Category Archives: Home & Wealth Newsletter

Warren Buffet Says Single-Family Homes Are Best Investment 2012

Warren Buffet Says Single-Family Homes Are Best Investment 2012 – Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is widely regarded as one of the world’s most successful investors. He recently appeared live on CNBC’s Squawk Box program, Monday, February 27, 2012, for his annual “Ask Warren” three-hour marathon. Among the many topics covered was the housing market. Here is Warren’s latest advice on investing in that area. Continue reading

3 Ways to Prepare for a House Fire

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, a home fire is reported to a fire department once every minute. Each year, and average of 2,600 people lose their lives and 13,000 are injured in home fires. Continue reading

Take time to create a home inventory before disaster strikes!

We all hope we’ll never have a theft, fire, flood or other weather-related disaster happen to our homes. But if one of these things should occur, you don’t want to rack your brain trying to figure out what you’ve lost in order to file your insurance claim. The answer is to create an inventory of everything that’s in your home. But the time to do it is now – before the loss occurs. Continue reading

Homeowner’s fall & winter maintenance checklist

The best way to avoid expensive home repairs is to consistently keep up with home maintenance. Check the items below that apply to your home and locale! Continue reading

10 Money Moves That Will Always Pay Off

Few things in life are guaranteed. When it comes to money, even fewer. But these are nervous times. The stock market is swaying like a drunk debutante. The economy is wobbly. Who can trust anything any more? Most people are hard-pressed, nervous and unsure of what to do. Continue reading

Avoid the Internet’s prying eyes!

Virtually every major website you visit employs surveillance technology to track your activity online. But you can limit their ability to snoop with just a little effort. Continue reading

Improve your home, cut your energy bills, and reduce your income tax!

The federal economic stimulus package signed into law last year included substantial tax credits for energy-saving home improvements. This means you can cut your monthly utility bills AND reduce your income taxes, while making your home more attractive and possibly more valuable when it’s time to sell! Continue reading

News about home buyer tax credits for service personnel AND new lead paint regs

Here are two important pieces of information that recently came out of Washington. The first involves a special extension of the home buyer tax credit to certain qualified members of the military, Foreign Service and intelligence community, and the second is about doing renovations where lead paint is present. Continue reading