May 17, 2016

It’s Barbeque Season

Summer is almost here. Vacations, going to the beach, swimming, golfing, water skiing, hiking and one of America’s favorite pastimes – Barbequing. Burgers and dogs on the grill. Steak, chicken, corn-on-the-cob and even lobster taste great when they are cooked on the grill. But please remember to be careful when grilling and follow these recommended guidelines:

  • A 20 pound cylinder should be filled only to 80% of capacity. This leaves some room for the liquid to expand.
  • When lighting a gas grill, always keep the lid open to prevent a flash off from gas build-up
  • The grill must be kept outside in a well-ventilated space
  • Always check for gas leaks every time you disconnect and reconnect the regulator to the LP cylinder


March 18, 2016

Going Solar – Great for the environment but homeowner beware

Adding solar panels to your home will help the environment and save on your electric bill but you may not have financial control over your home. Solar panels are leased by the home owner. If you want to sell your home or refinance, the solar company may have a say in it.

Leased Solar Panels


January 19, 2016
Inundated by unsolicited mortgage/loan offers?
Have you recently applied for a loan? If so, you are now on a list for creditors to make you unsolicited offers. Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Consumer Credit Reporting Companies are permitted to do this. You can keep getting these emails or go to the following link to have these stopped. And this is a free service.
Opting Out

January 5, 2016
Winter is here. If you plan to host an open house, make sure your property is cleared of snow and ice. As a homeowner, you have a duty to use “reasonable care” for the protection of visitors and guests, and you are legally responsible to remove the snow and ice from your property. Please take time to review your insurance policy for appropriate coverage. And if you have contractors hired for snow removal, check to see if they have insurance. Be safe this winter season!

December 19, 2015
Interest rates are on the rise. The Federal Reserve announced it will raise its short term interest rate, with gradual increases over the next few years. What this means for Buyers, is that home mortgage rates will also gradually increase. The impact will be minimal, but for the average home price of a $225,000 home, it is expected to be about $26/month.

USA Today – Interest Rate Hike