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8 Scams To Watch Out For This Holiday Season

2017-05-19T13:57:27+00:00 Home Tips|

The holidays are a happy time for celebrating with family, friends, and co-workers. Unfortunately, this time of year can also be turned sour by a wide variety of clever frauds, unauthorized debit and credit card transactions, and bogus person-to-person scams. By the end of 2015, individuals, retailers, charitable donors, and companies were victimized to the [...]

Top 12 Tips for a Safer Holiday Home

2017-05-19T13:57:28+00:00 Home Tips|

  Our world is full of risk at every turn—from perilous jobs to dangerous driving conditions. That’s why we all love to get back to our homes and not worry about everyday safety hazards. It’s great to feel comfortable and safe at home, but is it as safe as it can be?   Your home [...]

Schultz Texas Chili Recipe

2017-05-19T13:57:28+00:00 Uncategorized|

We've got an awesome chili recipe that makes a great gift inside a mason jar! Here's the recipe: Ingredients to put in the mason jar: 2 tablespoons chili powder 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup dehydrated minced onion 1/2 cup dried black beans 1/2 cup dried kidney beans 1/2 cup [...]

The Home Equity Playbook

2017-05-19T13:57:28+00:00 Home Tips|

What is Home Equity? Home equity seems to be a very simple calculation — the total amount of mortgages owed subtracted from the current market value of a home. Here is a simple example:   Current Home Market Value            $325,000 Existing Mortgage                               $225,000 Homeowner Equity                            $100,000   One side [...]

Should You Buy a New or Existing Home?

2017-05-19T13:57:29+00:00 Home Tips|

Maybe your dream home has the intricate details that you usually find only in older construction - wainscoting and crown molding in the interior, the front porch with a swing, an older tree shading the back yard, and the white picket fence.   Or maybe your dream home has all the conveniences of modern living [...]

A Beginner’s Guide to Real Estate Investing

2017-05-19T13:57:29+00:00 Home Tips|

Despite the grim economic outlook for some industries, one sector is gaining viability -- real estate. According to the 2016 Emerging Trends in Real Estate, which was released by the Urban Land Institute earlier this year, trends such as “18-hour cities” and millennial parents increasing moving from urban areas out into the suburbs signal that [...]