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Thrifty Habits

There’s a little-known secret that the more money you save, the more addictive saving money becomes.  Being thrifty means something different to each individual, but there are tips that if applied can help save money. I grew up relatively poor; cutting coupons, eating at home and shopping at thrifts stores was a regular occurrence, but […] READ MORE

Insights from Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran

Barbara Corcoran is not only a real estate guru and Shark Tank star but a real-life inspiration when it comes to how to succeed in business.  She often tells the story of how she turned $1000 into a billion-dollar business.  It’s fair to say that taking a few lessons from this down-to-earth entrepreneur can help […] READ MORE

Is 2018 the Year to Buy a Home?

Are you thinking about buying a home in 2018? You’re not alone.  Let’s take a look at where the housing market stands today and what to look for this year. Home Prices on the Rise It’s quite likely that home prices will continue to rise gradually in 2018.  According to the National Case-Shiller Index, the […] READ MORE

Lock Now While Rates Are Low

Mortgage rates are on track to finish out the week higher than where they started and we believe that mortgage rates will continue rising in 2018. According to the latest data by Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate average climbed to 3.99 percent with an average 0.5 point. (Points are fees paid to a lender equal […] READ MORE

FHA Loan Limit Increase

The Federal Housing Administration announced Thursday that nearly every area of the U.S. will see FHA loan limits increase in 2018.  The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced it was boosting limits for those loans in more than 3,000 counties. The new loan limits will take effect for FHA case numbers assigned on […] READ MORE

Does Using a Space Heater Make Cents?

There is a little extra nip in the air and beyond wearing an extra pair of sox or an extra fluffy sweater some people seem to have a chill.  Instead of heating the entire office space or your entire home, does it make sense to utilize a space heater?  This debate is long discussed like […] READ MORE

What Type of Homeowner’s Insurance Should You Buy?

We live in a world full of options.  We are a society who wants immediate gratification.  The flipside is how we sort through all of the options so we can make an informed decision in the least amount of time possible and get the best deal while making it. First off you will want to […] READ MORE

Record High Credit Card Debt

Did you spend a little more than you budgeted on holiday presents this year?  With so many “Door Buster” deals and savings, retailers trick you into thinking the more you spend, the more you save, but we know that’s not the reality. According to data released by the Federal Reserve, U.S. credit card debt has […] READ MORE

New Year, New You

One week into to the New Year and if you made any New Year’s resolutions you are more than likely feeling pretty good about your efforts or already falling off the new year buzz and slinking away and letting them go to the wayside. If you resolved to buy a new home in 2018, even […] READ MORE

Thank You

The most fortunate are those who have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy. ABRAHAM MASLOW With the holidays upon us, it is so very easy to get caught up in finding the perfect gift for family members or […] READ MORE

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