We have all read recent stories about the increase in numbers of people looking for rentals.  It raises a question.  Does it still make sense to buy?  The answer requires a potential buyer/renter to do some soul searching.

If you are looking for a short term place to live…..renting may make sense.  However, I continue to firmly believe that home ownership is the foundation of a strong personal financial plan.  Over the long hall, I believe a person will be better off owning property in terms of capturing future appreciation and taking advantage of tax benefits.  In many ways the current trend towards renting reminds of the human tendency with stock purchasing:  buy high and sell low.  Of course that is the opposite of what you should do.  So too…

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Are you starting to get that feeling that it’s time to “fall back” and you can’t remember when? Afraid you’ll show up to work one Monday and realize you’re an hour early?  Dying to know when you get that extra hour of sleep? Daylight Savings 2011 ends on November 6th at 2 am, and we all are reminded to fall back not spring forward.

The end of Daylight Savings signifies that fall has arrived and winter will soon be here. When the fall season hits, it is time to start preparing your home for the winter season. Fall maintenance will help maintain your home for the coming months, making it a more comfortable and safe environment for you and your family. Among these are:

Check Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

- Check to see that all…

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