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Aug 8 2019

If you are retired or approaching retirement, you may find that a fixed income is not always enough to cover your expenses and maintain your desired lifestyle. Fortunately, there are other options to help you bring in extra money. One option is getting a roommate. A home equity conversion mortgage (HECM), also known as a […]

Jul 23 2019

One of the benefits of buying a home is the potential to see your investment in the property grow over time. An upward trend in the value of the home will certainly help, but to increase the possibility of a return on the investment, you want to begin building equity, and one potential obstacle to […]

Jul 2 2019

If you’re one of the 45 million Americans with outstanding student loan debt, buying a home may seem like a pipe dream. However, your mortgage aspirations don’t necessarily end at your student loan balance.  A careful review of your repayment options, the right lending partner and some smart financial planning can put home ownership back […]

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 […]

Dec 11 2018

A warm home is a welcome retreat from the long winter months, but opening the utility bill can be more shocking than a blast of frigid air. If the inefficiency of an outdated or undersized HVAC system is contributing to above-average costs, or forcing you in a losing battle with Mother Nature, it may be […]

Dec 6 2018

‘Tis the season of countless package deliveries, late-night holiday parties and family travels. While these all add cheer to our winter plans, they can also put our homes and belongings at risk.   In addition to taking some common sense steps to protect against bad actors [link to previous post], advances in technology have made […]

Nov 19 2018

Selling your home this spring? Now is the time to get ready for the busiest season in real estate. Planning ahead not only lowers your stress levels at listing time, it may even sell your home faster. To help, we’ve put together a few suggestions to keep your timeline on track as you navigate your […]

Nov 15 2018

Downsizing in retirement is not a new concept. However, the rise in popularity of tiny homes is adding a unique twist to the goal. In pursuit of simplicity and flexibility, and sometimes by necessity, a growing number of seniors are using small, often portable residences to be closer to family and enjoying the added freedom […]

Nov 8 2018

Ah, December 25. Bells are ringing, trees are twinkling, houses are…selling? Well, not typically, but it turns out if you’re searching for the perfect home in the winter season, and you’re willing to put in some legwork over the holidays, there’s good news for you: you’ll face less competition and the potential to get a […]

Nov 6 2018

After lots of thought and conferring with family members, you’ve made the decision to simplify your post-retirement life. You’re on board with looking for a smaller, more manageable home, but realize you have a challenge ahead: what will you do with the things that won’t fit into a space with less square footage? No one […]

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