• Top 3 Factors to Consider when Qualifying for a Home Purchase or Refinance

    Financial institutions look at a wide variety of things when a customer applies for mortgage financing on a home. There are 3 main building blocks that create the foundation for a solid mortgage application. If any of these 3 building…

  • 5 Benefits of Townhome Living for Retirees

    Congratulations on your retirement or countdown to it! The benefits of retirement are many, and you’ve undoubtedly been looking forward to this moment for years. Whatever you’re expecting from these work-free years, there are plenty of gratifying options. Moving to…

  • Sell Your Own Home or Hire a Realtor: The Pros and Cons

    When deciding to sell a home, many sellers have the thought that it might be easy and cost effective to sell the home themselves rather than engage the services of a realtor. It seems like it’s not that difficult, but…

  • Signs Something Has Gone Wrong with Your Electrical System

    For most homeowners, the electrical system is, bar none, the most intimidating system in their home. This makes sense; electricity isn’t an entirely intuitive resource, and when mishandled, it can cause severe injury and death. Just as bad, unseen electrical…

  • Dealing with a Foundation Leak? Signs to Look For

    Foundation leaks crop up for all kinds of reasons. It’s often difficult to tell, though, just how severe the leak you have on your hands is before the worst of the symptoms arise. If you’re looking to sell your home,…

  • Top 10 Benefits of Resurfacing Your Old Fiberglass Pool

    If you have a pool, fiberglass pool resurfacing can be a great option for keeping it in excellent shape for many years to come. A concrete pool will stand up to about 10 to 15 years of use before it…

  • A Guide to Drain Cleaning for Your Home

    When you take a proactive approach to drain cleaning, you will be less likely to find yourself in emergency clog situations or dire need of a professional plumber’s assistance. Although there are a lot of different ideas out there on…

  • Differences in Owning a Condo, Co-op or Townhouse

    Getting ready for homeownership? You may have already decided that renting is no longer for you, nor is it a good use of your money. Perhaps you’ve decided to pay your own mortgage instead of someone else’s! Often, the final…

  • The Best 10 Ways to Maintain Your House

    Your house is most likely the most expensive purchase of your lifetime — and a safe haven that provides a hub for everyday activities, relaxation and making memories. It doesn’t remain in great shape without some effort, but with some…