Amy Quimby's Blog

Vacation Home Advice for Retirees

  Right now, there are more people 65 and up in the United States than there have been at any other time in our nation's history.  Currently, that figure stands at 15.1 percent.  Granted, not all people in their mid-60s are retired.  (According to stats from 2017, 19 percent...

You've decided to rent out your house. Ask these 10 questions first.

  Are you thinking of renting out your home? In that case, you need to ask these 10 questions to anyone wanting to rent your house:   1. When are you planning to move in? This is the question that shapes the rest of your engagement with the potential tenant. The answer here...

How Today’s Mortgage Rates Impact Your Home Purchase

How Today’s Mortgage Rates Impact Your Home Purchase   If you’re planning to buy a home, it’s critical to understand the relationship between mortgage rates and your purchasing power. Purchasing power is the amount of home you can afford to buy that’s within...

How You Can Finance Your Home Renovation

Outdated kitchen. Overrun backyard. Unusable basement space. If you have a home renovation project on the mind, the first thing you have to consider is how you are going to finance it. Here are the most common options to make your dreams become a reality.   Cash. Paying in cash is the most...

Inspections

Inspections are necessary to ensure that there are no health and safety issues and that a home will not need major repairs after close of escrow. Inspections can be done for any one or more of the following items: pest, roof, well, soil, septic tank, and natural hazards. The cost of or payment for...

How to maintain a healthy garden

It is very disheartening when the plants in your garden fall prey to disease. The question everyone asks is how exactly this came about. In the event that it spreads out will it destroy all your plants? For a fact, preventing disease when it comes to plants depends on the host, pathogens that attack...