September 28, 2022

Should you pursue credit card preapproval?

Eager to get a credit card but worried you might get rejected after applying? Want to take advantage of special rewards a certain credit card provides? Consider applying for a card you’ve already been “preapproved” for. Preapproval means that the credit card issuer has already screened and fast-tracked you for ultimately getting approved.

But obtaining a preapproved credit card has its pluses and minuses. Learn more about these benefits and drawbacks, worthy candidates for getting preapproved, and what happens if you are preapproved but ultimately rejected for the card. 

Get educated on this topic by reading my newest piece for Credit Sesame, available here.

September 19, 2022

Midnight Terror Haunted House expands staff and characters in 2022

In addition to writing articles, editing content, hosting a podcast, and managing various projects, I also handle public relations and publicity for a variety of clients. One of them is Midnight Terror Haunted House in the Chicagoland area, which reopens again for the Halloween season this Friday. 

Curious what's fresh and frightful about this popular haunt for 2022? Read my latest news release on the haunted attraction, available here.

September 14, 2022

TCM's Eddie Muller returns to Cineversary podcast to celebrate Out of the Past

For Cineversary podcast episode #51, host Erik Martin takes a trip down film noir boulevard to revisit Out of the Past, directed by Jacques Tourneur, which turns 75 this autumn. Joining Erik this episode is Eddie Muller, the host of TCM’s Noir Alley and author of Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir. They navigate through this classic film’s cigarette haze and dark labyrinth of double-crosses to examine why Out of the Past stands the test of time, how it’s unique among noir fare, and why it’s worth celebrating.
Eddie Muller


To listen to this episode, click here or click the "play" button on the embedded streaming player below. Or, you can stream, download, or subscribe to Cineversary wherever you get your podcasts, including Apple Podcasts, SpotifyStitcherCastboxGoogle PodcastsPocket CastsPodBeanRadioPublic, and Overcast.

Learn more about the Cineversary podcast at anchor.fm/cineversary and email show comments or suggestions to cineversegroup@gmail.com.

September 6, 2022

What you can expect to pay for the remodel of a small kitchen

Got a smaller kitchen in need of major updates? Many kitchens in urban locations have smaller footprints, such as 10-feet by 10-feet, that are overdue for renovation. Modernizing this room can make a big difference. But that begs the question: What is the cost to remodel a smaller kitchen?

Read my newest article for Ownerly, available here, to learn more about the best strategies for remodeling a smaller kitchen and what kind of return on investment you can expect.

August 30, 2022

Understanding COBRA insurance

Worried about health care insurance coverage after you quit or lose your job? Fortunately, you can take advantage of COBRA insurance benefits, which allow you to continue your employer-based insurance coverage if you qualify.

Take the time to learn the pluses and minuses of COBRA health insurance, how much it costs, how to qualify, deadlines involved, alternatives to consider, and more by reading my newest article for Forbes Advisor, available here.

August 23, 2022

Garden glow know-how

Want a yard and garden that brightens up your disposition and spotlights safety? Consider landscape lighting on your grounds that can add instant aesthetic appeal and valuable illumination to deter trespassers.

Consider that proper outdoor lighting is a good idea to protect your home against theft while also creating an ambiance that radiates warmth and joy for the people living inside. And research suggests mental health benefits can be gained when you have a good yard design.

Get helpful tips on how to illuminate your grounds safely and effectively by reading my latest piece for CTW Features, available here.

August 11, 2022

Cineversary podcast rediscovers the magnificence of the Ambersons

James Naremore and Joshua Grossberg
For Cineversary podcast episode #50, host Erik Martin revisits the magnificence of The Magnificent AmbersonsOrson Welles’ follow-up to Citizen Kane that marks an 80th anniversary this summer. For this commemoration, Erik partners with two outstanding guests: film scholar James Naremore, author of The Magic World of Orson Welles; and filmmaker Joshua Grossberg, director of the forthcoming documentary The Lost Print. Collectively, they discuss why The Magnificent Ambersons remains a cherished cinematic work, why RKO removed 43 minutes from the film and how it significantly altered Welles’ vision, and the search for this lost footage.

To listen to this episode, click here or click the "play" button on the embedded streaming player below. Or, you can stream, download, or subscribe to Cineversary wherever you get your podcasts, including Apple Podcasts, SpotifyStitcherCastboxGoogle PodcastsPocket CastsPodBeanRadioPublic, and Overcast.

