Consumer Information
  • Mortgage Basics

    February 18, 2014

    A mortgage is a long-term loan that uses real estate as collateral. Mortgages are used for buying a home. Sometimes, a home can serve as collateral for more than one mortgage. When this is the case, the second mortgage is typically used to finance home improvements or a major purchase such as a car or […]

  • Choosing a Builder

    If you’re in the market for a new home, you should shop for your builder as carefully as you shop for your home. Whether you are buying a condo, a townhouse, a house in a subdivision, or a custom built house, you want to know that you are buying a good quality home from a […]

  • building terms

    Remodel Smart: Know the Language

    An educated shopper is a smart shopper. This especially hold true in the world of hiring and working with contractors to make improvements to your home. As you interview potential contractors, being able to understand the terminology they use can help you avoid miscommunication and ensure a smoother remodeling experience so you and your family […]