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Nov 14 2019

Any homeowner should pay close attention to their home’s condition and make an effort to spot problems before they get out of hand. Regular and thorough upkeep becomes even more important if a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) is part of your retirement strategy. In addition to staying current on insurance premiums and property taxes,… Continue Reading Watch Out for These Home Repair Hot Spots

Jun 4 2019

Buying a home can be a big step up the ladder toward financial security. But after sharpening your money management skills on your way to mortgage, what can you do to make sure you stay on a positive path? One smart place to focus your attention is on growing your home equity. And a simple… Continue Reading 3 Habits to Help You Grow Your Home Equity

Apr 30 2019

For those of us that need our space but still want to keep the environment in mind, there’s good news: Moving into a tiny home isn’t your only option. With sustainable building materials and several loan options suited to renovations, now is a great time to add value and sustainability to your home. Say Hello… Continue Reading Renovate Your House, Transform Your Carbon Footprint

Apr 25 2019

Retirement is around the corner, and you’re looking to update your home without blowing your budget. So, what is the solution? Consider going green when choosing to remodel and using a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), or reverse mortgage, to enjoy the best of both worlds. A HECM, an FHA-insured loan for homeowners 62 and… Continue Reading How a HECM Can Help You Go Green In Retirement

Apr 11 2019

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… Continue Reading For Seniors Aging in Place, Maximum Mobility Is Essential

Mar 21 2019

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,… Continue Reading Eco-Friendly Upgrades to Make to Your Home

Mar 20 2019

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… Continue Reading Getting Your Home Ready to Sell

Mar 12 2019

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… Continue Reading Smart Ways To Take The Leap of Adding A Backyard Pool

Mar 5 2019

When spring is in full swing, it can feel like there just isn’t enough time in the day to get everything done (even with the precious extra sunlight). The good news is, it’s a great time to make long-term home improvements that will save you plenty of time and won’t break the bank. Even better,… Continue Reading These Time-Saving Home Upgrades Could Be Game Changers

Jan 29 2019

We often start the new year with resolutions to better ourselves, but that doesn’t always extend to the space that most defines us—our home. If you plan to stay in the house long enough to see a return on investment, and if you’ve got the itch to make some structural changes, make this the year… Continue Reading New Year, New House: 3 Ways To Know It’s Time to Renovate