Tips & Tricks

May 15, 2019

Which Down Payment Strategy Is Right For You?

You have most likely heard the rule: Save for a 20-percent down payment before you buy a home. The logic behind saving 20 percent is solid, as it shows that you have the financial discipline and stability to save for a long-term goal. It also helps you get favorable rates ...

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April 17, 2019

Short Sale and Foreclosure: How Are They Different?

As unfortunate as it can be when homeowners fall behind on mortgage payments and must face the possibility of losing their homes, short sales and foreclosures provide them options for moving on financially. The terms are often used interchangeably, but they’re actually quite different, with varying timelines and financial impact ...

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March 20, 2019

Refinancing Myths Explained

“Refinancing” is a scary word for many people, but that shouldn’t be the case for you. For many homeowners, refinancing can not only lower your monthly payments and help with your monthly budget, but it can save you thousands of dollars in the long run.

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Feb. 13, 2019

Recommended Tools For Every Home Owner

When you own your home, things are going to break and unless you want to spend your money on visits from a neighborhood handyman, you are going to need to fix them yourself. Luckily, you do not need an arsenal of tools to handle most home maintenance fixes. These five ...

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Jan. 23, 2019

Time To Upsize Your House?

Unfortunately, our homes do not always grow with us. What may have initially worked fine for a single person, a young couple’s starter home, or a family with a newborn can quickly become too small as families expand and multiple generations live under one roof.

Remodeling and adding to your ...

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Dec. 14, 2018

5 Common Reasons To Refinance

Refinancing your mortgage is something most homeowners consider at least once throughout the lifespan of their home loan. It allows you to pay off your previous loan by applying for a new one that has better financial advantages. While there are many good reasons to refinance, here are five common ...

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Nov. 14, 2018

What To Negotiate When Buying a Home

Whether you are a first-time home buyer or a seasoned veteran, the negotiation part of the transaction can be a little daunting and stressful. However, it is necessary to ensure you are getting the best possible deal for your money. So, what should you negotiate when buying a home?

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Oct. 17, 2018

Top Tips For House Hunting Online

Hunting for a new home online is a great place to start your search, but it should not be your end all be all. Good listing agents are excellent at highlighting the best features of the home, but keep in mind there may be more than meets the eye. To ...

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Sept. 19, 2018

Turning Your Bedroom Into a Luxury Bedroom

For most of us, our bedroom is little more than a place to sleep and relax. However, just because it has always been that way does not mean that we have to settle for drab and dreary.

One trend that is gaining steam these days is converting your current bedroom ...

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Aug. 15, 2018

What to Repair Before You List Your Home For Sale

When you are getting ready to list your home for sale, it is of the upmost importance to ensure you are showing it in the best light. Taking time to highlight its strengths and fix up some of its possible weaknesses can make a big difference in how fast it ...

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