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by Heather Mitchell on 3/27/18

Math is all around us

Helping children learn about math can be done at anytime and anywhere using conversations about daily activities. The more parents talk about math with their children, the more children will start thinking about math and how it is used throughout each day. A simple trip to the grocery store provides many opportunities to learn about […]

by Carrie Volenberg on 3/13/18

Baby Boomers Downsizing

Moving Forward was recently featured on WISC Channel 3 Madison in a story about Baby Boomers downsizing from their family home. As the population continues to age, more and more baby boomers are downsizing from their family home to smaller apartments, assisted living and condos. And as boomers prepare to move, they are discovering their […]

by Marianne Gariti on 3/6/18

Quick Fixes for Roof Ice Dams

Frigid temperatures don’t exactly create the ideal setting to make outdoor home repairs. However, when the alternative is expensive damage to both your exterior and interior, you may just need to bundle up and bear the burden. While the hope is your outdoor to-do list is limited to shoveling snow and warming up the car, […]

by A&J Specialty Services on 2/27/18

Kitchen Remodeling Trends for 2018

Here it is, 2018 is upon us and here are some of the upcoming trends that are taking us into the new year. Countertop Choices 1.  Marble has made the biggest leap in this trend setting countertop selection. 2.  Granite/Quartzite/Quartz still remain in a close second. The bottom line is solid surface is still the […]

by Nick Siglinsky on 1/31/18

2018 Fannie Mae Loan Limits

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released their conventional loan limits that will be acquired by Fannie Mae beginning in 2018. Here are the updates for general loan limits and high-cost loan limits for a first mortgage:  

by Heather Mitchell on 1/23/18

Develop Open, Effective Parent Child Communication

Listen to more than your child’s words Earn your child’s trust by developing open, effective communications with your child. Communicating with your child is a two-way street. As the parent, you must be able to talk, but you must also be a great listener. Hear both the description of events that your child is communicating […]

by Carrie Volenberg on 1/16/18

Eligible Veterans Can Really Benefit from a VA Mortgage

If you are eligible for it, a VA mortgage can be a great way to finance a home. The program comes under the Department of Veterans Affairs. Its purpose is to allow eligible veterans to finance a home at favorable terms. Effectively, with a VA loan an eligible veteran can buy a property for less […]

by Dan Leeder on 1/9/18

Reap Renovation Rewards!

When it comes time to sell, it’s important that your home stacks up well against the competition. In order to have it look its best, renovations are sometimes necessary. The key to generating a decent return on your investment is to renovate in line with other homes in your area. Here are a few tips […]

by Harry Andruss on 12/19/17

Top 3 Causes of Home Fires and How to Stay Safe

As the temperatures drop outside, the potential for fires increase inside. An average of seven people die in U.S. home fires every day, according to statistics by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA). In the NFPA’s most recent report on Home Structure Fires, general causes, including cooking and home heating, account for 84 percent of these incidents. While […]

by A&J Specialty Services on 12/6/17