Learn more about the Cineversary podcast at anchor.fm/cineversary, and email show comments or suggestions to cineversegroup@gmail.com.


August 8, 2022

Know which drivers should be listed on your auto insurance policy

Choosing which drivers must be listed on your car insurance policy is quite important and, fortunately, easy to do.

Your auto insurance premium is partially determined by the drivers listed on your policy. While your insurer looks at more than a dozen factors that affect your insurance rates, any drivers (and their driving record) listed on your policy will absolutely push your premium up or down. The big question is, who exactly has to be listed on your policy, and how will that impact your premium? While a fully licensed teen driver certainly needs to be listed, what about a teen with a learning permit, a parent living with you, or a neighbor who borrows your truck to move?

Get helpful answers to these and other questions by reading my latest story for Insure.com, available here.

August 1, 2022

Housing market halftime is over: Here's what the 3rd quarter will look like

The third quarter of the year, which kicked off a month ago, brought a few surprises to the market – including a slight dip in mortgage rates and signs of falling home sales.

But the near-term future looks relatively predictable to many pros, who foresee slightly lower or stabilized mortgage rates, relatively high home prices, and lingering supply issues despite more inventory expected. Industry insiders are also mindful of a possible recession, which could alter prospects for the rest of 2022.

Curious what housing drifts are anticipated by those in the know? Eager to learn if buying or selling is a smart move between now and the end of September? Read my newest piece for Bankrate (available here) for valuable insights and helpful recommendations offered by different industry experts.

July 25, 2022

How buying a home can be a hedge against inflation

Americans are paying a lot more today for goods and services than just a few years ago. That’s due to inflation, a factor that can impact prices across the board – including real estate prices and mortgages.

Even though home prices are higher, purchasing a residence can be a smart move that outpaces the inflation rate. Take the time to better understand how inflation works, why homebuying may be a good inflation-proof strategy, and where inflation is headed by reading my current piece for Bankrate, available here.

July 18, 2022

Your loved one passes away and owes taxes. Here's what happens next

The passing of a loved one can be an emotionally difficult period. There are also a lot of financial matters that need to be sorted out, including any taxes owed. Which begs the question: Who is responsible for the taxes of a deceased person? When are they due? And where do the funds come from?

Take the time to learn what’s involved tax-wise after a loved one dies and what to expect by reading my first article for new client TaxCure, available here.

July 14, 2022

Cineversary podcast speaks up about The Quiet Man on its 70th anniversary

In Cineversary podcast episode #49, host Erik Martin takes an audio trip to the Emerald Isle to pay tribute to one of John Ford’s finest works, The Quiet Man, which enjoys a 70th anniversary this summer. Erik is joined in the celebration by two terrific guests: Joseph McBride, a film professor at San Francisco State University, cinema historian, and author of several books including Searching For John Ford, Billy Wilder: Dancing on the Edge, and The Whole Durn Human Comedy: Life According to the Coen Brothers; and Des MacHale, a mathematics professor at University College Cork in Ireland and author of The Complete Guide to the Quiet Man. Together, they explore why The Quiet Man remains so beloved around the world, its cultural impact, elements considered controversial today, and more.

Joseph McBride and Des MacHale
To listen to this episode, click here or click the "play" button on the embedded streaming player below. Or, you can stream, download, or subscribe to Cineversary wherever you get your podcasts, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Pocket Casts, PodBean, RadioPublic, and Overcast.

Learn more about the Cineversary podcast at anchor.fm/cineversary and email show comments or suggestions to cineversegroup@gmail.com.

July 11, 2022

Pick the perfect printer

Documents on a screen or in the cloud will only get you so far. When you need a closer look at the text, tangible proof, a paper trail, or an image printout, a quality printer is an indispensable tool that every home should have. 

Get tips on how to select the right printer for your family's needs by reading my newest article for The Costco Connection, available here.

July 4, 2022

Staying fit safely in the summer

It's easy to get carried away on a warm day when the bright sunshine practically begs you to frolic outdoors, colorful summer foliage delights the senses and happy neighbors and passersby on the street lighten your mood. Whether you are walking the dog, rollerblading down the lane, jogging off some extra pounds, or biking through the park, before long the sun, heat, and/or humidity can wear you down and cause serious side effects if you are not careful.

Learn how to better protect yourself outdoors under the summer sun by reading my latest piece for CTW Features, available here.

