Money and relationships are inextricably tied, each exerting significant influence upon the other. Don’t believe me? In 2009 – during the dark days of the real estate crash and Great Recession – there were more foreclosures than marriages in the U.S.
I know what you’re thinking – there we an unprecedented number of foreclosures at that time, but the data on divorces during ... Continue Reading →
It starts that simply – with you answering affirmatively to a question from an anonymous caller on your home phone, “Can you hear me?”
But that one-word answer can instantly enable scammers to hack your accounts and steal your identity.
In fact, automated phone calls meant to defraud you are so prevalent that they’re called “robo-calls,” since criminal organizations can orchestrate millions of calls ... Continue Reading →
Are you an Amazon Prime member? If you shop on Amazon.com, the world’s biggest retail site, the chances are that you’ve already signed up to take advantage of their exclusive membership subscription.
In fact, Amazon Prime has grown so quickly that it’s revolutionizing the online retail industries. Rendering traditional buying and selling models obsolete, ‘Prime has sent shock waves around the world of ... Continue Reading →
If you’ve bought ot sold a home or even refinanced your mortgage, you’ve surely encountered the term “appraisal.” But what is it? An appraisal is just an informed evaluation from a professional appraiser. It attempts to define the market value, which is used by banks, lenders, and buyers and sellers.
It comes after a thorough and detailed inspection of the property in question, ... Continue Reading →