No Saints games yet. But there’s the beach! Our homes take a beating from the summer heat. Before you shell out $400+ or more on your power bills this summer, make sure you’re using these 5 tips to stay cool & save money: Tip #1: Fans, Fans & More Fans Fans are our best friends
Changing the mind of a senior is not an easy thing to do. They have strong beliefs. When those beliefs are founded on facts, seniors usually make good decisions. But sometimes, we find those beliefs are founded on the wrong information, and that can drive seniors to avoid things that may actually be able to
Ahhh celebrity realtors. We see them in magazines and on TV. They’re the ones with the BILLION dollar businesses. We don’t have many celebrity realtors here in metro New Orleans, so that made us wonder: How do these celebrity realtors develop such big businesses? And, is there anything they do that we should be doing?
News that impacts senior housing is BIG news in the real estate market. The Greatest Generation causes economic swings at every stage of their lives, and now that they’re entering the retirement years in droves, the housing market has taken notice. In our last newsletter, we covered a troubling (but real) trend of seniors taking
The statistics for early 2019 real estate around metro New Orleans show the 1st quarter housing market is strong for the metro area: The median price of single-family homes in the New Orleans area is up 4.6% from a year ago according to NAR The average price of single family homes in Orleans Parish is
April is National Financial Literacy Month. It’s a good thing, because America (as a group) needs help in the area of finances. Disturbing statistics have come out recently which indicate that we are headed in the wrong direction from a personal finance standpoint. The Numbers Should Frighten You Not to sound like a doomsayer, but
April is National Financial Literacy Month. It’s a good thing, because America (as a group) needs help in the area of finances. Even the seniors. Seniors Debt Levels Are Headed in the Wrong Direction We traditionally think of seniors as having net worth tied at least in part to the increasing equity in their homes.
A lot has changed in 50 years. In 1969 a gallon of gas cost $0.32. The average price of a new home was $40,000. And our own Bruce Coffman was just starting his career in the mortgage business! March 2019 marks 50 years for Bruce in the industry and we couldn’t be happier to have
There’s a misperception brewing here in America. A big one. The traditional idea of retirement is changing. Fast. Most people think Americans have it all planned out… work until your early 60s. Retire. Sell the big house and move into a smaller home or even a condo. Something with less maintenance. Not so fast. New
It happened AGAIN this month. My phone rang – it was a buyer in meltdown mode. Let’s call them the Smiths. They were totally freaking out. The Smiths were pre-approved with one of the big national lenders from out of town (you’d recognize the name). But that was weeks ago. The Smiths had just days