June 27, 2022

Can cancer patients get life insurance?

You want to provide financial protection to your loved ones and heirs in the event of your death. Life insurance can offer that peace of mind. But if you’ve recently been diagnosed with or treated for cancer, it can be challenging to get a life insurance policy. However, that doesn’t mean life insurance for cancer patients and survivors is impossible.

Learn the facts and possibilities, and get to the bottom of important questions like: Can you get life insurance if you have cancer? Does life insurance cover cancer? What are the rules related to life insurance with pre-existing cancer? Get the answers by reading my first article for new client Forbes Advisor, available here.

June 15, 2022

Cineversary podcast rediscovers the magic behind E.T. 40 years later

In Cineversary podcast episode #48, host Erik Martin revisits suburbia circa 1982 through the lens of Steven Spielberg and arguably his best film, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, which marks a 40th birthday this month. Joining Erik for this installment is James Kendrick, a film professor at Baylor University who teaches courses on Spielberg and serves as the QNetwork.com movie critic; and Caseen Gaines, a director, educator, pop culture historian, and author of several books including the forthcoming E.T. The Extra Terrestrial: The Ultimate Visual History. Erik and his guests will examine how E.T. set a new template for sci-fi adventure films, why and how it has stood the test of time, reasons it’s worth celebrating four decades later, its cultural impact and legacy, and more.

To listen to this episode, click here or click the "play" button on the embedded streaming player below. Or, you can stream, download or subscribe to Cineversary wherever you get your podcasts, including Apple Podcasts, SpotifyStitcherCastboxGoogle PodcastsPocket CastsPodBeanRadioPublic, and Overcast.  

Learn more about the Cineversary podcast at anchor.fm/cineversary and email show comments or suggestions to cineversegroup@gmail.com.
James Kendrick and Caseen Gaines

June 7, 2022

Glass with class

Shakespeare once famously asked: What light through yonder window breaks? The answer is, not as much light as you’d like if your home’s windows are dirty or in need of maintenance.

Fact is, it’s easy to take windows for granted. While they may not appear to be dirty or in need of attention, the glass, screen mesh, and frame materials take a beating from the elements over time that can compromise the window’s operation and longevity. That’s why it’s wise to inspect, maintain, and repair your windows regularly, especially before cold weather comes around again later this year. 

Learn more by reading my newest article for The Post and Courier, available here.

May 30, 2022

Live a less stressful life by adopting these recommended financial habits

When your mind is cluttered with thoughts and you can’t focus, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. The same is true when your financial house is in disarray. Money mismanagement, disorganized finances, poor credit, and lack of financial literacy can result in stress and anxiety.

But the situation is not hopeless. You can get fiscal matters in order and learn to better manage your dollars with patience, discipline, and recommended financial practices. For helpful tips and insights from experts, check out my newest story for Credit Sesame, available here.

May 25, 2022

When it's time to say sayonara to your swimming pool

Owning a swimming pool can be a great perk that provides plenty of fun and may even increase your home’s value. But if you no longer regularly use your pool, are facing expensive repairs, or want to reinvent your yard, it may be time to have it removed. Just be prepared: The bill for demolishing a pool and the cost to fill it in can be substantial.

Weigh the pros and cons carefully, crunch the numbers, learn about the process involved, and find the right experts for the job if you’re ready to pull the trigger. For more tips, read my newest article for Ownerly, available here.

May 18, 2022

Cineversary brings out the big guns to celebrate High Noon's 70th anniversary

In Cineversary podcast episode #47, host Erik Martin turns back the clock to commemorate the 70th birthday of one of the most beloved westerns of all time: High Noon, directed by Fred Zinnemann. In this installment, Erik serves as a trusty deputy of sorts to film scholar sheriff Glenn Frankel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic. Erik and Glenn explore how High Noon changed the western genre, why it’s worth celebrating seven decades later, its cultural impact and legacy, and what we can learn from this study in temporal tension today.
Glenn Frankel


To listen to this episode, click here or click the "play" button on the embedded streaming player below. Or, you can stream, download or subscribe to the Cineversary podcast wherever you get your podcasts, including Apple PodcastsCastboxStitcherSpotifyGoogle PodcastsPocket CastsPodBeanRadioPublic, and Overcast.

Learn more about the Cineversary podcast at anchor.fm/cineversary and email show comments or suggestions to cineversegroup@gmail.com.

