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June 2019 Archives

What should drivers know about the deadliest days of summer?

Summer is well underway and Pennsylvania residents are celebrating, especially those who are on break from school. While the summer months can be a time of relaxation and fun under the hot sun, you and others should understand that the months of June through August are also considered to be the most dangerous months of the year for drivers and their passengers.

Pennsylvania's construction zone merging puts many at risk

Now that the summer is here, more roads are starting to get slower thanks to the amount of construction zones they are placing on the major highways. This means traffic is arguably at its worst during the hottest season of the year, and many drivers will put others in danger through reckless actions to evade it or pure road rage.

Assessing if refinancing would benefit your situation

When you purchase a home in Pennsylvania, chances are you are filled with mixed emotions including excitement that you have just made a worthwhile investment, and maybe a bit of anxiety about putting your money toward something so big and important. At Gesk Moritz LLC Attorneys at Law, we understand the hesitations that people make when they are considering various real estate transactions. 

Is it better to renovate or rebuild a home?

You might think a renovation project is just what your home needs. However, not all Pennsylvania renovation projects are all that they are cracked up to be. Sometimes they turn into money pits, reveal new problems, and by the end the homeowners involved may wish they had torn down the house and rebuilt it from the ground up. Forbes explains different factors that can make either renovation or rebuilding a home a more attractive option.

How can you prevent jungle gym accidents on your property?

During the summer months, many Pennsylvania families take advantage of better weather and longer days to spend as much time as possible out of doors. Sometimes, however, accidents happen on your property involving recreational equipment. You may be wondering whether there are ways to prevent premises liability from happening. 

Is getting mortgage approval harder if I am self-employed?

According to Bankrate, the number of people who are self-employed in the United States is on the rise, which means an increasing number of people who own their own business are going to approach banks for mortgage loans for their new homes. However, being self-employed may make it more difficult for a Pennsylvania lender to approve your mortgage loan. This is because lenders want you to prove that you have a steady income and that your business is stable. 

Survey highlights dangers of distracted driving

For most people in Pennsylvania, a cell phone is all but an essential part of everyday life. It goes everywhere a person goes and has even replaced landlines in many homes and businesses. However, it also has exposed drivers to yet another way to focus on something other than the act of driving safely. Simply put, distracted driving has today become a serious problem throughout the country.