Month: December 2013
Hiring a Home Inspector – Don’t Settle for a Checklist!
Your dream home might have a yard that is big enough for your dog, a LGBT-friendly neighborhood full of gourmet coffee houses and antique shops or be within steps of where you work. However, before you sign on the dotted line it is important to determine whether or not the home literally has a good enough foundation to support your lifestyle by hiring a home inspector who can provide you with a detailed narrative report about the property’s physical condition […]
CNN Money Top 5 Best Places to Live 2013 – LGBT Friendly?
This year, as happens at the end of every year, CNN Money Magazine put out its annual list of the Best Places to Live in the United States. Although these cities may have a great deal of green space, strong community associations and affordable lifestyle, are any of these smaller towns that LGBT-friendly? Number 1 on the Best Places to Live list this year is Sharon, Massachusetts. This small town of 17,946 is a former resort town turned bedroom community […]
Home Purchase Mortgage Terms Explained
Buying a home can be a stressful, confusing process ~ knowledge is power, and when it comes time to start interviewing mortgage lenders it will help to have the basics of the “business terminology” under your belt! Here’s a few terms that you should be familiar with; APR APR means annual percentage rate. Each time a mortgage lender quotes a mortgage rate, the loan’s APR has to be disclosed as well. The stated rate is used for monthly payment […]
Remodeling? Review & apply this list to avoid a potential nightmare.
Remember the old saying that ‘Behind every dark cloud lies a silver lining?’ Well you can also say the opposite may be true. Despite the fact that you can find many honest remodeling contractors to work with, there are some who will give you a bundle of nightmares! It’s crazy if you were to listen to some of the things contractors tell their clients. So to help you out, below is a checklist to give you a smart start to your remodeling: Avoid […]