Buying a house used to be simple. Most realtors told you it’s all about location, location, location and for many years this was true. That’s because “… You can buy the right home in the wrong location. You can change the structure, remodel it or alter the home’s layout but, ordinarily, you cannot move it. It’s attached to the … Read More
Wondering what net neutrality means and why you should care? The best analogy I’ve come up with is your cable TV bill. If you’re old enough you remember when television was free, when families watched the Ed Sullivan show
Buyers focus on the mortgage but it doesn’t tell you the true cost of home ownership. With your first home, you compare your mortgage payment to the rent you’ve been paying but wait, what expenses were included in your rent?
When you buy a house, most people focus on how much house they can afford. This number is generally based on what the banks look at, what’s called your front-end ratio which is the sum of your mortgage (principal + interest), property taxes and house insurance. But there are many more costs involved in home … Read More
Retirement is one of the hardest things to save for because it’s so far in the future, compared to today’s priorities. Maybe you’ve got home improvements you’d like to make or you’re building a house and trying to decide what features to upgrade. You home can provide retirement savings when you make improvements that build financial … Read More
Selling your home is never easy. Selling your home because of a divorce, can be extra challenging. Your kids have great friends, love their school and your commute to work is short enough to get home quickly in the event of an emergency. It’s difficult to give up this security as you enter a new … Read More