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13 09, 2016

3 House Hunting Mistakes to Avoid When Searching for Your Next Home

By |2016-10-26T12:20:25+00:00September 13th, 2016|Advice, Home Inspection, Saving Money|0 Comments

The purchase of a home is not just a physical process, but an emotional one as well. After all, you are searching for the ideal place to reside in - possibly for many years, or even decades, to come. But the purchasing of a home is also often the biggest financial investment that people will [...]

9 08, 2016

Should You Consider a Lease Purchase?

By |2016-10-26T12:20:25+00:00August 9th, 2016|Advice, Saving Money|0 Comments

If you've been searching the Home For Sale ads for any period of time lately, you may have come across a few that are labeled as "Lease Purchase" or "Rent to Own." While these may not have been so prevalent many years ago, over the past decade or so, this option has become more popular [...]

22 03, 2016

Keeping Invaders Out – Easy Pest Control Tips

By |2016-10-26T12:20:25+00:00March 22nd, 2016|Advice, Saving Money|0 Comments

Not all home invaders are big, scary, and carry a flashlight. Nor do they all come in through a window or unlocked door. In fact, most of your "unwelcome" guests are extremely small - too small in fact to even produce fingerprints if caught! They can, however, still be dangerous to your home and if [...]

22 12, 2015

Getting Straight to the Points of Your Mortgage

By |2016-10-26T12:20:26+00:00December 22nd, 2015|Advice, Interest Rates, Saving Money|0 Comments

When it comes to borrowing money for a home purchase, there will be a number of different costs involved. In addition to just the interest rate, it's likely that you've heard lenders make reference to "points." It is important to have a good understanding of how these can factor into the cost of your overall [...]

1 12, 2015

Homebuying Assistance Programs

By |2016-10-26T12:20:26+00:00December 1st, 2015|Advice, Saving Money|0 Comments

The Fed hasn't raised interest rates yet, and the prognosis for home prices continues to show a steady climb upward. Now is a great time to make a home purchase, before conditions change unfavorably for homebuyers. What if you're interested and ready to buy, but need a little financial boost in obtaining your share of the [...]

15 09, 2015

Take a Hike, Rates!

By |2016-10-26T12:20:26+00:00September 15th, 2015|Interest Rates, Saving Money|0 Comments

Over the past several months, numerous financial announcements have alerted consumers that the Federal Reserve was looking at raising interest rates in the second half of the year. All those predictions are now up for grabs, though, in the aftermath of China's sudden roller coaster ride that threw worldwide markets into turmoil on August 24th, [...]

1 09, 2015

Top It Off With a Metal Roof

By |2016-10-26T12:20:28+00:00September 1st, 2015|Advice, Investments, Saving Money|0 Comments

Forget that old saw about a cat on a hot tin roof. Today's technology has opened up a whole new world of roofing made of metallic materials. Topping your home with a metal roof brings a variety of benefits to your property. Strong Durability Asphalt roofing serves its purpose adequately enough, but you'll be looking [...]

9 06, 2015

Is the Sun Setting on Solar?

By |2016-10-26T12:20:31+00:00June 9th, 2015|Green Energy, High Tech, Investments, Saving Money|0 Comments

Is the Sun Setting on Solar? It's a joy to get electric bills in single digits, thanks to energy-saving solar panels. Turning the sun's rays into tiny energy bills has been a boon for solar companies and customers alike. But, if you haven't already gone solar, the proverbial train may have left the station, due [...]

19 05, 2015

Lean and Green Eco-Friendly Homes

By |2016-10-26T12:20:31+00:00May 19th, 2015|High Tech, Saving Money|0 Comments

Lean and Green Eco-Friendly Homes - Goodbye, McMansions. No longer does home ownership mandate a large house with acres of lush, green lawn. Both the millennial market and empty nesters are eschewing the traditional badge of homeowner success, choosing instead modest-sized properties outfitted with technological and eco-friendly appointments. Big Bang in a Smaller Size A [...]

12 05, 2015

Dealing With Drought: Rebates

By |2016-10-26T12:20:31+00:00May 12th, 2015|Government Regulations, Saving Money, Water Rules|0 Comments

The current California concern about the dire drought situation is not only about saving water, but also about saving another precious resource: your money!  When dealing with drought don't forget you may qualify for rebates on purchases of water wise appliances and fixtures. Shortening showers, hand-washing dishes in a sink of suds, and watering landscape [...]