May 10, 2022

A playground right on the premises

Kids today are often consumed with staring at a screen and spending most of their free time indoors. Many neighborhoods lack nearby playgrounds, and concerned parents have frowned on public park visits over the past two years due to coronavirus fears. So where can parents point their children toward without feeling guilty – a place where young ones can benefit from body movement, frolic with friends, and avoid electronic overstimulation?

Look no further than your home’s backyard, the ideal spot for a playground you can have built. Find out more about how to create a backyard playset by reading my newest article for CTW Features, available here.

May 3, 2022

Sweat equity

Want to lose weight, detoxify your body, and reap other significant health benefits? If so, you’re gonna wanna sauna in or near your home. Because, while you don’t want to sweat the small stuff in life, perspiring in a conveniently accessible box of on-demand heat is a big deal, say the pros.

Invented in Finland likely around 7,000 BC, the sauna hasn’t changed much over the centuries. It’s essentially still a big wooden box in which you sweat profusely for a short amount of time. But sauna technology and materials have evolved significantly, making it easier to own a personal sauna.

Learn more about personal saunas by reading my newest article or The Costco Connection magazine, available here.

April 26, 2022

The paperwork you'll need to complete for a mortgage loan

Preparing to apply for a mortgage loan? You may be curious: What paperwork do you need for a mortgage? When you apply for a mortgage loan, you’ll eventually need to supply different documents to the lender before you can get approved. Additionally, you’ll be asked to sign several other documents before and after approval.

Learn more about the documentation required as well as tips on how to keep this process moving along smoothly and effectively by reading my newest piece for Home.com, available here.

April 20, 2022

When Uncle Sam comes calling with a tax bill

You’ve done the calculations and finished your tax return. The bottom line shows that you owe money to the IRS. Problem is, it’s going to be tricky to pay this bill due to tight finances. Fortunately, you can pursue options to pay what you owe and avoid penalties.

Learn more about IRS rules for paying your tax bill and the repercussions for not doing so by reading my first article for new client Credit Sesame, available here.

April 14, 2022

Cineversary podcast sends 70th birthday wishes to Singin' in the Rain

 

In Cineversary podcast episode #46, host Erik Martin honors the 70th birthday of what most regard as the finest Hollywood musical of them all, Singin’ in the Rain, directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen. Joining Erik for this installment is Turner Classic Movies host Alicia Malone, author of the newly released book Girls on Film: Lessons From a Life of Watching Women in Movies. Erik and Alicia examine how Singin’ in the Rain remains a bona fide classic 70 years later, why it still matters, its cultural impact and legacy, and what we can learn from all this genius singing and dancing today. Erik also chats with Brian Eggert, a film critic, essayist, and owner of DeepFocusReview.com, about Kelly’s unique approach to dancing on film.
Alicia Malone and Brian Eggert


To listen to this episode, click here or click the "play" button on the embedded streaming player below. Or, you can stream, download or subscribe to the Cineversary podcast wherever you get your podcasts, including Apple PodcastsCastboxStitcherSpotifyGoogle PodcastsPocket CastsPodBeanRadioPublic, and Overcast.

Learn more about the Cineversary podcast at anchor.fm/cineversary and email show comments or suggestions to cineversegroup@gmail.com.

April 12, 2022

Trick of the tongue


“Words: So innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.”
—Nathaniel Hawthorne

This master of American literature sounded prescient when he uttered this quote back in the 19th century. That’s because Hawthorne seems to herald a warning in the 21st century about things he couldn’t have possibly foreseen, such as the dangers of bogus audio in the form of speech deepfakes, which employ artificial intelligence and machine learning to create convincing synthetic audio of a human speaker.

How convincing? Consider that, in a well-reported 2019 AI-powered crime, criminals used deepfake technology to mimic the voice of a company’s chief executive over a phone call where the speaker directed the transfer of around $250,000. The funds were transferred and redistributed, and no suspects were identified. Another widely-reported deepfake-enabled financial heist resulted in the cloning of a bank director’s voice and the illegal transfer of $35 million. 

Before you scoff at the idea of being fooled by a phony voice, take a moment to learn the facts as well as the risks and liabilities that threaten large and small organizations alike. And learn ways that you can help prevent being victimized by this increasingly concerning digital danger by reading my newest article for Speech Technology Magazine, available here.

