Buying a home? Know your financial situation

What?s the first and most crucial step when considering buying a home? According to a recent article on Trulia.com, it?s understanding your finances. Want to really stand out to sellers? Sit down with a lender and get pre-approved for a mortgage. This puts you in a...

Understanding the role of the executor

A recent article on Forbes.com discussed the role and responsibilities of an executor. The article was packed with helpful information, so we?ll break it down and present some of the highlights in bullet points format for a quick and easy read. The executor typically...
It?s a sellers market? should I downsize?

It?s a sellers market? should I downsize?

Our friends at Keeping Current Matters recently published an article on downsizing now, in a seller?s market. According to the article, a reported 33 percent of homeowners contemplating selling their homes in the near future are planning to scale down. With that in...
How much mortgage can I afford?

How much mortgage can I afford?

In the real estate business, it?s a question we hear quite often: How much mortgage can I afford? A lender will provide you with a maximum amount, but that doesn?t mean you should spend to the limit. In fact, a recent article on Forbes.com tackled this issue, and...

The top duties of an executor

We recently came across an interesting article on Legalzoom that discussed, in detail, the top 10 duties of an executor. Today we?ll summarize those duties, in bullet format, for a quick and easy read. Get a copy of the will and file it in probate court. You should...