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A Shift in Perspective

A Shift in Perspective

Many homeowners find themselves increasingly stressed about their mortgage payments and often consider these payments to be hindering their ability to save and even invest in their homes, lives, and children. The important thing to remember and consider when selecting your mortgage banker and mortgage portfolio is that these days, you can make them work […]

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Six Ways to Save

Six Ways to Save

So, you think you’re ready to buy a house. Homeownership has always been the American Dream; however, once you decide you’re ready to seize that opportunity, it can become overwhelming. Everything from finding a Realtor, laying out a budget, making wish lists, shopping for a mortgage, and spending your weekends going through multiple Open Houses […]

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What’s Your Motivation?

What’s Your Motivation?

Making the decision to sell your home is a big one and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Most commonly, when people look to sell their home, it’s due to a growing family or the need to downsize. Recent studies have shown that additionally, retirement and wanting to lower the cost of living, have played […]

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Is TMI a Good Thing?

Is TMI a Good Thing?

Full disclosure can be scary. We’re programmed to think that “TMI” is a bad thing. But when it comes to selling your home, disclosing more information is beneficial for both parties. Not only will your buyers be happier but it can keep you out of a lot of unnecessary legal trouble. Disclosing even minor problems […]

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The Best of Both Worlds

The Best of Both Worlds

Oh the millennials are at it again! This time, they’re calling the shots on what kind of neighborhood the market needs to see more of. It seems that millennials aren’t yet ready for the suburbs but have outgrown the hustle of the city. They still want the feel of the city but in a quaint […]

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Extra Credit

Extra Credit

When it comes to purchasing a home, most buyers begin to worry about their credit scores well ahead of time. In fact, in today’s market, homebuyers know that having a great credit score can give them the edge they need amongst other buyers out there. However, there’s more to the equation than just having a […]

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Staging for Success

Staging for Success

In this market, tips on ways to make your home sell faster may not be necessary, but saving these tips for a ‘rainy day,’ so to speak, may be a smart idea. There are time-consuming and complicated ways to increase attractiveness to potential buyers and then there are simple “staging” tricks. These staging tricks can […]

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Judgement Day

Judgement Day

The saying may go “You can’t judge a book by its cover,” but isn’t that precisely what we all do anyway? Making assumptions and decisions based on the first impression or face value of almost anything is what we, as visual people, do. This rings especially true when it comes to curb appeal. If you […]

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Great Expectations

A successfully managed budget is a partnership between the builder and the homeowners. But the builder is just half the equation: a new home is a partnership between the builder and homeowner, and there are things a homeowner needs to do to keep the project from going over budget. Most of these have to do […]

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Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch Changes

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch Changes

It’s best to be an informed consumer. This includes taking into consideration non-traditional factors that may have an effect on buying or selling your home. Right now, this factor would be climate change. When’s the last time that climate change had an impact on your decision-making? Most likely, almost never, if at all. However, Freddie Mac […]

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