All posts by Melinda Estridge


Tips for Maintaining Your Home in Spring

Home in Spring

If you’re like me, you’re always happy to see warm weather arrive so you can enjoy not only the inside of your home, but the outside too. You’ll get even more enjoyment if your house is in good repair, and you have taken measures to address the effects of severe winter weather. These are a […]


A Glimpse into How Property Taxes Work

How Property Taxes Work

Whether you are a brand-new homeowner, or you are thinking about buying your very first home, property taxes can be a little intimidating. Learning more about property tax and what affects the amount you will pay can help you make better decisions for your financial future. What is Property Tax? If you have never owned […]


Why Investing in Real Estate is Important for Financial Growth

Investing in Real Estate

With the stock market experiencing increased volatility and more experts warning of an impending “Bear Market”, many people are considering real estate as a stable and reliable investment to balance their portfolios. A recent Bankrate survey concluded that 28% of respondents prefer real estate compared to 17% stocks when given the choice of long term […]


Is a Biweekly Mortgage a Better Idea?

Bi Weekly Mortgage

When you think about the different types of mortgages, you probably think about the traditional 30-year versus 15-year options or maybe even the difference between fixed and adjustable rates. Recently, buyers have been showing more interest in the biweekly mortgage, which requires two smaller payments each month. Is this a better idea than a traditional […]