December 2016

Mortgage Rates: Are You Getting The Best?

Mortgage rates are near all-time lows, and it might be hard to imagine them going even lower. But some loan experts say many banks aren’t giving borrowers the lowest rates they deserve. It’s a matter of how banks price mortgage loans: a complicated mix of making loans that are attractive to potential investors — often

Helen saves Christmas for Toys for Tots Lake County!!

Upon receiving an email asking all drop off locations to be patient and drop off their toys because all of their vehicles went down within 2 hours of each other, Helen sprang into action and offered the use of her moving truck to pick up the toys for children in need throughout Lake County. “Three

6 Things To Know Before Buying a Historic Home

The amount of work and money required to maintain a historic home can vary, depending on the condition it’s in. However, if you go in prepared, this labor of love can be less laborious. Here are six things to keep in mind before you make your home in a little slice of history. 1. Historic

4 Awesome “Smart Home” Products

The Coolest “Smart Home” Products In this advanced age, it’s a miracle that we don’t all have houses that talk to us, cook for us, and generate our shopping lists. Slowly but surely, we’re making our way toward a completely “Smart Home” and these products are some of the coolest available. Enjoy! August Smart Lock

The Future of the “Starter Home”

Why ‘Starter Homes’ Aren’t What They Used to Be The concept of a “starter home” is quickly becoming a real estate relic, like track lighting and brass hardware. Time was, young families with average incomes who were shopping for a first house would choose a small one in an affordable neighborhood — maybe with just