Home Ownership

Homebuying Tricks & Treats: Creepin’ it Real

Dying to jump into the market but finding home buying horror stories and misconceptions are haunting you? With Halloween right around the corner, we’re addressing some common ghost stories and laying out what’s a true treat vs. a false trick. Let’s get to the thrills and chills, shall we? Read More

WFSH: Work From SECOND Home Life?

The weather is growing cold and many snowbirds are starting to make preparations to head south… Sound appealing but not quite at the snowbird stage of life yet? Can you still get in on the warm weather action? With the current changes to many people’s working environments you may be able to live the snowbird life while still maintaining your working routine. Read on for the benefits of owning a second home. Read More

15 Fun Things to Do This Fall

Sure, a lot about our daily lives has changed in 2020, but the earth hasn’t stopped turning meaning we are coming full speed into fall. If you are looking for fun activities that are COVID-19 safety approved, we have a list for you. Before you head out to a new location, however, make sure to check out the procedures for guests as a lot of places will have mask or reservation requirements. Take a look below to find some ideas to get you having fun this fall. Read More

How The Election May Affect the Housing Industry

There are a handful of factors that impact mortgage rates. Most of them, ones you’d never think to consider. For example, the weather impacts rates; when natural disasters take place like a hurricane or earthquake, rates tend to decrease. More expected, generally speaking, when the employment situation and economy improve you can expect rates to increase. But what happens when there is a presidential election? Read More

At-Home Office Must-Haves

In March and April chances are we were winging this whole working from home thing… After all it was only temporary, or so we thought. But, it’s nearly October and many of us are still living this same song and dance. If you find yourself setting up shop to work from your kitchen table, check out a handful of things we think you definitely cannot live without during this extended period of working from home. Read More

Mortgage Payment Breakdown: Where Does Your Payment Actually Go?

Chances are you know exactly how much you make your check out for every month when you pay your mortgage, but do you know what you are actually paying for? As a company, we talk a lot about interest rates and closing costs when investigating a refinance or purchase, however, once all the paperwork is signed it’s easy to lose track of the exact terms of our mortgage. Let’s take a deep dive into exactly what your mortgage payment is allocated toward. Read on for a full mortgage payment breakdown. Read More