Real Estate (retired)

How you can afford a retirement community

Are you retired or approaching retirement age? You may be thinking about the best options for where to live moving forward. You may be surprised to learn that there can

The U.S. Mortgage Insurers group recommends you look at the numbers. Now may be the time to buy a home and save money.

Buying a home may be more affordable now

At a time when the strength of the U.S. economy and personal finance is on most renters’ minds, low down payment mortgage options are more appealing than ever. With mortgage

Understanding Mello Roos

When purchasing your new home, your future monthly payments will be made up of principle, interest, real property taxes and insurance, but you may also be obligated to pay a

Common title problems

My friend Laura Langen of Lawyers Title is a wealth of knowledge, and has always been there for me and my clients. Today’s column is dedicated to her, and the

Are garage conversions legal?

Garage conversions come in many forms. I’ve seen a few things “out in the field”: I’ve seen garage conversions to studio apartments for family members, with stall showers and efficiency

Safety first when selling your home

When selling your home, there are certain safety guidelines that should always be followed to keep yourself and others safe. Valuables Don’t forget to take your keys, credit cards, jewelry,

Overcoming your home-buying fears

By Ray the Realtor KutyloSignal Contributing Writer Buying a home is usually the largest financial transaction a person ever makes. If you want to buy, but fear gets in the