What is a MAI assessment?

MAI appraisals are among the most sought after appraisals in the world of commercial real estate. MAI stands for Member of the Appraisal Institute, a trade organization that oversees appraisers and holds them to a higher standard than appraisers who are simply licensed and not affiliated with that organization. There are other commercial appraisal organizations active in the world of […]

Is your ARM broken or is your ARM breaking?

Since the Federal Reserve recently halted its three-year quest to raise the prime rate every six weeks, most people with adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) were hoping their already high rate would stabilize. Unfortunately, some ARM-linked indicators take up to 18 months to “reach” a stable prime rate. This means that many homeowners have seen their rate continue to rise in recent […]

Tips for a perfect villa vacation

Renting a vacation villa is a great way to get all the things that make a great vacation in one place, for your family. Renting a holiday villa means there is no need to compromise on quality or facilities, making it a perfect solution for a family holiday. Here are 5 of our top tips for finding the perfect rental […]

Rotate your futon mattress

A futon and futon mattress is something that many people have in their homes. Some use the futons as a bed and sofa. Some futons are the main pieces of furniture in people’s homes, especially those with smaller houses or apartments who use their futons all the time. One key thing that people forget is that they have to rotate […]