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Check Out The New Century 21 Commercial "Not an App"!

Happy New Year!  We're pleased to share our first (of four!) new commercials of 2017, appropriately entitled “Not an App.”  We're debuting this commercial on the national stage this Sunday, January 8th during the 74th Golden Globe Awards. Be on the lookout for the rest of our 2017 commercials to debut in the coming weeks.

Home Maintenance Tip: Don't Ignore Chimney Issues

A home feature that is on many buyers list of 'must-haves' is a fireplace.  Understandable, since a fireplace adds ambiance and coziness to a home.  What many people may not realize, though, is that fireplaces require regular maintenance in order to stay safe and healthy.  This is the case whether it is wood-burning or has gas logs.

It can be dangerous to operate any type of fireplace without routine upkeep. For a chimney to operate as it is intended  and keep your family safe requires cleaning and making needed repairs. The most common chimney issues are (1) obstructions in the chimney, (2) creosote and soot build-up, (3) cracks in the flue, (4) deteriorating brickwork, and (5) chimney cap and crown issues.

Happy New Year From Our Families To Yours!

For many of us, the new year signifies new beginnings . . . the first day of the rest of your life!  Hoping this new year brings you all good things, and you are blessed with happiness, good health, and the love of family and friends.

Is An Adjustable Rate Mortage The Right Loan For You?

There are lots of misconceptions surrounding Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMs), mostly because they have been thought of as the 'villain' of the housing crash. Although there were lots of ARMs written leading up to the crash, qualifying for an ARM back then, and how they were structured,is a far cry from how ARMs are written today.

In light of rising mortgage rates, more buyers may be looking at the advantages of an ARM and how they can save money.

There are many situations where an Adjustable Rate Mortgage can be the best choice for a home buyer.  Let's take a look at some of those situations:

Fun Things To Do With Your Family/Guests At Holiday Time

The best thing about the holidays is the time spent with family and friends.  That's what it's all about!  

Here are some fun ideas of things that everyone can do together . . . young and old . . . to get the most out of the precious time spent together.  Perhaps you'll start a new tradition!

Make an EASY gingerbread house out of graham crackers, cereal, gum drops, icing and assorted candies.  The kids will love doing this. Here is a link to the how-to:  http://kellymoorebag.com/blog/2011/12/12-diy-days-of-christmas-day-3/

See lots more great ideas for family fun and games here: http://tipjunkie.com/activities-for-kids/games/christmas-day/