Category: Interesting Stuff

New Marin County Office

The San Francisco team of Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc. (PRMI) is excited to announce the launch of a new location in Marin County! Located in the upscale Larkspur Landing Circle area across from Marin Country Mart, this new location will allow PRMI to provide even better service to its clients and industry partners inside and outside of the Bay Area. Continue reading “New Marin County Office”

Tiny Homes For Sale Around America

The tiny house trend has been around for several years. Tiny homes became more mainstream as the housing market tanked and the economy suffered, but tiny homes have stuck around even as the economy has recovered.

So why go smaller? Energy costs have continued to move upward, and smaller homes consume significantly less energy than traditional homes do. Home sizes in general have also decreased in the past few years, and there is much less focus on a home as an investment in the future. It doesn’t hurt that tiny homes are a fraction of the cost of a traditional home, either. Here’s a look at some of the tiny homes for sale in America right now. Continue reading “Tiny Homes For Sale Around America”

Some of the Best Home-Related Instagram Feeds

Instagram can be a treasure trove of ideas for your home or apartment. Do you need organizational tips or ideas for your next furniture project? Or do you just want to look at pictures of pretty buildings and rooms? It’s all right at your fingertips.

But with all the home-related Instagram feeds out there, it can be overwhelming to know where to go to find the best of the best. Here are some recommendations for décor, architecture, and DIY projects. Continue reading “Some of the Best Home-Related Instagram Feeds”

The Most Expensive Homes for Sale in the United States

No matter what house you buy, there’s always something more expensive out there. In the case of these four houses, much more expensive. These homes are so luxurious that they almost seem like a fantasy.

From a Mediterranean-inspired villa in Beverly Hills to a recently-constructed palace in Florida, here’s a look at the most expensive homes for sale in the United States right now. Read on to learn about these homes’ incredible amenities—and maybe you’ll get a few ideas of your own! Continue reading “The Most Expensive Homes for Sale in the United States”

Do You Know the History of Mortgages?

Think you know when the first mortgage was issued? I’ll give you three chances. Ready? Set? Go!

Okay, how many of you guessed a really, really, long time ago? Like, ancient times? If you did, you were right. Historians believe that the history of mortgages and borrowing goes back to ancient civilization. Civilizations, rather. We see evidence of mortgage type agreements in ancient India, Rome, and even in Judaic law written in the Bible. But what’s the history of modern mortgages, you ask? The story, it turns out, is rather interesting. Read on to see the ups and downs of recent montage history and what this means for you. Continue reading “Do You Know the History of Mortgages?”

Becoming Money Smart in 2015

I know, I know—you’re probably tired of end of the year top 10 lists and have already broken your new year’s resolution a time or two (those gym shoes by the door are still looking pretty squeaky clean, aren’t they? And is that chocolate cake I smell?). But not all top 10 lists are created equal, and this one has lasting implications for your financial well-being.

One doesn’t just wake up one day knowing how to be money smart. Instead, healthy money habits need to be practiced on a day-to-day basis. So in the spirit of the New Year, why not try to set some goals—both for healthy eating and healthy money habits? Follow these suggestions to get your finances in order and achieve your dream of financial independence. Continue reading “Becoming Money Smart in 2015”

The Evil Debt Collectors Who Went Too Far and the People Who Fought Back

Imagine a scenario with me. You’re sitting at lunch and your phone rings. You don’t recognize the number immediately, but maybe it’s an old friend calling. So, you answer it. BAM! It’s a debt collector.

You thought you’d paid that debt so you’re unsure why they’re calling. You politely explain the situation to them—that you’ve paid the debt—yet they don’t listen. They just keep harassing you. The conversation gets worse, so bad in fact, that you’re a little afraid. Can they really do this to you? What rights do you have as a consumer?

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5 Fictional Homes That Exist in Real Life

Although we really haven’t figured out if art imitates life – or life imitates art – one thing is true: life and art are sometimes a lot alike. While we’re directing our own stories in our homes, we may recognize fictional homes that are featured prominently in the stories we hold near and dear to our hearts.

 

Here are 5 examples of homes that blur the lines between art, entertainment, and reality.

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