How to Avoid Tax Scammers

With the IRS extending this year's tax filing deadline to May 17, you have a whole extra month to get your taxes done. Sadly, this means tax scammers also have a whole extra month to try to cheat you out of YOUR money. But you're not going to let this...

How to Make Your Best Home Offer in a Hot Market

In case you're unaware, the temperatures outside aren't the only thing heating up in the Carolinas. So is the market for buying a new home. In fact, if the market gets any hotter, you might need to invest in one of those smoke detectors we mentioned in our recent article...

5 Things Everyone Needs for Home Safety

While it would certainly be nice to be able to always assume the best about everybody and everything, reality paints a much different picture. The truth is that emergencies happen, danger lurks all around and some people just aren't very nice. And this is why it's important to always be...

What Exactly Makes a Mortgage?

Have you ever wondered what exactly makes up a mortgage? It's actually a lot simpler than you might think. In fact, you can boil it down to just four letters: PITI. That's shorthand for Principal, Interest, Taxes, Insurance. These are the four basic components of a monthly mortgage payment, and...

Easy DIY Crafts for Easter Weekend

Easter weekend is a joyous and festive time for people of all ages. Whether you're pumped about Sunday church services, excited about a special visit from the world's most famous bunny, or eager to devour grandma's homemade peanut butter eggs, most everyone has a reason to smile. Plus, Easter is...

Understanding the Tax Benefits of Homeownership

Bummed because you're not getting a refund on your taxes for 2020? Maybe you're getting a refund, but you were expecting Uncle Sam to send you a much fatter check. Worry not, friends. If you've bought a home or plan to buy a home in 2021, your financial situation could...

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