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Enhance Your Home with a Health and Wellness Room

Enhance Your Home with a Health and Wellness Room

Creating a health and wellness room in your home can be a positive step in prioritizing your well-being and fitness. A step beyond just room for an exercise bike, this room should include areas for reflection and calm. A place where you remove distractions and can...

Benefits of Downsizing After Retirement

Benefits of Downsizing After Retirement

Retirement is an exciting new phase of life, and one most people look forward to their entire working life. For those ready to make this change, downsizing their home is an important decision. While the thought of leaving the family home can be emotional, there are...

Understanding the Difference Between Interest Rate and APR

Understanding the Difference Between Interest Rate and APR

One of the least understood aspects of obtaining a home loan is the difference between the interest rate and the APR (Annual Percentage Rate). At first glance, they sound like the same thing, but while they both impact the cost of the loan, they are two different...

Change the Feel of Your Room for $500

Change the Feel of Your Room for $500

Everyone is looking for easy ways to spruce up their home. As spring approaches, those warm, cozy rooms that were so inviting in the cold can look cluttered and dark. If redecorating every season isn’t in your budget – and how many people can – then consider adding or...

Weekend Projects That Will Change the Feel of Any Dining Room

Weekend Projects That Will Change the Feel of Any Dining Room

Winter is here, and with it comes cozy evenings and comfort food. Your weekend plans are more likely to include movies on the couch than a picnic in the park. This is the time of year when everyone takes a closer look at their home and looks for ways to add warmth to...

Home Search Frustration? How to Refocus and Keep Going

Home Search Frustration? How to Refocus and Keep Going

The best part of buying a new home is going out and touring homes. This is especially true for first-time home buyers. As time goes on, however, it can be frustrating when each home falls short of expectations. While it’s important to be realistic about what is...

Ready to Simplify Your Home? Some Questions to Help

Ready to Simplify Your Home? Some Questions to Help

Once the holidays are over and the decorations come down, it’s common to take a serious look at your home and decide to make some changes. Lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise, often result in looking at other ways to remove excess clutter, and taking a more...

Fluctuating Interest Rates and Real Estate Investing

Fluctuating Interest Rates and Real Estate Investing

Interest rates tend to fluctuate over time. As a real estate investor, it's important to understand how changes in interest rates can impact the housing market. How Rising Rates Affect Home Buying When interest rates rise, it generally slows demand in the real estate...