Keeping track

Keeping track

She didn’t realize at first she’d interrupted a burglary. The elderly, deaf dog was dozing on her usual chair and everything looked fine. But when the homeowner, let’s call her Jean, turned on the TV to check the news, it didn’t work. She checked it over and found the cable connection was undone. Odd, she […]

Understanding real estate fees

Understanding real estate fees

Buying a selling a home is a complicated matter and often both buyers and sellers are unprepared for the unexpected settlement fees associated with their closing. The amounts vary significantly from region to region and depend on the purchase agreements that buyers and the sellers reach during their negotiations. Closing costs for buyers are tied […]

Holiday happenings

Holiday happenings

The Halloween candy’s almost gone, the costumes are packed away, and the porch pumpkins are giving way to lawn displays. It’s catalog season – no wait, it’s holiday season, the time of year when Thanksgiving is followed in rapid succession by Hanukah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa, when amid the feasting, shopping, noshing and partying we celebrate […]