April 5, 2022

Understanding the metaverse and how your business can benefit

Turns out The Matrix, Avatar, Inception, and Ready Player One were on to something more than entertaining our eyeballs. The visually dazzling futuristic virtual worlds in these stories have been translated to the real world (minus the digitally dystopian scenarios suggested, at least so far) in the form of the metaverse—which is getting lots more attention lately in the media and on social networks.

Indeed, a lot is happening in this fresh iteration of cyberspace, which represents a major leap of faith for many, including organizations looking to capitalize on the metaverse’s potential to transform business and commerce. Now’s the time to learn what it’s all about, its prospects for profitability, and if your enterprise need apply. Learn more by reading my newest article for Destination CRM, available here.

March 28, 2022

Two wheels, unlimited possibilities

Want to engage in an outdoor fitness activity this spring that's fun, fast and freewheeling? Head to your nearby bike shop or go online and pick up a new or used bicycle, which can quickly burn calories and serve as a trusty form of transportation with no fuel costs or pollution involved.

Get helpful tips on how to choose the right bike for you by reading my newest CTW Features article, available here.

March 23, 2022

Knowing the right time to slash your home's price

You’ve enlisted the aid of a skilled real estate agent who’s performed a thorough comparative market analysis to determine the value of your home. You’ve listed your home at what you both believe is an accurate price, and you’ve hosted many showings, but so far, no one has made an offer. So why hasn’t your home sold?

When you list your home for sale, setting the right asking price from the start is important. But sometimes, even if you think the list price is appropriate, your home still might linger on the market. That’s when it’s time to consider a price reduction to attract a buyer. Learn more by reading my newest story for Bankrate, available here.

March 15, 2022

A podcast that makes you an offer you can't refuse

 In Cineversary podcast episode #45, host Erik Martin commemorates the 50th anniversary of perhaps the best American film of the 20th Century, The Godfatherdirected by Francis Ford Coppola, by talking with Harlan Lebo, author of The Godfather Legacy and a senior fellow at the Center for the Digital Future at the University of Southern California Annenberg. Erik and Harlan investigate why this movie still matters, ways it has stood the test of time, its cultural impact and legacy, what we can learn from the film today, and more.

Harlan Lebo


To listen to this episode, click 
here or click the "play" button on the embedded streaming player below. Or, you can stream, download or subscribe to the Cineversary podcast wherever you get your podcasts, including Apple PodcastsStitcherSpotifyGoogle PodcastsBreakerCastboxPocket CastsPodBeanRadioPublic, and Overcast.


Learn more about the Cineversary podcast at anchor.fm/cineversary and email show comments or suggestions to cineversegroup@gmail.com.

March 8, 2022

Get proper insurance coverage on that new car before you purchase

Few events in life are as exciting as buying and driving a brand-new vehicle. But before signing on the dotted line and taking the keys from the dealer, it's important to make sure that you have the right insurance. After all, accidents can happen anywhere and anytime -- even as you are driving your new ride off the lot. It's also smart to understand recommended coverage limits for new vehicles so that you and your car are properly protected in the event of a claim.

Read my newest article on this topic, published by Carinsurance.com, available here.

March 1, 2022

Pause the plastic

Most Americans possess and increasingly rely on credit cards to pay for items on-demand. They are simple, easy, and quick to use, as evidenced by the fact that the average American household owes $6,270 in credit card debt nowadays, per Federal Reserve research. But without the right discipline, that debt can become problematic.

The experts recommend keeping debt within acceptable limits and exploring ways to manage and pay down your debt so that the financial burden does not become overwhelming. But that begs the question: How much credit card debt is too much? Learn the answer by reading my newest article for FreedomDebtRelief.com, available here.

February 22, 2022

The latest word on AI

Speech technology continues to advance by leaps and bounds from year to year. And 2021 was no exception, as several key developments and innovations helped enhance these capabilities at an even faster pace than many anticipated – thanks in large part to advancements in artificial intelligence (AI). This progress has come in handy, especially as the COVID-19 crisis has lingered into 2022 and as more consumers and businesses increasingly rely on speech capabilities embedded into apps, platforms, and devices powered by AI.

Discover more about AI and recent innovations by reading my latest article for Speech Technology magazine, available here.

