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What’s a Reverse Mortgage?

“What goes up must come down,” so goes the saying. And, to that end, what goes forward must also go in reverse. Turns out the same also applies to mortgages, sort of. Except, instead of being a direct inverse from a “forward” mortgage, reverse mortgages are kind of...

The essential guide to hurricane preparedness

Until Hurricane Michael hit Florida's Panhandle last year, that area of the state was considered less vulnerable than the eastward parts that jut out into the Atlantic Ocean's preferred path for big storms.  Hurricane season begins on June 1st and lasts six months,...

5 Simple Steps to Install Solar Panels

Add Those Panels With more Americans "going green" than ever before, you've probably already started thinking about doing it yourself. Perhaps you've increased your recycling efforts, started using more Energy Star appliances and light bulbs or upgraded to other...

Thinking About a Short Sale or Foreclosure?

One of the greatest myths in the world of real estate is that buying a home that’s in a pre-foreclosure state, or one that has already been foreclosed upon, will get you the very best deal possible. This is inaccurate for a number of reasons, though if you know what...

5 Simple Steps for a Better Home Appraisal

If you’re looking to refinance your home or possibly sell, you’ll need a killer appraisal. A bank will not refinance a home for more than it is worth, and a potential buyer will not pay more than the recognized value of the home. Here are 5 simple steps for a better...

Turn a Bedroom into a LUX Bedroom

For most of us, our bedroom is little more than a place to sleep and relax. However, just because it’s always been that way doesn’t mean that we have to settle for drab and dreary.  One trend that’s gaining steam these days is converting your current bedroom into a...

8 Reasons To Use an Agent When Purchasing

If you’re shopping for a house, or even just considering buying one, there’s one person that you absolutely need on your side: a Realtor. Potential buyers often think they can go it alone, but there are a number of things they may not be considering. What is a Buyer’s...

Things You Shouldn’t Do When Buying a Home

The last thing in the world you would ever want is to spend a bunch of time searching for a home, finding that perfect place and then not being approved for your mortgage. There are also many common mistakes homebuyers make that could make the process much more...