Refinancing

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With home lending rates still at historic lows, now is the time for anyone with any appreciable equity in their home to at least look into refinancing their mortgage.Rates for 30-year fixed rate mortgages...
Being an Informed Home Buyer

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From websites that give you side-by-side comparisons to apps that help you narrow down your choices to be very best homes in your prime target area, finding the right home has never been easier.However, no app...
Water heaters – traditional or tankless?

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Tankless, or on-demand, water heaters have become all the rage the past few years, and for some very good reasons (who hasn’t shouted, “Who used all the hot water?!” at least once?).For one,...
Do’s and Don’ts of Home Staging

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Staging a home is a beautiful and elegant way to make your home appear more charming than it ever has before. You put your best foot forward and let the buyer be the judge. But there is a right and wrong way...
Common misconceptions about home warranties

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Of all the misconceptions about home warranties out there, three stand out: All home warranties are scams, they’re basically the same as homeowner’s insurance, and they’ll protect you against...
Remodeling—What’s the best for ROI

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OK, you want to sell your house, but you know after years of wear and tear, the most-trafficked areas of your house (and a couple of other spots) need some TLC. However, the areas you would improve if you...
Is it Fall or Pumpkin Spice Season?

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In case you missed it or have been living on an ice floe for the past several years, a certain smell has very rapidly come to be synonymous with that season that comes after summer and before winter. Whatever...