July 2018

Safety Tips You Might Have Overlooked While Child Proofing Your Home

July 27, 2018 | Blog

Kids are going to fall, crash, slip and tumble. It’s all part of being a kid, and we wouldn’t want it any other way. But there are little things we can all do to ensure that kids avoid the more serious injuries that can lead to disabilities and even death. And we’re here to make it easy […]

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How to Keep Cool Without Breaking the Bank This Summer

July 26, 2018 | Blog

When the mercury creeps higher it’s natural to want to ratchet up the air conditioner. But that’s not always the most economic or eco-sensitive solution. Believe it or not, making a few simple changes can pay off with a cool house and a lower bill. 1. Thermostat 101 An air conditioner set at 70°F costs […]

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7 Things You Need to Know About an FHA Loan

July 11, 2018 | Blog

What is an FHA loan? An FHA loan is a type of government-backed mortgage insured by the Federal Housing Administration, a branch of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD. FHA borrowers pay for mortgage insurance, which protects the lender from a loss if the borrower defaults on the loan. Comparing FHA loans vs. […]

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Mortgage Rates in the U.S. Continue to Fall

July 9, 2018 | Blog

U.S. mortgage rates dropped again this week marking drops in five of the last six weeks, according to Freddie Mac. The 30-year fixed mortgage averaged 4.52 percent for the week ending July 5, down from 4.55 percent the previous week. A year ago, mortgage rates stood at 3.96 percent. Low mortgage rates have aided U.S. […]

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5 Ways Inventive Recipes for your 4th of July Hot dogs

July 2, 2018 | Blog

With the Fourth of July quickly approaching, grills all across the country are getting ready to heat up. Burgers and hot dogs are always Fourth of July crowd pleasers, but how can you make your barbecue the standout in your neighborhood? Try these twists on the classic hot dog to surprise friends, family, and hungry […]

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