CALCULATOR: Should I pay points to lower my interest rate on a mortgage refinance?

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With historic low interest rates, the rush to refinance mortgages is on again.  At some point during the process, your mortgage broker will likely present a list of rate/point options.  What this means is someone can pay an extra fee… Continue Reading

Review: Best Mechanic in Henderson County NC: Coop’s Mobile Garage

Picture of Coop's Mobile Garage logo on side of truck

UPDATE: As of November 5, 2019, Coop’s is on hiatus and taking a break from business.  Well, we’re on our search for a new mechanic, again… — August 24, 2019 – We live on a mountain in Henderson County, North… Continue Reading

How to tune in Asheville’s WLOS Channel 13 Over-the-Air (OTA)

High VHF Antenna for Channel 13 reception in WNC

How to Tune In Asheville’s WLOS Channel 13 in Western North Carolina Being frustrated with spending enough to pay for an international getaway… every year… on satellite TV, we ‘cut the cord’ awhile back. We now rely on FREE, high… Continue Reading

Review on purchase of first UTV: Polaris Ranger 570 or Kawasaki Mule SX?

2018 Polaris Ranger 570 Midsize Review

We abandoned city life a mile from Downtown Cleveland, Ohio in late 2015, and retreated to quite mountain nob outside Asheville, NC.  Only a few acres, but rugged terrain meant most of our neighbors had some type of 4-wheeler, UTV,… Continue Reading