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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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Wider Path Home Grant Recipients Are in Hot Pursuit of a Home!

Wider Path Home Grant Recipients Are in Hot Pursuit of a Home!

By Nicole Bowen / August 25, 2022
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Wider Path Home Foundation (WPH) is proud to award its first down payment grant to the Solomon family. Takaya Solomon, a single mom from Nashua, New Hampshire, was over the moon. “I can’t express how much I appreciate this grant.…

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How to win the bid

How to Win a Bidding War on a House

By Jon Clark / July 21, 2022
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You’ve done your homework and identified the area that you’d like to live, so now comes the fun part — finding your dream home. Attending an open house is a great way to view a home in a casual, low-pressure…

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How to Land a Listing by Setting Yourself Apart with a Presentation

By Aly Yale / July 18, 2022
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Your listing presentation can make or break your business. It can mean the difference between an endless stream of sales and commissions or a constant struggle to find clients and stay afloat. Want to ensure you’re in the former boat?…

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How renovation loans can turn a no into a yes — especially on fixer-uppers

How Renovation Loans Can Turn a No Into a Yes — Especially on Fixer-Uppers

By Aly Yale / July 11, 2022
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In today’s housing market, where inventory is short and mortgage rates are climbing, your buyers may start looking toward fixer-uppers — properties a bit more affordable but needing a little home improvement TLC. Sometimes, though, those can be hard sells.…

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In Honor of Pride Month, Here are 4 Resources for LGBTQ+ Homebuyers

In Honor of Pride Month, Here are 4 Resources for LGBTQ+ Homebuyers

By Aly Yale / June 24, 2022
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The housing industry has made conscious efforts to improve access to homeownership for LGBTQ+ Americans in recent years. In fact, earlier this month, Marcia Fudge, commissioner for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development even delivered a Pride Month…

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Ways to Celebrate National Homeownership Month

4 Ways to Celebrate National Homeownership Month

By Aly Yale / June 10, 2022
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It’s officially National Homeownership Month — a time to celebrate the American Dream and help others on their journeys to pursue it. At Embrace, these goals are important year-round, but in June, they truly come front and center.  Want to…

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