February 15, 2022

Cineversary celebrates a killer comedy that turns 80

Steve Darnall
In Cineversary podcast episode #44, host Erik Martin honors the 80th anniversary of To Be or Not to Bedirected by Ernst Lubitsch, by interviewing Steve Darnall, host of the Those Were the Days radio show and publisher of Nostalgia Digest magazine. Erik and Steve explore what makes this film both a comedy gem and a gripping wartime thriller as they examine why To Be or Not to Be is deserving of kudos eight decades later, its cultural impact and legacy, what we can learn from the movie in 2022, and more.

To listen to this episode, click here or click the "play" button on the embedded streaming player below. Or, you can stream, download or subscribe to the Cineversary podcast wherever you get your podcasts, including Apple PodcastsStitcherSpotifyGoogle PodcastsBreakerCastboxPocket CastsPodBeanRadioPublic, and Overcast.


Learn more about the Cineversary podcast at anchor.fm/cineversary and email show comments or suggestions to cineversegroup@gmail.com.

February 9, 2022

2022 mortgage rate predictions from experts

We're only a few short weeks into the new year, and it’s already been an eventful one for mortgage rates. Many are looking ahead to try and predict what rates will average this year. The question is no longer when mortgage rates will rise — it’s how much they will rise.

For guidance, learn what the pros are predicting by reading my latest article for Home.com, available here.

February 1, 2022

Put Denver on your relocation radar

Looking to move to an exciting and popular urban market that continues to draw interest from prospective home buyers and renters around the country? Consider living in Denver, a bustling modern metropolis graced with attractive neighborhoods and in-demand communities as well as favorable weather and preferred amenities. Whether you’re eager to relocate from out-of-state or move to a nearby Denver neighborhood, this is a major metro market that rarely disappoints.

Learn why by checking out my first article for new client NeighborWho, available here.

January 26, 2022

How to purchase a home despite low income

Lack a robust salary? Concerned that your job doesn’t pay enough to be able to afford a home? You’re not alone. Many Americans yearn to achieve the dream of homeownership but lack the earnings and savings to cover the costs of purchasing a property and paying a monthly mortgage.

The good news is that there are loan and assistance programs you may qualify for that can ease your entry into ownership by reducing the down payment and closing cost burden. Find out more by reading my latest piece for Bankrate, available here.

January 18, 2022

Help for first-time home buyers

Purchasing your first home can be challenging, especially when it comes to getting approved for a mortgage and coming up with the down payment. Thankfully, Uncle Sam has first-time home buyer government programs that can make it easier to get into your new home.

Dig deeper and find out about various loan options, state-run mortgage programs, down payment assistance, and other resources available to eligible buyers by reading my newest article for The Mortgage Reports, available here.

January 13, 2022

One podcast to rule them all

In Cineversary podcast episode #43, host Erik Martin celebrates the 20th anniversary of The Fellowship of the Ring, directed by Peter Jackson, by interviewing Brian Sibley, the author of Jackson's biography who is also renowned for writing the famous BBC radio adaptation of The Lord of the Rings and other works, including The Lord of the Rings: Official Movie Guide. Erik and Brian take the scenic route through Middle Earth to explore Fellowship's legacy and cultural impact, why it's worth honoring two decades later, what we can learn from the movie in 2022, and more.

Brian Sibley

To listen to this episode, click here or click the "play" button on the embedded streaming player below. Or, you can stream, download or subscribe to the Cineversary podcast using Apple PodcastsStitcherSpotifyGoogle PodcastsBreakerCastboxPocket CastsPodBeanRadioPublic, and Overcast.

Learn more about the Cineversary podcast at anchor.fm/cineversary and email show comments or suggestions to cineversegroup@gmail.com.

January 11, 2022

The rundown on rehab loans

You have your eye on a fixer-upper, only you don’t want to go through the hassle of getting financing for the remodeling and repairs and separately obtaining a mortgage loan. Fortunately, there are rehab loans to help finance the renovation and purchase of a home in a single loan.

What is a rehab loan? Get the answers by reading my latest article for newest client Ownerly.com, available here.

January 3, 2022

Meet the sultans of slumber

There’s no substitute for a restful, comfortable sleep.  It’s little wonder, then, that Sleep Science mattresses have maintained their popularity since they were first introduce years ago. But while consumers can continue to count on the quality and value built into this brand, they may not be aware of the parent company behind these preferred bedtime products or its backstory.

Learn more about the makers of Sleep Science mattresses and beds by reading my latest piece for The Costco Connection magazine, available here.