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Buy Your Retirement Home Now

Buy Your Retirement Home Now


Maybe you're not ready to move into it but that doesn't mean that you shouldn't take advantage of the present opportunities to acquire the home you want to live in during retirement. The combination of the low mortgage rates, high rental rates, positive cash flows and tax advantages can help you get it paid for by the time you're ready to move into it. ...CONTINUE READING
A Good Time to Buy a Home

A Good Time to Buy a Home


You may have noticed that REALTORS® seem to always think now is a good time to buy and they can usually justify it with solid reasoning.  While it can be true in general, a good time to buy has more to do with the individual than anything else.  There are four things to consider. ...CONTINUE READING
Time for a Toilet Upgrade

Time for a Toilet Upgrade


Whether it is a cosmetic or a mechanical reason for upgrading a toilet, you may not know all the choices that are involved to choose the right one for your home.  The current toilet may have cracks or leaks in the bowl or tank.  It could be the aggravation of constant clogging or inefficient flushing.  Maybe there is damage in the porcelain bowl or built-up mineral deposits that are clogging the inlet holes or syphon tube. ...CONTINUE READING
Interior Condensations Solutions

Interior Condensations Solutions


Condensation occurs when the air has too much moisture in it which is felt as high humidity.  The water deposits on various surfaces that are cooler than the air itself.  Several things can contribute to the high humidity such as cooking, dishwashers, clothes dryers, bathing and long showers.  ...CONTINUE READING
Little known facts about FHA mortgages

Little known facts about FHA mortgages


FHA loans are available for one to four family unit properties with one unit being owner-occupied. ...CONTINUE READING
My Tenant Actually Paid for the Home for Me

My Tenant Actually Paid for the Home for Me


In a recent rental investment class, one of the students said that he had a property where the tenant had been there for over 25 years.  The class was amazed but not as much as his next statement "My tenant actually paid for the home for me." ...CONTINUE READING
Want to be a Landlord?

Want to be a Landlord?


Real estate has consistently been one of the highest rated investments available to individuals. TV shows certainly make rentals look easy and you may even know someone who has made a lot of money with them. Possibly, the thought has crossed your mind that if they can do it, you can too. ...CONTINUE READING
Rethinking Recycling

Rethinking Recycling


Recycling is essential to keeping our neighborhoods clean, but it's easy to get mixed up on what goes in which bin. As regulations have changed, it's time to rethink recycling! Here's a quick and easy guide to what you should recycle and what you should dispose of in a specialized manner. ...CONTINUE READING
Tips for a New Homeowner

Tips for a New Homeowner


Change your Locks ... As a new homeowner, you have no idea who may have a key to your new home. Re-keying the existing locks or installing new locksets will add an increased level of security and peace of mind ...CONTINUE READING
Downsizing is an Alternative

Downsizing is an Alternative


It is estimated that over 15% of the population in the U.S. are over 65 years of age. With one of the most common fears of seniors being their money will run out early, it is understandable that downsizing may be strategy to meet their goals ...CONTINUE READING

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