Mortgage Standard Rules Proposal

The mortgage industry is constantly changing, affecting the housing market in many ways.  Recently, the Federal Reserve proposed a new change requiring banks to ensure borrowers can repay their mortgages before they give them a loan. In an article published by RISMEDIA called Fed Proposes Mortgage Standard Rules on April 21, 2001, it states: “The rule is required…

How to Complete Home Renovations on a Budget

It is easy to get overwhelmed when thinking about renovating your home. Not only that, it is easy to spend more money than necessary during the process. The following tips from the April 2011 Issue of HOLMES: The Magazine To Make It Right provides useful information that will keep you from going over budget as…

Home Inspections-What’s Covered?

For buyers the question always arises, “What is included in a home inspection?” Perhaps  the question should be, “What is NOT included in a home inspection?”  Continue reading to see what us above and beyond for a home inspection. DEAR BARRY: In one of your articles, you said, “The essential purpose of home inspection is…

Why Should I Buy?

While becoming a homeowner can be a little bit intimidating for some, there are significant reasons people choose to buy instead of renting. The security of owning your own place and never having to move again is enough for some! Last week, I ran into a few friends I hadn’t seen for awhile. One was…

Disaster Strikes-Now What?

Disaster strikes, what’s next? Stay prepared for any natural disasters that may come your way! Below is a fantastic checklist to help you to stay ready for anything! Disaster preparedness checklist 1. Enough food and water for at least three days for an emergency evacuation, or two weeks’ worth of food and water if you are…