August 21, 2019

You’ve probably begun to receive the calls during the dinner hour — mortgage companies’ telemarketers are out in force trying to convince you that now is the time to refinance, as interest rates continue to drop. But should you take the advice of a minimum-wage phone s...

March 13, 2019

It's time for spring cleaning. This is the time of year for deep cleaning that you don't have time for on a regular basis. If the task seems too large, why not break it up into several weekends so you don't become overwhelmed? One of the reasons to perform...

February 18, 2019

The problem with keeping your goals in your head is that your head has the tendency to mold your goals according to the immediate situation, i.e., when standing in front of a platter of pastries, your mind might turn your goal from “lose ten pounds” to “gain ten pounds...

January 21, 2019

After you’re done, or at least done for the day, you’ll need to clean your brushes and rollers properly so they can be used again. For water-based paints, use plain soapy water to wash your brushes and rollers. For oil-based paints, you’ll need to use paint thinner and...

January 8, 2019

Now comes the hard part – thoroughly cleaning the walls and ceilings. Paint will adhere much better to clean walls and there’s less chance of bubbling. And if there’s any wallpaper glue residue left on the walls, the result is an interesting pattern under your paint th...

December 28, 2018

The Joy of the Holiday Season is upon us, and believe it or not, already almost over! As we close out 2018 with a bang, all of us at The Derhake Team just want

December 12, 2018

Another way to check proper rents is to join your local apartment owners association where you can compare rental prices to similar units. You can find out from them if local economic trends or other environmental factors are affecting everyone — not just your property...

December 4, 2018

An interesting ARM option is called the LIBOR (London Interbank Offering Rate) ARM. It’s a complicated product, but one that is worth researching for certain types of borrowers. The London Interbank Offering Rate is the rate that international banks based in Europe cha...

November 20, 2018

Results are inevitable if you work out. It’s that simple. Don’t fool yourself into believing that you’re the only person in the world who’s ever lived who is immune to exercise, and so you might as well give up. Even if you don’t see results yet, focus on the ones you...

November 6, 2018

One of the scary things about making the leap from property renter to property owner is the idea of maintenance and upkeep. You’re no mechanic or repairman. You don’t know a socket wrench from a sheep ranch. And calling repairmen—how do you know you’re not going to get...

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