Five Tips for a Green Home

Eco-friendly. Carbon footprint. Global warming. Energy-efficient. These catch phrases have become part of our lexicon as we’ve become more aware of our impact on the environment and our role in protecting it. As a homeowner, there are some simple, inexpensive steps you can take to make your home energy-efficient. Get started on the road to…

Down Payment Tips

Many people dream of owning a home but don’t think it’s possible because they lack the resources for a down payment and closing costs. Here are tips for securing that down payment. 1) Borrow from your retirement account: Many people have been investing in a 401(k) plan or traditional IRA for years and first-time homebuyers…

Tips to Beat the Heat this Weekend

As Temperatures on the east coast rise above 100 degrees this weekend, you may find it rather difficult staying cool. Here are 10 ways to help beat the summer heat: Wear lightweight, light-colored clothes. Drink LOTS of water. Eat small meals. The bigger  the meal, the more metabolic heat your body creates to break down…