Archive for December, 2016

Did a Title of Ownership Come Up Over the Holidays?

December 28, 2016

Did a Title of Ownership Come Up Over the Holidays?Many discussions come up over the holidays when families gather in one place. There’s cousin Mike who you haven’t seen since last Thanksgiving, your Aunt Maggie who makes the most delicious chocolate cheesecake for Christmas dinner and even your brother and sisters that have moved about since graduating college and starting their own families. Houses are filled with life, laughter and joy during these holiday celebrations.

Unfortunately, sometimes with the laughter and joy comes a bit of disagreement. You might argue over politics, with Trump and Hillary supporters in the same room. The conversation…

What Happens After You Finish Paying Your Mortgage?

December 9, 2016

What Happens After You Finish Paying Your Mortgage?If you are close to, or have finished paying off your mortgage, CONGRATULATIONS! Seriously, there is not an overwhelming abundance of homeowners that are able to say they are 100% mortgage free, or even close to it.

If you really think about it, that fact makes sense. If you buy a house in your late 20’s, with a 30-year mortgage you are looking at being mortgage free in your late 50’s. However, most Americans move at least once and generally to a larger home that dwarfs their “starter home” and then some. If you buy a second…