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A Brief History Of Credit Cards

by The Jamison Team on 11/19/15

Credit cards have nowadays insinuated themselves into all corners of our lives, and it is rare for an adult these days to not carry at least one card. As well as being used in the traditional manner to buy goods or services in person, they are also now used online, over the telephone, for writing checks, and even for withdrawing money from cash machines. People use them in all sorts of ways - as a means of borrowing, as a convenient payment method, and even for earning money through cashback or reward schemes.  Read more here....

Fire Damaged Cleanup

by The Jamison Team on 11/16/15

You've had a fire. The fire department has come, put the fire out and all you see is one big mess. Upon closer investigation questions come.

I. What method do we use to remove the soot and charcoal to evaluate the damage?

?- High pressure water blasting leaves behind water in electrical components, equipment and insulation, if not properly removed will cause unwanted corrosion and rot, increasing cleanup, damage and long term maintenance costs.

Read more here...

The Terms of Home Equity

by The Jamison Team on 11/03/15

Home equity is the value that your home has due to the payments that you have made on your mortgage. A home equity loan will enable you to borrow money using the equity that your home has as the collateral. It can be confusing to deal with all these terms but the reality of the situation is that you have to arm yourself with the knowledge of these terms. It is important to learn the definitions and understand what they mean when you are thinking of sourcing a home equity loan.  Read more here....

What You Should Know About Probate

by The Jamison Team on 10/22/15

Death is never easy to deal with and knowing what to expect in probate will ease your concerns and allow you to think only of your dying loved one. The definition of probate is legally settling the deceased’s property, also known as their estate. When a death occurs, the debts, property, possessions and money of the deceased will need to be dealt with in a legal manner and according the wishes of the deceased. There are few instances when....Read more here...

U.S. Mortgage Rates Remain Below Four Percent for Three Straight Months

by The Jamison Team on 10/19/15

By World Property Journal Staff
October 25, 2015 11:42am EST

Based on Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), the average fixed mortgage rate nudging slightly higher throughout the beginning of the week. Read more here...

Funny Ways To Save Money

by The Jamison Team on 10/02/15

There was a list of funny ways to save money on a "frugal living" website. They weren't necessarily meant to be funny, but were gleaned from real suggestions sent in. Some cheapskates don't seem to notice that an extra hour at work might put them further ahead than many hours of penny-pinching.

The following are real suggestions, and then there are some funny ways to save money that you really shouldn't try.

Read the Suggestions here....

An Overview of Reverse Mortgages

by The Jamison Team on 09/30/15

you own a home, you know mortgage products have moved beyond the basic 30 year fixed option. Reverse mortgages are one such product and here is an overview.

An Overview of Reverse Mortgages

A typical mortgage is created when a lender provides you with a lump sum amount of cash to purchase real estate. In consideration of this, you agree to repay the mortgage on a monthly basis for a defined time period at a particular interest rate. The length of the repayment period and interest rate, whether fixed or adjustable, set the monthly payment amount.

Learn more here....

A Quick Real Estate Lesson

by The Jamison Team on 09/18/15

Where did the notion that men should buy houses for women come from? Some people say that this is based on our natural instinct. Like any other animal, parents want to protect their young for the continuation of the species. Anyway, asked that question because I wanted to know why business relating to real estate is suddenly making becoming popular. Before you had the buying and selling of properties. Now, with the widespread use of the Internet, we have real estate trading which is basically “I buy yours you buy mine” kind of arrangement.

Read more here...

Some Tips for Buying Rental Properties

by The Jamison Team on 09/15/15

Buying rental properties can be a great way to build your wealth. However, as in most real estate investment, it is sometimes difficult to know if you've found a good deal - especially the first time. Here are some things to look for to be sure that rental is a great investment. Read more here....

Buying or Leasing a Car - Which is better?

by The Jamison Team on 09/08/15

Purchasing a new car is always an exciting time in life; however, it can also be confusing and time confusing, especially with so many different types of financing options available. Should you purchase your next vehicle outright or would it be better to lease it? Which option will be better financially for you? Read on for more tips to help you make the right decision for you and your finances the next time you’re in the market for a new car.  Read more here....

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