Is Your Home Ready for Fall?

So long sweet summer, it’s time to welcome fall – and everything that comes with it. We say goodbye to mojitos and watermelon lemonade and say hello to pumpkin spice, well, everything. By the time fall comes around, most of ...
Online security is always something to be concerned about, and this is even truer when money is involved. Keep an eye out for these warning signs and how to respond to them in an appropriate way.

Security Warning Signs When Shopping Online

It’s an undeniable fact that many customers shop online, either for personal shopping or gift giving. Companies like Amazon and Etsy have built modern empires out of their online operations. With each passing year, more and ...
Even if the inside of a home is well-maintained, buyers will often pass up the chance to see it based on their impressions of the outside. In other words, curb appeal matters.

How to Improve Curb Appeal to Boost Your Selling Price

The rule about not judging a book by its cover is broken constantly, especially when it comes to the real estate market. Potential home buyers will rarely consider a home with a neglected lawn, chipped paint, broken windows and ...
If you are on the fence, the answers to the following questions can help you decide whether refinancing is a chance worth taking.

Three Questions to Ask before You Refinance Your Home

For many homeowners, there will come a time where the question is raised of whether it would be prudent to consider refinancing your mortgage. The benefits of refinancing can be great, particularly if you want to use potential ...
Allow this guide to help you understand what escrow is and the ways in which it comes into play during a home buying transaction.

What is Escrow and How Does it Work?

If you are in the process of buying a home, you will probably hear the term “escrow” multiple times throughout the transaction—both before and after the real estate settlement itself. But since the term is used to describe ...
Buying a home is typically the largest purchase that many Americans will make in their lifetimes—and most won’t own their home outright for 15 to 30 years, depending on their mortgage term.

What is a Home Equity Loan?

Buying a home is typically the largest purchase that many Americans will make in their lifetimes—and most won’t own their home outright for 15 to 30 years, depending on their mortgage term. As you pay off your mortgage month ...
While conventional logic holds that your burger is accompanied by ketchup, mustard, onion, lettuce, tomato and pickle, there is great possibility for boldness in burger-making by selecting more unusual fare.

Level Up Your Burger Game with These Unique Toppings

Burgers are a staple of the summertime cookout, but it is not unreasonable to suggest that the traditional approach can become a bore after years of consistency. While conventional logic holds that your burger is accompanied by ...
While the housing market has slowly increased in value overall, there are still many undervalued areas. As a homebuyer, there are several ways you can take advantage of these undervalued housing markets.

Undervalued Housing Markets and How You Can Take Advantage

While the housing market has slowly increased in value overall, there are still many undervalued areas. As a homebuyer, there are several ways you can take advantage of these undervalued housing markets. To understand the potential ...
Ice cream is the treat everyone screams for, and it can taste even sweeter when made at home. But not everyone has an ice cream maker on hand, and even if you do, it might be buried in the back of a cabinet or in the basement.

How to Make Ice Cream in a Zip-Top Bag

Ice cream is the treat everyone screams for, and it can taste even sweeter when made at home. But not everyone has an ice cream maker on hand, and even if you do, it might be buried in the back of a cabinet or in the basement. This ...
Although not scientifically proven, it seems that possessions can take on a life of their own, spontaneously reproducing to fill every nook and cranny of basements, attics, closets and garages.

Minimalist Mindset: How to Live with Less

Although not scientifically proven, it seems that possessions can take on a life of their own, spontaneously reproducing to fill every nook and cranny of basements, attics, closets and garages. Literally and figuratively, your ...