Category: House Shopping

Tips to Think About Before A Mortgage

Tips to Think About Before A Mortgage

In the coming weeks ahead, you may notice some “For Sale” signs popping up.  Spring is coming and some people may be thinking of a move.  If you believe you are ready for a mortgage as a first-time home buyer, those properties may be catching your attention.  But, before you get too serious about home […]

March 3, 2015 | By More
5 Tips of Achieving Homeownership

5 Tips of Achieving Homeownership

We have talked about the many benefits your local library offers to patrons. One of the libraries in my backyard, the Plainfield Public Library, offered an educational one-hour workshop on the basic principles of achieving homeownership.  I decided to attend the other evening so I could share some pointers given by the presenters.  These points […]

October 1, 2014 | By More
5 Things You Should Know About A Mortgage

5 Things You Should Know About A Mortgage

In my earlier banking days there were times I stopped by the mortgage department for some reason or another. The mortgage originators were always on the phone talking to customers. The support staff literally had stacks of mortgage loan files on their desks. The loan packages the staff prepared for closings were filled with all […]

June 12, 2014 | By More
Holiday Decoration:  A Blend of Tradition and New

Holiday Decoration: A Blend of Tradition and New

Don’t you enjoy visiting the homes of friends and family during the holidays?  I do.  Can I tell you why?  No, it’s not for the cookies or candy on display, although I really like that part.  It’s walking through the front door and seeing how they decorated their home.  I like peeking in every room […]

November 25, 2013 | By More
5 Things I Learned from HGTV About Home Buying

5 Things I Learned from HGTV About Home Buying

A few weeks back, I accidently stumbled upon the HGTV channel while fixing my breakfast smoothie.  In a word, the various programs I’ve watched circle around the theme of buying a home, decorating, rehab, and other related topics to a house.  Frankly, it’s been fun to watch and quite educational if you look beyond the […]

October 2, 2013 | By More