It’s all about approval

It’s all about approval

These days, a buyer’s biggest concern shouldn’t be so much about finding the lowest interest rate, but finding a lender who will approve t...

January 21st, 2017 |  


It pays to stay

It pays to stay

If you want to take advantage of the affordability of homes today, but anticipate major life changes in the next year, you have to consider the implic...

January 14th, 2017 |  


Look at it this way

Look at it this way

Most of us don’t have the resources - or the guts - to own stocks in really large quantities. That’s what makes your home such a great ...

January 7th, 2017 |  


Advice for borrowers, investors: Take a deep breath

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you’re about to buy a home, shop for a car or borrow for college, the pros have some advice:Go ahead.The Federal Rese...

December 24th, 2016 |  


Get their attention

Get their attention

There are many reasons to feel pressured to sell, be it a job transfer, family medical issues, or financial hardship. This is when you face cold hard ...

December 24th, 2016 |  


Buy, sell, win, win

Buy, sell, win, win

Buyers, sellers, the time for hesitation is over for both of you. Home sales are rising, inventories are shrinking, and even though home values fell d...

December 10th, 2016 |  


Return on improvement

Return on improvement

If you plan to remodel or update before selling your home, you have to find the balance between what’s appropriate and what qualifies as over-im...

December 3rd, 2016 |  


Freebie treasures: finding beauty and value in repurposing

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — OK, I admit it. I pick up castoff gloves I find along the side of the road.You never know: These gloves that have blown ou...

December 3rd, 2016 |  


Thinking of shrinking

Thinking of shrinking

There are lots of reasons that people choose to downsize. It could be retirement, a recently emptied nest, or just plain “maintenance fatigue.&#...

November 18th, 2016 |  


Don’t chase the market down

Don’t chase the market down

Buyer’s market or seller’s market - the simple fact is that your home is worth only what a buyer will pay for it and hopefully the apprais...

November 11th, 2016 |