Mold can be a troubling problem in homes and businesses, causing health issues and the potential destruction of the home in which it resides. You may wonder how a mold growth extensive enough to compromise the structural elements of a building can escape the notice of the building's occupants. The answer is simple: the mold does its work while enclosed within other materials and is almost always out of sight. More >>
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Having a home is one of the biggest financial commitments most of us ever make. And, it represents one of our biggest and often most overlooked sources of extra income. As we grow older and find expenses climbing and our incomes declining through retirement, there is another option available that could help seniors stay in their homes and maintain financial independence. It's called a reverse mortgage.More >>
You've heard it over and over - it is better to buy property than to rent property. This for two large reasons:
You will be building equity rather than putting money into nothing tangible and
In order to encourage Americans to be homeowners, the government has made the interest that you pay on your mortgage tax-deductible.
However, the costs associated with owning a home certainly are not cheap and you may not even be in a position to buy something as nice as you could rent at the moment.
This calculator compares the costs and savings on your current rent versus the home you are looking to buy to determine which move is right for you in your present state.