortably age in place in a new report. The report, titled “Projections and Implications for Housing a Growing Population: Older Adults 2015-2035,” addresses housing demands for America’s rapidly growing […]

Dec 27 2016

As we head into 2017, it’s common to reflect on your past year and make resolutions for the new year. While typical resolutions often include eating healthier or becoming more organized, what about taking stock of your finances and making financial resolutions? While everyone’s financial situation is unique, here are some strategies and goals that […]

Dec 20 2016

Over the past five years, the average mortgage interest rate hovered between 3.5% and 4.5% – the lowest rates of the past 30 years. This relatively  low rate meant that homeowners across the country could refinance their home mortgage, and potentially save thousands of dollars over the course of their loan. But there are signs […]

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