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Monthly Archives: February 2016

    Homeowner Advisory

    By Jill Kuchle | February 18, 2016

    Similar to an annual wellness physical, homeowners should consider an annual review of the financial elements of their home. It’s particularly valuable based on the fact that their home and its equity is generally, one of their largest assets. List of similar properties recently sold and currently available Information on challenging property tax assessment Refinance... Read More

    It’s a Big Difference

    By Jill Kuchle | February 9, 2016

    Let’s say that you just won $8,750 on a lottery scratch-off ticket. You’ve decided to be frugal and invest the money and have decided on three alternatives: buying a certificate of deposit, a mutual fund or use the money as a down payment for a $250,000 home. To compare the three alternatives, let’s look at... Read More

    Is Understanding Costing You Money?

    By Mike Parker | February 3, 2016

    People tend to fear what they don’t understand. Homeowners understand fixed rate mortgages and remember the horror stories of people who lost their homes because they could no longer afford them when their adjustable rate mortgages went up. Interest rates on fixed-rate mortgages have be so low for enough years, that borrowers haven’t even given... Read More