Archive for June, 2015

Your home: Keep it secure while on vacation

Monday, June 29th, 2015

‘Tis the season for weekend getaways and family vacations. I love this time of year, as do most people — including thieves. Sorry to sound so gloomy, but it’s true. It is reported that over 2,000,000 homes are broken into each year in the United States. And the highest percentage of home break ins occur during […]

Your home: Are 30 day closings a thing of the past?

Friday, June 19th, 2015

That’s right. Thanks to a new rule from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 30-day closings may become a thing of the past for financed purchases. The “know before you owe” rule, formally known as the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID), is designed to protect the consumer from any last minute changes in the costs associated with […]

Your home: A more level playing field for buyers is here!

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

As with most shifts in the market, buyers and sellers are not aware of the shift until it is too late to do anything about it. For example, most of NEJC has shifted from a strong seller’s market to a more balanced market. And this shift has taken place over the last 45-60 days. Pretty […]