Mortgage Lenders Become More Demanding

June 23rd, 2020

If you planned on buying a new home prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the good news is that builders, including Sal Paone Builders, are still moving forward with construction. The possibly not-so-good news is that mortgage lenders are demanding higher credit scores and larger down payments. They’re also triple-checking employment status and eliminating some kinds of loans altogether Read More...

Will COVID-19 Change Home Design?

June 11th, 2020

The short answer is “yes.”  In fact, many architects believe the pandemic will change our homes forever. In this article from dwell, 17 architects and designers explain how the experience of sheltering in place may have long-term effects on what we value in a home. After going through the COVID-19 pandemic in your current home, what are some of the features that you want the most in a new home? Location may become more important, especially remote locations that offer more outdoor space Read More...

Wishful Thinking

May 26th, 2020

After spending so much time at home during COVID-19,  you may suddenly be acutely aware of the things you love – or strongly dislike – about your current home.  If you were considering a move before the virus arrived, now is the perfect time to get serious about your wish-list for your next home Read More...

Recipe Rescues for Pantry Panic

April 21st, 2020

If you’re staying indoors during this time of COVID19, your pantry supplies may be dwindling in some ways, yet overloaded in others. You may be wondering what you can make that’s different from the same-old, same-old – or what you can possibly create with what you have on hand. Here’s good news:  the SuperCook app can help Read More...

Mortgage Help During COVID19

April 7th, 2020

Whether you’ve recently purchased a home, or you’ve been in your home for many years, the mortgage comes due every month like clockwork.  Unfortunately, paychecks aren’t as predictable during this time of COVID19. If you anticipate having trouble paying your mortgage, your bank or mortgage holder may be willing to work with you during this difficult time Read More...