Have a friend, family member, or colleague who bought a home this year? Don’t phone it in with their holiday gift. Being a new homeowner is expensive, and you can bet your loved one could use a helping hand this…Read More
Just because funds are tight doesn’t mean you can’t buy gifts for those you love this holiday season. Nor does it mean you have to take out loans, sell your car, or open a slew of new credit cards in…Read More
Nothing distinguishes a house from the pack like unique, one of a kind, home décor. If you’re like me you watch the home networks and see these amazing designers magically pull incredible, functional, “I wish I had one!” objects out of their back pockets. Where do they come from? Most of us puruse the aisles of our local home goods stores and yes, I too love these places for bedding and basics. But where do they find the really unique pieces?Read More
So we are well into the Christmas shopping season as we are now past Thanksgiving and the Black Friday shop-o-rama that online seems to be ruining. We may be seeing the end of the tradition that many of us first remember as grainy newsreel images of parents fighting over cabbage dolls.Read More
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and one thing’s for certain: today’s home buyers have a lot to be thankful for this year.
Thank Your Lucky Stars
For one, mortgage rates are low. Hovering around 4 percent (actually a smidge lower this week!) on a 30-year-loan, they’re rock-bottom, historically speaking. Just a decade ago, rates averaged 6 percent or higher.Read More