4 Things I Wish I Knew before Buying My First Home

by Sara Seeger 2. April 2015
Purchasing a home is a big deal. Many times, a house is the most costly and valuable asset an individual can own. Many people understand that taking out a home mortgage means taking on a huge amount of debt, but what happens after you sign the papers? As someone who purchased a house two years ago, I wish I would have thought about these four things before I took the plunge. Work, Work, Work Owning a home is a lot of work. If something breaks, you don’t have a landlord, maintenance team, o... [More]

Quick Tips for Staging Your Home to Sell

by Sara Seeger 10. March 2015
There are a number of attributes that can help a house sell, such as location, updates, size, and proximity to renowned schools, just to name a few. However, you have little to no control over many of these things when you go to sell your home. What you can control is how your house looks when it's on the market. Once you place your house on the market, you are ultimately selling a product, so it is important that your product looks and feels as appealing and comfortable as possible. Here are fi... [More]

When You Should Consider a Certificate of Deposit

by Roberta Pescow 4. March 2015
Looking for safe investments that grow faster than traditional savings accounts? Take a look at certificates of deposit, or CDs, and find out when these accounts make sense and how to make the most of them. What’s a CD? CDs are deposits that offer guaranteed interest in return for keeping an amount of money in the certificate for a fixed time period. A CD is among the safest investments available at a bank insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., because that agency backs them just ... [More]


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