SHORT SALE AND FORECLOSURE: HOW ARE THEY DIFFERENT?

SHORT SALE AND FORECLOSURE: HOW ARE THEY DIFFERENT?

As unfortunate as it can be when homeowners fall behind on mortgage payments and must face the possibility of losing their homes, short sales and foreclosures provide them options for moving on financially. The terms are often used interchangeably, but they’re...
WHICH DOWN PAYMENT STRATEGY IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

WHICH DOWN PAYMENT STRATEGY IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

WHICH DOWN PAYMENT STRATEGY IS RIGHT FOR YOU? You’ve most likely heard the rule: Save for a 20-percent down payment before you buy a home. The logic behind saving 20 percent is solid, as it shows that you have the financial discipline and stability to save for a...
8 INSTAGRAM HACKS

8 INSTAGRAM HACKS

Instagram Hack #1: Add Line Breaks to Your Bio Have you been trying to write a pitch-perfect Instagram bio but you’re getting frustrated because Instagram removes your line breaks? How to add line breaks to your Instagram bio: Go to Instagram.com on your laptop and...
CREATE AN EVACUATION PLAN FOR YOUR PETS

CREATE AN EVACUATION PLAN FOR YOUR PETS

An evacuation plan is a necessity for every home, especially if you live in an area where fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding, and other disasters are a possibility. Many homeowners create evacuation plans for their homes and practice them with their kids, but...
ACHIEVE MORNING PERSON STATUS

ACHIEVE MORNING PERSON STATUS

Ever wish you could become one of those rare morning people? The ones that wake with a start, feeling refreshed and energized. The ones that get in that morning workout or wrap up some work before many of us even hit the snooze button for the first time. Here are five...
PRIORITY TASKS FOR YOUR MOVE IN

PRIORITY TASKS FOR YOUR MOVE IN

Moving into a new home is an exciting time, and you’re probably daydreaming about decor and paint schemes and new furniture. But before you get into the fun stuff, there are some basics you should cover first. Change the locks Even if you’re promised that new locks...