The Time To Prepare Is Before The Storm Hits

We’ve all witnessed the tragic devastation of Hurricane Sandy and the recent blizzard Nemo that left many homeowners desperately trying to salvage what they could of their homes and possessions. A natural disaster can strike at any time, sometimes with warning, sometimes not. The time to prepare is before the storm hits, when you can … Continue reading The Time To Prepare Is Before The Storm Hits


Is Now The Time To Buy or Refinance?

So the $64,000 question is, “are interest rates going to keep going up?” The quick answer is maybe a little bit in the short term. But the catalyst that has driven mortgage rates higher has in large part been due to the rise in the stock market. However, there are several positive factors that are … Continue reading Is Now The Time To Buy or Refinance?


Tax Time Again? Three Tips To Ease The Stress of Tax Season

As we approach the end of January, most mailboxes are flooded with important tax-related documents. They serve as a reminder that the deadline for submitting your tax return is looming ahead on April 15. Consider the following three tips to better ensure that your return is completed on time and accurately. Also, now is a … Continue reading Tax Time Again? Three Tips To Ease The Stress of Tax Season


Five Ways To Save Up To $10,000 On Your Home Purchase

Hey, we all want to save money, especially on what for most is the largest single financial investment we will make in our lifetime.  By following the strategies below, you can often save big money and a lot of time during your home buying process. 1. Get Pre-approved with a lender and decide how you … Continue reading Five Ways To Save Up To $10,000 On Your Home Purchase


Home Buying Process May Change Soon

Does the date January 10, 2014 mean anything to you?  Maybe it’s your birthday, or maybe not… Regardless, it should mean something to everyone out there considering a home purchase in the next year. That is when the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) new rule regarding “Ability to Repay” and “Qualified Mortgage” will go into … Continue reading Home Buying Process May Change Soon


The Perfect Super Bowl Sunday-Family, Friends, Food & Football

The holidays are over, the decorations are packed away (almost), and we’re all trying to wish our way through another winter. But with this time of year comes some fantastic football, both college and professional. If you and your family are football fans, you know that there’s nothing better than slipping on your favorite team … Continue reading The Perfect Super Bowl Sunday-Family, Friends, Food & Football


Advertised Rates vs. Your Rate

When shopping for interest rates the first thing most people do is to research advertised rates on the internet and in the newspaper. That is a great start but don’t assume the advertised rate will be the rate offered to you. The difference in the advertised rate and the offered rate is not a result … Continue reading Advertised Rates vs. Your Rate


Location, Location, Location! Follow The Big Names And You’ll Profit!

The old adage in buying real estate is “Location, Location, Location!” And when you’re looking for a new home, you want to buy in the “best” area you can afford, one where your home value will increase over time. So what constitutes a great location? custom written papers As you drive around looking for that … Continue reading Location, Location, Location! Follow The Big Names And You’ll Profit!


Fannie Mae, Foreclosures and Financing

You’re riding around neighborhoods and you see those signs in front of just about every Real Estate office offering a free foreclosure list in your area. You decide to stop and get one. Now what? More than likely the office you stopped at has offered to show you these foreclosed properties. You begin looking and … Continue reading Fannie Mae, Foreclosures and Financing


Drama in D.C., The Fiscal Cliff & Your Money

Depending upon your interest level in the financial markets and/or political news outlets, you have probably heard at least something about the upcoming “Fiscal Cliff”.  This term is used to describe a tenuous set of events all set to happen on the same deadline.  The Bush tax cuts and the temporary payroll tax cuts are … Continue reading Drama in D.C., The Fiscal Cliff & Your Money


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