Financial Literacy Courses for Children (2020)

Earlier this year The CFPB (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) has released this financial training for children on their website that is absolutely FREE. CLICK HERE to get to the training. CFPB says, “To build money skills, follow the three building blocks” Due to the coronavirus, many schools are out or transitioning to distance learning and… Read more »

Pool & Spa Liability with Slips and Falls

Owning a pool/spa comes with a number of liabilities.  You must not only worry about your immediate family but those you invite to swim.  What can be done to reduce liability exposure with “slip and fall” incidents? Regardless of a pool/spa size or depth, always have excess insurance coverage to sit over your primary homeowners… Read more »

Choosing Energy Efficient Windows

If eyes are the windows to the soul, then surely windows are the eyes of your house. When it comes time to replace those windows, it’s important to make a carefully considered decision before pulling the trigger. Today’s modern windows come in a staggering number of designs, made from a lot of different materials, all… Read more »

August 2020 Real Estate Forecast

  Home sales in July were higher than last month and than a year ago, and mortgage rates are at record lows. However, tight inventory remains a hurdle, and the economy is not yet back to normal.

4 Tips When Buying A New Construction Home

What you should know about new construction homes Being the first person to own a newly-built home can be a source of immense pride and enjoyment. Having the chance to build a house to your exact specifications gives you a great opportunity to move into a home that you can enjoy for many years. As… Read more »

4 Steps to Preserve Rental Home Carpet

Flooring experts believe carpets should be changed every seven years, but not many carpets make it to that timeline, especially in a rental home, so here are some suggestions on how to make carpet last longer in your rentals. From all manner of trampling, dust, children and pet accidents, carpet is arguably the most heavily… Read more »

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

So, you’ve been wondering if you can refinance your mortgage? Refinancing a mortgage is a powerful tool that can help you to save money on your home payments. Refinancing your mortgage takes advantage of your positive payment history and may enable you to lock in lower interest rates, obtain more agreeable repayment terms, or lower… Read more »

6 Things Burglars Don’t Want You to Know

Even though a burglary occurs every 20 seconds in the U.S., you can still protect yourself without installing top-dollar security features. Home burglary generally has a pattern; criminals are looking for an easy target they can rob fast. Learn from the pros. Here are six tips from career burglars you can use to defend your… Read more »

6 Things to Consider When Buying Lake Property

Buying a lake house can be a great investment, regardless of whether you intend to use it as a vacation property or a year-round residence. With that said, you shouldn’t rush into buying a lakefront property just because it’s available. As with any house, there are some things that you should think about before you… Read more »

[Top 3] Rental Property Upgrades That Pay Off

You will likely be faced with the need to do a rental property upgrades in the future, so here are three upgrades that will help whether you own an apartment, condominium, townhouse or single-family property. Your tenant has moved out, and your property is vacant. Before you do the typical make-ready projects, put some thought… Read more »