Your Home Energy Audit

Taking care of the environment isn’t just an issue for governments and big business to solve — everyone can make a contribution at the individual level to reduce pollution and energy consumption. For homeowners, that means taking a good look at the amount of energy their homes consume and reconsidering how they use it. Although […]

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Make Your Move Stress-Free

Moving into a new home can be one of the most taxing situations of your life. You’re not just moving all your belongings, you’re changing your entire life. As stressful as moving can be, preparing kids and/or pets could make it worse — as the emotional burden they carry throughout the process can be even greater. […]

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Easy Checklist for Home Maintenance

Making a yearly trip to the doctor for a checkup can help prevent problems that can take a serious toll on your health, if left unchecked. The same principle applies to keeping your home in tip-top condition. Considering that the average amount spent on a home renovation or repair is $10,000, it’s important for homeowners […]

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A Shift in Perspective

A Shift in Perspective

Many homeowners find themselves increasingly stressed about their mortgage payments and often consider these payments to be hindering their ability to save and even invest in their homes, lives, and children. The important thing to remember and consider when selecting your mortgage banker and mortgage portfolio is that these days, you can make them work […]

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Six Ways to Save

Six Ways to Save

So, you think you’re ready to buy a house. Homeownership has always been the American Dream; however, once you decide you’re ready to seize that opportunity, it can become overwhelming. Everything from finding a Realtor, laying out a budget, making wish lists, shopping for a mortgage, and spending your weekends going through multiple Open Houses […]

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Seven Stepping Stones

Seven Stepping Stones

I’m sure many of you have made your New Year’s resolutions and have already begun the path to fulfillment for 2017. If one of those resolutions is becoming a homeowner this year, you’ve chosen wisely. Buying a home is the best investment you will make and now is the time to do it. With favorable rates, […]

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Safety First

Keeping your home secure is always a concern, no matter what time of year it is. But the holidays tend to be the time where many homeowners bulk up on extra security functions and features. Whether it’s because you will be out of town or because statistically, break-ins during holiday months rise, you and your […]

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An Increase in Equity

An Increase in Equity

Becoming and being a homeowner is one of the greatest accomplishments and instills a true sense of pride. It’s one of the greatest investments you can make and it really is a “gift” that keeps on giving. Value traditionally only increases and you can receive a high ROI when it comes time to downsize, change […]

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What’s Your Motivation?

What’s Your Motivation?

Making the decision to sell your home is a big one and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Most commonly, when people look to sell their home, it’s due to a growing family or the need to downsize. Recent studies have shown that additionally, retirement and wanting to lower the cost of living, have played […]

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Breaking Bad…

Breaking Bad…

…habits, that is. Some are trickier than others. But when you’re a homeowner, many of those habits are even difficult to recognize. Living day after day in our routine becomes comfortable but when it starts to affect your bottom line (and it does!), it may be time for a change. Things like lowering the shades during […]

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