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When Should I Do It Myself and When Should I Leave it to the Pros

Which home improvement projects can I tackle myself, and which should I leave to the pros? In today’s world, when you can look online how to do practically any project, it’s tempting to want to do everything yourself, but it isn’t always the best choice. Attempting to do a project on your own can…
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Buying A Home In A Sellers’ Market

In many parts of the country, potential homebuyers are noticing the low number of homes for sale. According to many real estate analysts, the situation looks like it’s not going to change any time soon, as demand for housing is out pacing available inventory. That’s why it’s more important than…
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Should I Sell My House Now

Is 2021 a good time to sell my home? While it appears to be a seller’s market, and the perfect time to put your home up for sale, there are many variables to consider before going forward. Below, we’ve outlined important points to know about today’s market so you can make an informed decision about...Read…
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What Are the Advantages of a HELOC?

I’m looking to tap into my home’s equity, possibly using a Home Equity Line of Credit. What are some of the advantages of choosing the HELOC option? A Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) is an open credit line that is secured by the equity of the borrower’s home. Homeowners can generally open a…
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How to Turn Your Back Yard into an Oasis

A stay-at-home summer doesn’t need to be boring. You can turn your own backyard into a summer oasis without breaking the budget. Here is how to cost effectively maximize your outdoor space. From entertaining in style to keeping the kids busy, we’ve got you covered! Upgrade your outdoor furniture…
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What Should You Bring When Applying for a Mortgage?

If you’re thinking about buying a house, congratulations! Interest rates are currently at historic lows, so it’s a great time. You’ve probably heard that purchasing a home can be quite a long process, but how do you start this process? If you will need a mortgage loan, you will first need to set…
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9 Hidden Costs of Home Ownership

We know there are costs when it comes to the actual purchase of a home (down payment, closing costs, insurance, etc.), but what happens after? If you’re interested in buying a home, be sure to consider other costs of actually being a homeowner (along with your mortgage payment) when deciding if you…
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7 Hidden Costs of Buying a Home

Is buying a home on your radar? Becoming a homeowner is such an exciting prospect! So, what do you need to know before getting serious about finding a home and signing the papers? You are probably intrigued by the cost of a mortgage payment usually being equal to or less than a rent payment. There’s...Read…
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9 Ways to Save Money on Your Air Conditioning Bill this Summer

Let’s face it – it’s HOT. And this summer, we are spending a lot more time at home than usual. So how can we reduce our air conditioning bills without sweating while sitting still? Check out these tips to help lower your cooling bill without lowering your comfort level. Get a Smart Thermostat or…
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How to Make Your Home’s Equity Work for You

So, you’ve been paying on your home’s mortgage for a number of years now. One of the biggest benefits of owning a home versus renting is that you earn equity with each payment. But what is home equity and how is it beneficial to you? What is Home Equity? Home equity is the homeowner’s interest...Read…
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