Home Loans

What do I Need to Know About Escrow?

I’m in the process of buying my first home, and I’m a bit confused by escrow and how it works. Even some people I know, who have bought homes before, are confused! What do I need to know about escrow? Buying a home is a long and complicated process involving several steps. Escrow occurs between...Read…
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My House Skyrocketed in Value. Now What?

The value of my house has shot up a lot in recent months. What steps should I take now? The flaming real estate market means homes are rising in value at a meteoric rate. In fact, in some areas of the country, properties have doubled in value over the last two years. Because of this,...Read More
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Don’t Forget to Follow Up on Your Home Inspection!

If you’re under contract for a new home, you’ve likely had an inspection conducted on your new home. This inspection is an important part of the home-buying process, and is generally required by the mortgage company. It can help you find any major defects in the home, such as a faulty roof or dying…
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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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