Category: Finance

Category: Finance


October 14, 2020  /  Community  /  Marti Reeder

If you’re in the market to purchase a home, one of the most important steps in the process is a home inspection. The inspection is your opportunity to identify both major and minor issues prior to purchasing a home. In… Read more


May 6, 2020  /  Community  /  Marti Reeder

Well, this is a post I can honestly say I never imagined myself writing! And I’m 100% sure you never imagined yourself reading it. Yet, here we are all are, trying to make sense of a world that has been… Read more

2020 Market Forecast

February 5, 2020  /  Design  /  Marti Reeder

Did you know that we’re in the midst of an economic expansion – and it’s the longest expansion in our history? As we bustle through our daily lives, sometimes we lose sight of that fact. And economists think there may… Read more

Think Vacation Homes Are Only For Other People!?

December 4, 2019  /  Budgeting  /  Marti Reeder

Think again! We’re seeing an increase in interest in second homes in our market. This interest is being driven by two main groups – millennials who fear they can’t afford a home in the area they want to live in… Read more

Why Being A Great Human Being Could Land You In Hot Water – (When You Need A Mortgage)

November 20, 2019  /  Budgeting  /  Marti Reeder

What in the world am I talking about? In short: cosigning a loan for a friend or family member. Let’s take the case of Tom and Sue. They have a mortgage on their home and weren’t planning on moving for… Read more

Surviving A Kitchen Remodel

November 6, 2019  /  Design  /  Marti Reeder

Chances are, if you’ve owned your home for more than a couple of years you’ve undertaken some sort of improvement project. Maybe it was a new bathroom vanity. Perhaps you painted the bedrooms. Or maybe you put in new flooring…. Read more

Saying Goodbye to PMI!

October 9, 2019  /  Budgeting  /  Marti Reeder

. . . and why PMI in the first place? PMI or Private Mortgage Insurance, is the lender’s protection in case you default on your mortgage and your home goes into foreclosure. Homebuyers unable to come up with a 20%… Read more

7 Ways The New Tax Law Affect Homeowners!

September 25, 2019  /  Budgeting  /  Marti Reeder

SEVEN WAYS THE NEW TAX LAWS AFFECT HOMEOWNERS With new tax changes having come into effect in the past year, it’s a great time to revisit how some of those changes might affect homeowners. While everyone’s situation differs, there are… Read more


September 5, 2019  /  Budgeting  /  Marti Reeder

I recently wrote about upgrades that are WORTH THE SPLURGE? , which got me to thinking about remodeling, refreshing, and rearranging your home. In the good old days, homeowners had few options when it came to “test driving” potential purchases… Read more


August 21, 2019  /  Budgeting  /  Marti Reeder

One of the most common questions I am asked by both buyers and sellers has to do with upgrades to a home. Sellers want to know if the investment they make will pay off. And buyers are wondering if they… Read more


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