Tips & Advice


The Benefits and Challenges of 15-Year Mortgages

Acquiring a 15-year mortgage, as compared to the traditional 30-year variety, has both benefits and challenges. Take this imaginary $100,000 loan as an example: For the 30-year loan, we’ll assume a rate of 5.00 percent; the monthly payment, excluding taxes and insurance would be $536.82. Because the rates for 15-year mortgages […]


Make Yours a Welcome Housewarming Gift

Pity the new homeowner; he or she has just received yet another package of gift soaps. Or a third box of department store candies. Don’t make this mistake. You can distinguish yourself as a thoughtful guest by bringing new homeowners something different: An item they’ll like … and need. OK, […]


Preparing Your House for the Market

When getting ready to sell your home, it’s crucial to amp up your property’s “curb appeal.”  You only have one shot at a good first impression, and you want buyers jumping at the chance to buy your home!  Making a small investment by cleaning up the outward appearance of your […]