Important Questions to Ask a Moving Company

Are you planning to move in the next few years?   Even if moving is not in the near future, here’s a list of great questions to ask a mover—regardless of whether you hire a local mover to move you across town, or to another city or state. If you have friends who are planning … Continue reading Important Questions to Ask a Moving Company


21 Commandments When Buying a Home

This article is reprinted with permission from Loan Officer Magazine. Originally it was entitled, “Ten Commandments of Buying a Home,” when it was written several years ago, but it was recently posted on Facebook and a number of lending officers suggested additional commandments be added:   1. Thou shall not view even one home without … Continue reading 21 Commandments When Buying a Home


Often-Used Real Estate Terms Most People Don’t Understand

As in a number of fields, the real estate and mortgage industries speak a different language. Littered with acronyms and “lawyerisms,” communication from those in the home sales and mortgage loan business inadvertently create confusion and mis-communication, often making the home-buying process more than a little intimidating.   Here are just a few terms that … Continue reading Often-Used Real Estate Terms Most People Don’t Understand


Thinking About Selling Your Home? Be Smart on Where You Price it!

Oftentimes, when homeowners put their homes on the market, they do so without thinking through the process logically and sensibly. And more times than not, that mistake leads to sellers overpricing their homes. You may not be thinking of selling your home any time soon, but when and if the time comes, the local real … Continue reading Thinking About Selling Your Home? Be Smart on Where You Price it!


Understanding the Credit Score Puzzle

How a credit score is determined can be a complicated — and mysterious — process. Here are a few facts to consider that may make it a little easier to comprehend. The Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) recently listed five percentage categories it feels are most important when figuring a credit score.  All of these pieces … Continue reading Understanding the Credit Score Puzzle


An End-of-the-Year Financial To-Do List

We are rapidly approaching the end of 2014, of course, but there is still time to orchestrate some last-minute financial decisions that may impact your tax liability and budget going forward. First, most financial experts recommend you make an assessment of your financial situation. Look at income, expenses, anticipated increases in costs such as heating … Continue reading An End-of-the-Year Financial To-Do List


3 Trends That May Signal Hard Times for Renters in 2015

According to some experts, over half of the new households in the next 5-6 years will rent rather than own their own home. Recently, at a symposium held to discuss the rental and multifamily housing market and its future, a panel of experts with experience in that sector of the housing industry identified three emerging … Continue reading 3 Trends That May Signal Hard Times for Renters in 2015


Customer Choices That May Get Your Mortgage Loan Approval “Unapproved”

Despite all the talk these days about how difficult it can be to get approved for a home mortgage, the basic qualifications haven’t changed all that much. Lenders still rely on a combination of good, steady income, equity (or down payment) and the creditworthiness of a borrower. For some applicants, it’s not the approval that’s … Continue reading Customer Choices That May Get Your Mortgage Loan Approval “Unapproved”


Small Remodeling Tips That Pay Big Returns – A Word From the Experts

I’ll be honest, I started out writing this blog by listing a number of low-cost ways to get the biggest bang for your remodeling buck. But as I conducted some additional research, I came across a discussion forum that I found to be very thought-provoking. One of the participants in the forum was a remodeling … Continue reading Small Remodeling Tips That Pay Big Returns – A Word From the Experts


Is Your Home a Germ Haven?

Like it or not, bacteria can be found virtually everywhere. And your home is no different. Naturally, when you mention germs around the house most people’s thoughts immediately turn to the bathroom. However, there are other places in the home to consider and give attention to trying to keep germ free. Door Knobs and Light … Continue reading Is Your Home a Germ Haven?


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