Category Archives: For Home Buyers and Sellers

Think Positive

If you want to get somewhere, you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up. The secret of life isn’t what happens to you, but what you do with … Continue reading

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FHA to lower cost of mortgage insurance

  In an effort to make owning a home more affordable, the Federal Housing Administration will dramatically cut the costs associated with the mortgages it backs. Premiums for FHA mortgage insurance, which is designed to protect the agency in case … Continue reading

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Radon: Why It Matters

Any home can have a radon problem – old or new homes, well-sealed or drafty homes, and homes with or without basements. Prolonged exposure to unsafe levels of radon can cause an increased risk of lung cancer; in fact, radon … Continue reading

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The Story of the Butterfly

A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to squeeze its body through the tiny hole. Then it stopped, as if it … Continue reading

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Millions of homeowners could refinance and save big

Millions of homeowners could save big money — and possibly their homes — by refinancing to today’s historically low rates. But most don’t even apply. Nearly one in five homeowners who are behind on their mortgage payments have loans with … Continue reading

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What Not to Do as a Homeowner

If you’re new to homeownership, you’ll definitely want to avoid these boneheaded but easy-to-prevent mistakes that could cost you big time. We know so well the thrill of owning your own house – but don’t let the excitement cause you … Continue reading

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Exciting Home Trends

Although your home reflects your personal style, trends help trigger your creativity and provide the opportunity to shake things up a little. Here are a few hot home trends: 1. Shower Spa – Seek a serene, spa-like shower environment with … Continue reading

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