Home Solar Panels: Pros, Cons, and Hidden Costs

Thursday Aug 31st, 2017


Solar energy has hit the mainstream. Once limited to consumers with deep pockets and strong environmentalist values, solar panels are less expensive than ever and are saving customers huge amounts of money per year.1 As a result, solar has a fast-growing appeal among middle-class Americans. But if you’re considering making the solar switch, how will you pay for the equipment? Who installs the panels, and under what terms? There are two ways to switch to solar... [read more]

Renters beware: Fraudsters using old real estate listing in scam

Tuesday Aug 29th, 2017


  Fraudsters are using old real estate listing to try scam would be renters. Crystal Colclough moved into her Midland home four years ago. To her surprise, that old listing is now being used by online scammers to attract renters with too good to be true deals. Colclough received a knock on her door from a woman looking to rent the home. “She showed us the ad and sure enough it was on there and really cheap,” she says. Colclough’s friend recently had the... [read more]

Foreclosure v.s. Power of Sale

Tuesday Dec 27th, 2016


In the unfortunate circumstance that a homeowner is past-due on their monthly mortgage payments, they pave the way for a “foreclosure” on their property. In today’s market, banks and other lenders do not turn to foreclosure to take away the homes of homeowners who are in arrears. Instead, they perform a "Power of Sale" which is wholly different from a Foreclosure. What is a Foreclosure? Foreclosures are laborious, grueling, and costly to both the... [read more]