Monday, June 23, 2014

After bankruptcy, do I owe on 2nd mortgage?

This is a question we often get asked these days.  Not being attorney's, we defer to the professionals for advice. Here is a helpful Q&A from that may answer some of your questions.


Friday, June 20, 2014

Traveling with a rewards credit card

Traveling this summer?  Here is a helpful video from


and don't miss a few other videos at the bottom of their page with credit card tips.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Backyard Party Ideas

As we head into Summer, we thought you'd enjoy an article we found on 

"10 Unique Backyard Party Ideas".

CLICK HERE for article.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Common Ways to Take Title to Property

Our thanks to Audrey Bertapelle from First American Title for sharing this very helpful page. If you'd like a pdf of this document, email Jan at and she will be happy to forward it to you.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Housing or Stocks???

With the volatility of both housing and the stock market in recent years, how is a wise investor to know where to best put his hard earned monies - the monies he hopes will carry him through retirement?

Hear what Robert Shiller told CNBC.


"Real estate can't be lost or stolen, nor carried away. Managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world."  - Franklin D. Roosevelt

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Investments in Vacations Homes are up

According to this CNN article, "More American's felt rich enough to invest in vacation homes last year as the economy continued its recovery."

While the "recovery" is often times heatedly debated, there is no doubt that buyers are finding real estate a wise move for long term investing. Clients are stating to us that they feel more confident in actually getting "something" for their investment when they purchase real estate - something their family can enjoy while they are realizing (a once again upward) appreciation on their hard earned dollars.  It's is once again a Win/Win for everyone.