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How to Protest Your Property Taxes (And When)

How to Protest Your Property Taxes (And When)

By John Chiappetta / January 27, 2023
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If you haven’t been paying attention, things are expensive nowadays. Everything seems to be skyrocketing in price. From food, to used cars, to gas, to rent to home prices. It’s as if someone has been holding a beach ball under…

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How To Market Yourself During the Holidays

How to Market Yourself in a Festive Way During the Holidays

By Aly Yale / December 12, 2022
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The holidays are a great time to change up your marketing game and get a little more creative. They also give you a chance to give back to your community and show off what living in your area is really…

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Gifting Money for a Home Purchase – How Does it Work?

Gifting Money for a Home Purchase – How Does it Work?

By John Chiappetta / December 9, 2022
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“No one has ever become poor by giving.” Anne Frank As we come to the end of the year, it’s time for the holidays, and that usually involves giving. If you’re one of the lucky ones, you may get the…

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Are You Waiting For Rate to Drop Before You Buy?

Are You Waiting For Rate to Drop Before You Buy?

By Nicole Bowen / November 29, 2022
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You’re finally ready to buy a house and what happens? Rates go up! It stinks, and we don’t blame you for putting everything on hold. But here’s a better idea — move ahead and get a lower rate RIGHT NOW. …

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Buying A Home As A Single Parent

Buying a Home as a Single Parent

By John Chiappetta / October 28, 2022
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According to the National Association of Realtors, since 1981 there has been a steady rise in single women home buyers versus a drop in the share of Americans who are married. Single Women Far Outpacing Single Men as Homebuyers In…

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Buyers are Regaining Back Their Buying Power

Buyers are Regaining Their Buying Power

By John Chiappetta / October 14, 2022
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For most people, buying a home is uncompromisingly personal. It’s where you will live, perhaps raise a family and start a family legacy. Over the past few years, buying a home has almost become a traumatic experience. Imagine the young…

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Mortgage Myth: Making 13 Mortgage Payments a Year Can Significantly Reduce Your Payments

Mortgage Myth: Making 13 Mortgage Payments a Year Can Significantly Reduce Your Payments

By John Chiappetta / September 30, 2022
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There is almost a cultish idea permeating the internet, and that is that a mortgage must be paid off as quickly as possible. One simple idea is to make one extra annual payment a year or making 13 payments to…

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5 Things People Love About Living in the City

5 Things People Love About Living in the City

By John Chiappetta / September 23, 2022
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From the iconic songs New York, New York to Viva Las Vegas and Welcome to Atlanta, the love affair with cities is definitely a thing. While city living is not everyone’s cup of tea, they provide a certain type of…

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How to help your children cope with a move

How to Help Your Children Cope with a Big Move

By John Chiappetta / September 16, 2022
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Both parents and children may experience stress when moving to a new house. Even if the purpose for the move or relocation is a good one, it still takes time and patience to adjust. Here are some suggestions for easing…

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Best Ways to Keep Your Kids School Stuff Organized During the Year

Best Ways to Keep Your Kids School Stuff Organized During the Year

By John Chiappetta / September 9, 2022
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The barbeque coals are cold, and Labor Day has passed, which means one thing. Back to School. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in fall 2021, about 49.5 million students were enrolled in public schools from prekindergarten to…

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