Monthly Archives: April 2022

10 Things to Do After Buying a Home

Posted by Shawn Simpson // April 26, 2022

According to Realty Biz News, there are 10 Things to Do After Buying a Home.  Maybe you’ve just left the closing on your first home with the key in your hand and are rewarded by walking through an empty house where you will build your future from a clean slate. Congratulations! But before you pound […]


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Should You Make the Move to Independent Living?

Posted by Shawn Simpson // April 22, 2022

Should You Make the Move to Independent Living? The place where you live is more than four walls and a roof. It’s where you settle in after a long day, where you celebrate with friends and family, and where you feel safest and most comfortable. So, what happens when your family home no longer fits […]


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30-Year Fixed Interest Rate

Posted by Shawn Simpson // April 20, 2022

The FED has told us that after this last interest rate increase, there will be many more to come. For example, the 2021 national average ended with a 30-year fixed interest rate of 3.19%. The latest 30-year fixed interest rate is 5.06%. That’s a 58% increase in rates in four months, with much more to […]


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Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU)

Posted by Shawn Simpson // April 13, 2022

As the shortage of housing stock continues unabated, the profile of so-called accessory dwelling units (ADU) are small homes that share a plot of land with more significant, single-family homes. Sometimes called “granny flats,” ADUs are generally around 1,200 square feet or less and provide a viable, low-cost alternative living accommodation for both renters who […]


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Buying a House While in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Posted by Shawn Simpson // April 6, 2022

While on vacation in Chiapas, Mexico, I came across this article from Realty Biz News I don’t think we have touched on: can I qualify for a mortgage during Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?.  Buying a House While in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is a court-approved debt repayment plan where restructuring of their debts occurs over […]


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