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Monthly Archives: May 2016

    10 ways to celebrate Memorial Day in metro Atlanta

    By Zana Dillard | May 27, 2016

    Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for everyone who has died serving in the American armed forces. The holiday, originally known as Decoration Day, started after the Civil War to honor the Union and Confederate dead. Memorial Day weekend has also become synonymous with burgers, pool openings, and the ceremonial beginning of summer. From... Read More

    New Mortgage Rules For Self-Employed Borrowers

    By Zana Dillard | May 23, 2016

    Being your own boss comes with a lot of perks. Easier mortgage approval may not be one of them. If you’re self-employed, you must meet different requirements than a salaried person to qualify for a mortgage. The rules about how that works were updated in recent months to take an even closer look at your... Read More

    6 Critical Questions to Ask When Buying New Construction

    By Zana Dillard | May 14, 2016

    Brand-spanking new comes at a price these days. Here’s how you can get the best deal on a new construction home. If you’re in the market for a brand-new home, you’ve got a ton of options. Sales of new homes surged to an eight-year high in 2015, according to data from the U.S. Department of Housing and... Read More

    6 Mother’s Day Gifts for the Home That Mom Will Love

    By Zana Dillard | May 7, 2016

    What does Mom want? With Mother’s Day approaching on Sunday, plenty are asking themselves this very question in increasingly desperate tones. And as with most questions in the 21st century, answers abound online—with the usual caveat that a lot of them suck. As a mom, I’ve gotta say, I’m pretty sure these common recommendations would backfire:... Read More