Condominium Financing – Show Me the Money!

Condominiums make the perfect home choice for a lot of buyers – easy maintenance, community amenities, and lower prices all make condo purchases a great option for first time homebuyers. Down payment and closing funds are the major hurdle for most first time buyers. FHA is traditionally known as the best option for lower down […]

7 decorating tips to boost your mood

Studies show that surroundings do influence your mood. A nicely decorated room is instantly uplifting, while a dreary one bums you out. If you’re afraid changing your décor costs a lot, the experts say these seven decorating tips deliver big impact for little money. Lighten up the place. Nothing puts people in a bad mood […]

The best time to buy 15 big ticket items

Consumers can see big savings by buying high priced items at the right time. Here’s what the shopping experts say… Airline Tickets You’ll get the lowest price for a domestic flight approximately 47 days in advance. The prime booking window is from 114-27 days before departure. Fares are highest within 14 days of departure. Appliances […]

A dozen DIY apps to help you ace those home improvements

Today, mobile apps for smartphones and tablets are giving homeowners extra help with their Do-It-Yourself projects. Here are 12 cool apps for both Apple (iOS) and Android phones and tablets (unless otherwise noted). Dream Home. Great for inspiration. Shows beautiful interior design photos you can update weekly. Easy nav. $0.99 for iOS, $1.99 for Android. […]

Don’t Be Fooled by These 6 Grammar Myths

With a degree in English Literature, Peter is a grammer nerd. Grammar matters. That idea at first seems out of date, but in fact grammar is now more important than ever. Websites, videos, blogs, and social networks are filled with written and spoken words. Grammatical mistakes may not matter for a teenager on Facebook, but […]

Inside Lending for the week of October 27, 2014

QUOTE OF THE WEEK… “You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” –Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, Inc. INFO THAT HITS US WHERE WE LIVE… All of us working in the housing market […]

Inside Lending for the week of October 20, 2014

QUOTE OF THE WEEK… “The universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.” –Neil deGrasse Tyson, American astrophysicist and author INFO THAT HITS US WHERE WE LIVE… Much of the media’s housing market coverage must also be under no obligation to make sense. While we hear all kinds of negative reporting on housing, […]

Inside Lending for the week of October 6, 2014

QUOTE OF THE WEEK… “Don’t spend time beating on a wall hoping to transform it into a door.” –Coco Chanel, French fashion designer INFO THAT HITS US WHERE WE LIVE… It seems like more than a few observers are beating on the housing market trying to transform it into a disaster that it isn’t. For […]

Inside Lending for the week of September 29, 2014

QUOTE OF THE WEEK… “Life is like the ocean, it goes up and down.” –Vanessa Paradis, French singer, model, and actress I NFO THAT HITS US WHERE WE LIVE… Life in the housing market sure mimicked the ocean last week. Let’s start with the up part. New single-family home sales blasted up 18.0% in August, […]

Inside Lending for the week of September 22, 2014

QUOTE OF THE WEEK… “Things are not always as they seem; the first appearance deceives many.” –Phaedrus, Roman poet and fabulist INFO THAT HITS US WHERE WE LIVE… The ancient Roman writer of fables certainly hit the nail on the head with regard to last week’s housing reports. Housing Starts dipped 14.4% in August to […]