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How to Avoid a Devastating Dryer Fire



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 Today, I want to discuss a recent tragedy and what we can learn from it. Not long ago, a home caught on fire due to the dryer vent clogging up, and the home was destroyed as a result.

I have some tips for you to keep in mind so this doesn't happen to you. If you notice that your clothes aren't getting as dry as they usually do, it's a sign that your dryer tube may be clogging up. Keep an eye on that by taking a look at it twice a year and making sure your drying machine is getting the proper ventilation. Also, current code states that plastic tubes are dangerous, and that foil tubes should be used because they are flame resistant. 

I just wanted to share this with you because this could happen to anyone. 

I also want to do a little giveaway. Robeks is a smoothie shop at 135th St. and HWY 69 in Overland Park. They have a new flavor, Cinnamon Pear, and it's absolutely fabulous. The first four people to answer the following question will get a gift card to Robeks:

What's the leading cause of house fires?

If you email me the correct answer, the first person will get a $20 gift card, and the next three will get three Robeks smoothies! If you have any questions about the real estate market, or need our assistance, give us a call or shoot us a quick email. We would love to hear from you! 

Thanks, and good luck winning the gift card! 

What You Don't Know About Reverse Mortgages Could Cost You


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Welcome back folks! Today we want to talk to you about reverse mortgages and why you should avoid them.

Reverse mortgages are generally a bad idea. They take advantage of the elderly by foreclosing as soon as someone passes, without giving payoffs to whoever is in charge of the estate. Essentially, they foreclose and take the equity of a property as soon as the owner passes away. In short, it's an ugly business.

Some lenders may tell you that's not how it happens. However, we have had clients who have personally had very bad experiences with reverse mortgages. Our advice it to STAY AWAY FROM THEM. 

If you have a loved one who is older and considering getting a reverse mortgage, let them know that there are other options, other ways to pull equity out of a home. If equity is left on the home after passing, they will try to take it on top of the large amount of fees that the reverse mortgage sets up.

We want to make sure you don't get taken advantage of. If you have any questions about this dreary topic, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We would love to advise you on your other options when financing your home!