Stylish Bath Storage Solutions: Ways to Complement Your Bathroom Vanity

Finding adequate storage is a particularly challenging problem in bathrooms, and not just because they are usually the smallest rooms in the house. Bathrooms have increasingly become the place to store a large and diverse number of items, including bath towels, beauty supplies, toiletries, hair care products, medications, soaps, shampoo, and assorted cleansers. And if…

Architectural Control Committees Serve a Need

Q. We live in a homeowner association and I have just been appointed to the architectural control committee. Some of the homeowners do not want such a committee, and many owners just ignore the process when they make exterior changes. Our declaration of covenants requires advance approval before any such changes or additions can be…

Are You Torturing Your Trees?

Trees are stuck with you. They can’t run away when you make life tough for them. Trees have no voice and must suffer in silence. The worst thing is that many well-meaning, even tree-loving, property owners unwittingly torture their trees. Whether you inherited trees when you bought your current real estate or you’ve planted trees…

Is There Anything Left to Flip?

So you want to flip a home. Yeah, well, you and everybody else. “Just more than 207,000 homes were flipped in 2017, according to a new report from Attom Data Solutions, which defines a flip as a property bought and sold in the same 12-month period,” said CNBC. “That is the highest number of flips…

How Conforming Loan Limits Are Set Each Year

Here in just a couple of weeks, some important economic data will be reviewed by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, or FHFA. This new data will then impact the new conforming loan limits for 2019. Mortgages are considered either a “conforming” or “jumbo” based upon the amount borrowed. Conforming loans that are underwritten to Fannie…

Are Extended Warranties Worth the Cost?

Extended warranties offer consumers longer terms of coverage on service, repair and replacement for their home’s appliances than the standard out-of-the-box warranty from the manufacturer. These warranties are highly profitable for retailers, as they can run up the total cost of your purchase by $100 or more, with very few claims being filed per year.…

How to Choose a Roofer

Fall is a popular time to repair or replace a roof because the summer rush is typically over. But selecting the right roofing company can be more challenging than you might think, and with an expense this large and a project this important, making the right choice is critical. “Installing a new roof is one…

Buy Real Estate Now

Don’t have the resources to purchase real estate on your own? Do what I did, buy real estate with partners. I will have an entire series on this subject soon if there is an interest. We call it “Syndication” and it may be your key to financial freedom and a successful real estate business. Considerations When…