Let’s say a benevolent stranger handed you $2,000. (Hey, a person can dream—though if you qualify for our Mortgage Credit Certificate program, that so-called stranger would be Uncle Sam.) Would making an extra mortgage payment be the wisest way to put that money to work for you? The answer is a

You budget. You plan. You work hard to make ends meet. Good on ya! But if life throws you a curve ball and you find yourself unable to make your mortgage payment, what do you do? Here are four do’s and four don’ts.

Do contact your loan servicer sooner rather than later to explore

Believe it or not, National Home Warranty Day is real, and it happens to be today—February 10. In honor of the day (which was originally submitted for recognition by a home warranty company – go figure!), now’s the perfect time to discuss the

Last week, we shared some indoor home improvement project ideas perfect for our northern Nevada peeps—indoor because of the cold, wet weather that February and March bring. This week, we are turning our attention to outdoor home improvement projects for our southern Nevada friends—

We set out to share easy, affordable home improvement projects to do during the winter months for our friends in Nevada. There was just one problem: the climate varies throughout the Silver State. A lot. While northern Nevadans are still in the throes of snow, rain and cold—which beg for indoor projects, southern Nevadans would be wise to start doing outdoor projects before the scorching heat

‘Tis the season to be merry—and to host houseguests. If you’re planning to put up family or friends in your home, why not make sure it goes as smoothly as possible? We have a host of great tips to help you do just that. (See what we did there?)

5 Hosting Tips

Tip #1: Plan for success.

Addressing individual needs and managing expectations are key to a good

Holiday traditions don’t just happen—they’re created. If you’ve recently experienced a change like moving into a new home (yay!) or welcoming a new family member into the fold (double yay!), there’s no time like the present to add to your holiday traditions. Are you game for building a caroling group?

No matter where you are in life, you’re game for saving money, right? Well, when it comes to Black Friday savings, be advised that it’s more of a sport than a savvy money-saving strategy.

Much like a sport, Black Friday shopping requires preparation, strategy and an end goal. In anticipation of the day, we’

Last week, we shared some handy fall home maintenance tips for homeowners throughout Nevada, regardless of climate. Hopefully, you’ve already started checking some of them off your list. Today, we want to share some fall to-dos for Nevadans who live where freezing temperatures are the norm from fall to spring (though our

Whether you’re enjoying the color show of changing leaves, or appreciating a welcome change in temperature, one thing’s for sure: Fall is a beautiful time of year in the Silver State. It’s also the time of year when home maintenance moves to the top of the to-do list for reasons of safety and energy efficiency.

Because rookie homeowners may not know about these new responsibilities, and