Three M’s of Homeownership

home maintenance 250.jpgAmong the many reasons people have to own a home, they include having a place of their own, to raise a family and to share with friends. Additional benefits include security, investment, peace, pride and enjoyment.

Together with the benefits come the responsibility to take care of the home for its livability and viability as a sound decision. A homeowner’s concerns can be broken down into three ...

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Grilling Safety

iStock_000065187147-250.jpgMore people grill in July than any other month. While grilling is all about good food, fun, friends and celebrations, it is important to make sure that accidents don’t interrupt your activities. Approximately half of the injuries involving grills are thermal burns. If you work with fire, there’s a chance of getting burned.

  • Only use BBQ grills outdoors and in ventilated areas.
  • Place the grill away from home or anything that could ...
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Eliminate Mortgage Insurance

chopped.jpgWhy would you consider refinancing if your mortgage is only two or three years old and the rate is not considerably higher than what is currently available on new loans? Because you may be able to eliminate the mortgage insurance and have significant monthly savings.

Many homes have seen their values rise in the past few years. The current loan-to-value ratio may be low enough to no longer require ...

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Where Are the Sellers?

where are sellers.jpgLow inventories resulting in multiple offers are contributing to what experienced agents are calling the most challenging market they’ve ever worked. While buyers with resources may find the market difficult, purchasers with minimum cash and credit are struggling to find and get into a home.

First-time buyers feel the impetus to purchase because they’re renting and are concerned about being priced out of the market with rapidly ...

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