Cooler temperatures can add lots of little items to your to-do list: dropping the heavy comforters at the dry cleaners, taking an inventory of your baking supplies, and making sure your family has all the cold-weather gear they need to get through the winter. There’s one more thing to add to your winter prep —… Continue Reading Stay Warm Safely When Cooler Weather Arrives
The decision to make a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) part of your retirement plan should not be taken lightly. It starts with determining whether it makes sense for your situation, and also includes sorting through choices such as lump sum or installment payments, and considering a traditional reverse mortgage versus a HECM for Purchase… Continue Reading HECM Counseling: The First Step to a Successful Reverse Mortgage
The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) recently updated its rules to make it easier for buyers and owners of condominium units to access FHA financing. The change, which went into effect earlier this month, opens up new possibilities for homebuyers and creates a new avenue for seniors interested in taking advantage of a Home Equity Conversion… Continue Reading FHA Rule Change Expands Reverse Mortgage Options
While smart home technology can help homeowners improve efficiency, save money on energy bills, and see who’s at the front door, recent news reports have raised concerns about the security of high-tech security systems. These monitoring systems can be susceptible to hacking, and some users have fallen prey to the prying eyes and ears of… Continue Reading Keeping your Home Safe the Old-Fashioned Way
Retirement is much more than just the end of a career. Hopefully, it’s also a substantial portion of your adult life. Working with a trusted financial advisor can be a smart way to prepare and can give you the confidence to make the most of your Golden Years. Whether you’re looking for a retirement advisor,… Continue Reading 5 Overlooked Questions for Your Financial Advisor
The official start of autumn has begun. Leaves will soon begin to change, and stores and coffee shops across the nation have already started rolling out pumpkin-spice-everything. For little ones across the country, fall also means Halloween and the fun of trick-or-treating. Put a few of these tips into action to make your home a… Continue Reading Tricks and Treats to Make your Home a Halloween Destination
If your retirement is approaching and you own a home, chances are it will play a significant role in your post-career plans. Whether you’re staying put, downsizing or considering supplementing your finances with a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), the equity you have in the property matters. Even if retirement is closer than you care… Continue Reading 4 Ways to Grow Your Home Equity Before Retirement
The Adjustable-Rate Mortgage (ARM) has been a useful option for borrowers looking to minimize their interest rate or planning another move sooner rather than later, and recently it has been growing in popularity. If you already have an ARM or are considering its advantages, it’s important to prepare for its namesake inevitability. Although the initial… Continue Reading ARM Adjustment? Make the First Move
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