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Dec 3 2019

Sometimes, the first step toward a goal is the hardest. Coming up with thousands of dollars to use as a down payment on a dream home is no exception. However, if you understand the options available to you, finding a down payment strategy to make your dream of homeownership a reality could be simpler than […]

Nov 26 2019

The biggest shopping day of the year is just days away, but Black Friday doesn’t always live up to its money-saving reputation. The excitement of deep discounts and the lure of limited quantities can leave some shoppers dealing with the financial consequences well past the holiday season. This year, before you line up for those […]

Nov 21 2019

The strong winds and cold temperatures that accompany winter’s arrival can make staying warm a challenge, even inside our homes. Instead of just turning up the heat or counting on the fireplace this year, consider implementing a thorough winterization plan for energy efficiency.  A few simple steps can significantly increase your home’s energy efficiency, allowing […]

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, […]

Nov 1 2019

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 — […]

Oct 22 2019

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 […]

Oct 17 2019

You’ve saved up your cash, found a real estate agent, and started your home search. What’s next? Here are a few tips for making a smooth transition from renter to homeowner.  Timing is key Nationwide, the average closing period on a home is about 50 days from the time you make an offer. Consider beginning […]

Oct 15 2019

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, […]

Oct 10 2019

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 […]

Oct 8 2019

While buying or selling a home presents many challenges, the negotiation phase is among the most difficult to prepare for. Each side has its own priorities, and coming to an agreement can be a stressful journey.    However, a full understanding of the process, and careful consideration of the options at hand can make it simpler […]

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