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What to Expect From Rising Interest Rates

In December, the Federal Reserve raised the federal-funds lending rate by .25%, only the second increase in the past decade. The day the rate hike was announced I received several calls from journalists, all wanting to know what this means for the economy. My email inbox also started filling up Read More

HUD Lowers FHA Premiums, Combatting Higher Rates

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro announced on Monday that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will reduce annual insurance premiums by 25 basis points. The move affects most new mortgages with a closing or disbursement date on or after 1/27. The HUD expects these new rates to save Read More

New Year, New Beginnings – Time Get Rid of the Clutter

It is a New Year, and time to give your home a new beginning. It is time to get rid of the clutter. Here are some great tips for cleaning and organizing your closets, garages and more. Cleaning out your home is a daunting task. It takes a lot of time, Read More

Vacation Travel Tips

December is a busy month for travelers, whether they are heading to visit family and friends or simply seeking warmer climates for a little well-deserved R&R. But let’s face it: as relaxing as it can feel to get away from it all, leaving your home empty for an extended period Read More