You need to do homework before considering a garage conversion

There is no question about it. Converting your garage into living space is far less of a hassle and expense than adding a room on to your house. But under what circumstances is it beneficial...

Lender PTSD: HELOCs fast becoming a relic of the past

Just as humans experience bouts of post traumatic stress, so do lending institutions, dating their fears all the way back to 2008, when the foreclosure crisis hit. Such is the case of the all-but-gone HELOC, or equity line of credit...

Three things that can impact rates this week

These are the three areas that have the greatest ability to impact your rates this week. 1) The Fed, 2) Central Banks and 3) Jobs...

Markets settle in for Wednesday's FOMC and Big Jobs Friday

Economic data this week (except for Oct employment data Friday) will take a back seat to the FOMC meeting on Wednesday...

Living with the shortages: what to prepare yourself for in the coming months

It was quite a while ago that Fleetwood Mac wrote about “breaking the chain.” But they obviously weren’t talking about the supply chain when they sang that song...