How to Make Your Living Room Flow

ADDED September 16, 2014 0 COMMENTS
How to Make Your Living Room Flow

One of the first decisions you make in your new house is where to place your furniture. In the living areas, furniture placement can make or break your home’s “flow” or ease of movement. A sofa placed just two feet one way or the other, a side table too far out of reach or a…Read More »

Getting a Mortgage for Self-Employed

ADDED September 11, 2014 0 COMMENTS
Getting a Mortgage for Self-Employed

Prior to the new banking regulations, getting a home mortgage if you owned a business, worked freelance, on contract or were otherwise self-employed was possible, if complicated, using stated income, bank statements and other alternatives to W2 income statements. New regulations on so-called stated income loans, however, make getting that mortgage a bit trickier for…Read More »

Downsize to Upgrade

ADDED September 9, 2014 0 COMMENTS
Downsize to Upgrade

Whatever your reason for wanting a smaller home—empty nest, tired of cleaning, less mobile, closer to grandkids, moving from the suburbs to be nearer to work, single again—downsizing does not mean downgrading. In fact, when moving into less space, make it an upgrade at the same time. Compact is the new supersized If you’re moving…Read More »

Pesky, But Potentially Costly Home Maintenance

ADDED September 4, 2014 0 COMMENTS
Pesky, But Potentially Costly Home Maintenance

If you’re new to home ownership, you may not be familiar with all of the responsibilities that are now yours. All of those things you used to call the super or management office for now fall in your lap. Here are some items to keep in mind, especially if you got a “great deal” on…Read More »