• Buyers Beware: Senior Living Comes With Risks Jan. 09th 2020
    (TNS)—The market for housing communities intended for those ages 55 and older recently got a big makeover, marked by a much wider selection of amenities, homes and target buyers than in the past. Developments featuring hiking and biking trails, big-name entertainment, athletic sports, community gardens and upscale and solar-powered homes are in. Golf courses and […] The post Buyers Beware: Senior Living Comes With Risks appeared first on RISMedia.

  • Who Keeps the Earnest Money When a Real Estate Transaction Falls Through Jan. 02nd 2020
    Who Keeps The Earnest Money Deposit in a Home Purchase? When buying a home, many folks have no idea what role earnest money plays in a real estate transaction. The earnest money payment forms part of almost all real estate contracts and agreements. It is a payment that you make to the seller of the […] The post Who Keeps the Earnest Money When a Real Estate Transaction Falls Through appeared first on RISMedia.

  • How to Protect Your Money From Online Crooks While Holiday Shopping Dec. 11th 2019
    (TNS)—As shoppers whip out the plastic for online deals, the holiday angst only heightens when it comes to threats to your credit card accounts and other personal information. Even consumers who shop online through a major retailer, like Macy’s, can fall victim to some of these incredible hacking incidents. During a one-week period in early […] The post How to Protect Your Money From Online Crooks While Holiday Shopping appeared first on RISMedia.

  • Some Great Travel Spots for the Holiday Season Dec. 10th 2019
    (TNS)—Tie a bow around your travel plans. Here are five family-friendly ways to share the gift of travel with those you love. 1. Snow Lovers: For those who relish the white stuff, the gift of travel to Colorado ski country will be a high-altitude hit. At multiple resorts throughout the state, kids under various ages […] The post Some Great Travel Spots for the Holiday Season appeared first on RISMedia.

  • Scams Heat Up During Medicare Open Enrollment Nov. 19th 2019
    (TNS)—Medicare open enrollment is ongoing and ends December 7. And you better believe the scammers know it. Maybe it’s someone making a call, claiming to be from your insurance company and demanding information on the spot. Some scammers say you’ll need to buy a gift card or wire money soon so that you won’t lose […] The post Scams Heat Up During Medicare Open Enrollment appeared first on RISMedia.

  • Considering a Video Doorbell? Read This First! Nov. 13th 2019
    Smart home lovers likely rejoice at the continued flood of smart house accessories on the market, one of which are video security doorbells. According to the experts at Alarm New England, installing a doorbell camera can help secure your home and eliminate risks associated with opening the door for strangers, and law enforcement agencies across […] The post Considering a Video Doorbell? Read This First! appeared first on RISMedia.

  • New Survey Reveals Holiday Travel Planning Trends Nov. 12th 2019
    (TNS)—One of the busiest travel seasons of the year is right around the corner. As the holiday season approaches, new research from the Travel Channel reveals insight into the travel plans and preferences of Americans—most importantly, how many of them are planning to take an end-of-year vacation. Clearly, U.S. travelers have been saving vacation days. […] The post New Survey Reveals Holiday Travel Planning Trends appeared first on RISMedia.

  • Is Your Family Safe From Tipping Furniture? Nov. 06th 2019
    While many of us think about safety in our vehicles, safety at home is often less front and center, especially when it comes to furniture safety. Lawmakers recently introduced the Stop Tip-Overs of Unstable, Risky Dressers on Youth Act (STURDY) that would direct the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to adopt a stronger, mandatory […] The post Is Your Family Safe From Tipping Furniture? appeared first on RISMedia.

  • For Boomers Reframing Aging, Age-Proofing a Home Won’t Come Cheap Nov. 05th 2019
    (TNS)—Chris and Dennis Cavner, in their early 70s, are preparing to move less than two blocks away into a 2,720-square-foot, ranch-style house they bought this year. But first a renovation is underway, taking the 45-year-old property all the way back to its studs. When the work is completed, these baby boomers are confident the move […] The post For Boomers Reframing Aging, Age-Proofing a Home Won’t Come Cheap appeared first on RISMedia.

  • How the Fed’s Interest Rate Decisions Affect Mortgage Rates Nov. 03rd 2019
    (TNS)—The Fed lowered rates by a quarter of a percentage point Wednesday, for the third time this year, in an 8-2 vote. Citing “global developments for the economic outlook as well as muted inflation pressures” in a statement released by the Federal Reserve, policymakers dropped the target range for the federal funds rate to 1-1/2 […] The post How the Fed’s Interest Rate Decisions Affect Mortgage Rates appeared first on RISMedia.