Monthly Archives: December 2020

Most Popular Time to File for Divorce

Posted by Shawn Simpson // December 30, 2020

The first month of the new year is reportedly the most popular time to file for divorce. A rumor that January is divorce month is ominously nicknamed “Divorce Month” in legal circles. But is January’s bad rap deserved? For better or worse, the numbers suggest that “Divorce Month” is real. According to statistics published by, […]

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Five Major Housing Trends in 2021

Posted by Shawn Simpson // December 23, 2020

What does the new year hold for housing? Bankrate shares what they expect to be the five major housing trends in 2021. Based on housing experts who spoke at a virtual conference of the National Association of Real Estate Editors, mortgage rates will rise from record lows, home-price gains will slow, and Americans will continue their migration […]

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Adverse Possession

Posted by Shawn Simpson // December 16, 2020

Ever heard of adverse possession? I suspect Cindy Kinsler had never heard about adverse possession before moving into her house in 2018. She started building a fence that included regrading her backyard. The fight over the fence started soon after Kinsler moved in “I found out that the neighbor’s fence was about 4 or 5 […]

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Will We Ever Be Normal Again?

Posted by Shawn Simpson // December 9, 2020

Will we ever be normal again? COVID has brought significant changes to our lives, and many will be permanent. Right now, many homeowners are in the money, and they’re dipping into it as residential real estate values skyrocket and cash-out refinancing balloons. Due to strained housing supply and increased demand driven by extremely low mortgage rates, the average […]

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Income Sources Could Pay You More Money Than Social Security

Posted by Shawn Simpson // December 2, 2020

According to the Omaha World-Herald, “Millions of seniors rely on Social Security to stay afloat during retirement, but those benefits only go so far in paying the bills. In fact, the average senior on Social Security today collects $1,519 a month. But here are a few income sources that could actually pay you a lot more money […]

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