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March 14, 2017

Eight Tips on How to Lower Your Property Taxes

The property tax is the oldest tax levied in the United States and is the only major tax common to all fifty states. It is the main source of municipal and county revenues and primary source of support for local schools. Property taxes vary widely by state and local jurisdiction. The National Association of Home Builders calculates the effective property tax rate as measured by taxes paid per $1,000 of home value by dividing aggregate real estate taxes paid by the aggregate value of owner-occupied housing units within a state. New Jersey has the dubious distinction of imposing the highest effective property tax rate—2.13% or $21.25 per $1,000 of home value. Hawaii levies the lowest [...]

 
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March 13, 2017

10 Things to Ensure Financing for Your Home

You've started looking at homes with a different eye and begin thinking "can I afford that?" or "what can I afford?" While looking is fun, here are ten tips to help you attain the financing you need for the home of your dreams... [read more]
 
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March 13, 2017

Tips for Preventing Circuit Overload in a Home

Spring is almost here! The days are staying lighter longer. The birds are chirping in the morning. Have you seen your first robin yet? Depending on where you live, these are signs of spring. Naturally, we begin to think about spring cleaning and projects we have been putting off.

What you probably aren’t thinking about is your electrical wiring and the demands you and your appliances put on it. Overloading your electrical circuits can damage your appliances, cause power outages or even a fire. Here are a few things to consider to prevent overloading your circuits.

What Is an Overload?

An overload is when you have too many things running on one circuit. More [...]

 
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March 13, 2017

Spring Break or Staycation? How to Rejuvenate at Home this Spring

Learn how to rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit at home this spring. Check out this guide to starting the year off on the right foot.
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