Apr 13, 2017

If you or a family member are considering a reverse mortgage, it’s important to research them beforehand. Websites such as the Federal Trade Commission provide excellent and credible information on reverse mortgages, and are a great place to start your research. This blog has also provided information on specific situations where a reverse mortgage could […]

Apr 12, 2017

Is your property the perfect home and the perfect investment? If you’re like most homeowners, there are upgrades, renovations, and restorations you can make on your property that will either increase its value, or help improve how comfortable you are with the look and feel of your home. For that, you need to make changes, […]

Apr 11, 2017

Residential properties are great investments. That’s why homeowners often want to purchase more than one. These properties usually fall into one of two categories: Investment properties Second homes Regardless of your purchase, you’ll likely need to take out a new mortgage on a new property while continuing to live in (and pay for) your current […]

Apr 10, 2017

Your home is an investment you can use for financial purposes in the future. For example, some seniors 62 and older take out reverse mortgages, while others take out home loans. But you may find that you need access to extra financing during specific scenarios. That could mean your best option is a Home Equity […]

Apr 6, 2017

Spring has arrived, and along with it, increased storm chances in much of the US (especially the midwest and southeast). Whether your home is in an area that gets strong spring storms, tornadoes, or high winds, preparing it for these events can help prevent damage. Here are six things you can do to prepare your […]

Apr 5, 2017

Are you a retiree who wants to build your financial safety net? If so, you may want to consider a reverse mortgage! Reverse mortgages let Americans 62-and-up convert part of their home equity (wealth) into cash, a monthly check, or a line of credit. This could help retirees prepare for unexpected costs like medical bills […]

Apr 4, 2017

March was another busy month in the mortgage industry. Here are some recent news articles and highlights: Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates for Second Time in Three Months The Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate for the second time in three months and signaled that any further hikes this year will be gradual. Key […]

Apr 3, 2017

If you’re a homeowner (or planning on becoming one), you probably desire a quiet home. And compared to apartment buildings, standalone homes are usually quieter. However, a quiet home is is not always the case. Whether it’s noise from nearby traffic, railroads, airplanes, or your child’s stereo, there are many ways to experience annoying noise […]

Mar 29, 2017

When it comes to home loans, there are usually three numbers that borrowers pay attention to. The first is the total amount of the mortgage, in order to make sure that the amount covers the cost of the home. The second is the amount they are going to pay each month, which affects how easily […]

Mar 27, 2017

Interested in tiny homes? You’re far from alone! Fueled by growing demand from millennials under the age of 35, there are an estimated 10,000 tiny homes in the United States. Tiny homes range from 100 to 400 square feet (the typical American home is around 2,600 square feet), and provide a combination of lower debt, […]