Monday, February 29, 2016

What Home Means When You Get Your Dream House.

Glenn is home. No longer forced to live where work takes him, he’s found his happy place listening to the sound of the waves on the lake. #StoriesofHome
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Friday, February 26, 2016

Your best bets for fun this weekend, Feb. 26-28

The St. Lucie County Fair is not the only fun happening on the Treasure Coast this weekend. Plan your fun with these suggestions.

The forecast looks good and the calendars are full. Here are some of the most fun happenings going on this weekend.

Movie fans, remember to set your DVRs Sunday to record the Academy Awards. The red carpet show starts at 7 p.m. and the awards start at 8:30 p.m. on ABC.

Be safe and have fun.

Source: Ginny Beagan: Your best bets for fun this weekend, Feb. 26-28

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Updating a Home With a Fannie Mae HomeStyle Renovation Mortgage

A few highlights that set this program apart:

  • Available for purchase or refinance

  • Luxury items such as pools are eligible improvements

  • No minimum dollar amount required for repairs

Source: Updating a Home With a Fannie Mae HomeStyle Renovation Mortgage

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

First-Time Home Buyers Guide: Choosing Your Mortgage Rate

When you’re shopping for a mortgage rate, the economy sets baseline rates. Everything else is based on you. Here’s how to get the lowest rates.

Source: First-Time Home Buyers Guide: Choosing Your Mortgage Rate

Monday, February 22, 2016

What Home Means to a First-Generation Homeowner

Growing up in an apartment with 14 people, Reggie is the first in his family to own a home. There’s no white-picket fence, but there’s a fence. And a huge dream. #StoriesofHome

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Auto And Home Tax Write-Offs You Never Knew About.

According to the IRS, itemizing your tax deductions pays off: For the tax year 2009, $1.2 trillion dollars were claimed in itemized deductions verses $747 billion in standard deductions. But some tax write-offs are less obvious than others. Here are eight auto and home expenses you probably didn’t know you could write off.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Your Down Payment: Where Will It Come From?

Borrowing from your 401(k) plan, tapping into your IRA, using a gift from a relative to help with the down payment are just a few examples of possible sources of down payment to buy a house.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Have Your Tested For Radon? It"s Never too Late!

Radon is an odorless, colorless radioactive gas, which is formed by the natural breakdown of uranium. Radon can be found in high concentrations in rock and soil that contains granite, shale, phosphate and uranium, or even fill soil containing industrial waste. Radon can be present in ANY area and in any home. The source can be the radon in the soil or building products used in a home.  Studies show approximately one in 15 homes in the United States and Canada has high levels of naturally-occurring radon gas; however, the potential for a radon concern is generally greater in hilly or mountainous areas and lower in sandy, coastal areas.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Paying off mortgage can be taxing decision.

People take out mortgages due to a cost that’s frequently too high to pay up front, and pay them off when they can.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

5 Mortgage Misconceptions Set Straight

Looking for a home loan? Make sure you’ve got the facts, then proceed with confidence.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

How to Add Value to Your Home.

A house is one of the most important places for any human being. A house directly reflects the homeowners lifestyle.