Buying a Home

July 15, 2021

Smart Faucets for your Kitchen

So-called “smart” devices are increasingly popular, adding new features and functionality to just about every room in your home. One room that you might not consider for a smart upgrade is the kitchen, but you should. There are a number of sensors and connected devices that can transform your kitchen ...

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June 16, 2021

14 ROOKIE MISTAKES WHEN BUYING A HOME

You’ve done everything right, saved for a down payment, built your credit, and now you’re under contract to settle on a new home. These 14 items listed below could cause your purchase to go sideways.

  1. Don’t change jobs, quit your job, or become self-employed just before or during the loan ...
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June 14, 2021

Is it time for your windows to be replaced?

Your windows are one of the most important features of your home. They provide you with natural light and visibility while also giving you the option to let fresh air in when your home gets stuffy. As with everything else in your home, your windows will start to accumulate some ...

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Feb. 16, 2021

Pre-Qualified VS. Pre-Approved

There’s a lot to learn when you’re starting out on your home buying journey. From concepts like earnest money to closing costs, it’s a lot to take in during a very short period. But of all the things to know, understanding the difference between being pre-qualified and pre-approved for your ...

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Jan. 5, 2021

Indoor Painting Tips For Homeowners

 

The way your home is decorated says a lot about you, your family, and your lifestyle. Not only does choosing the right colors set the mood in a place, putting those colors in the right spots can also dramatically change the features of a room. There are so many ...

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Nov. 2, 2020

Student Loans VS. Mortgages

According to the Brookings Institute, about 42 million Americans (one in eight) have a student loan, totaling about $1.5 trillion in student loan debt. Only 30 percent of Bachelor’s degree recipients graduating in 2011-2012 managed to escape without a student loan; another 30 percent accumulated $30,000 or more in ...

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Aug. 27, 2020

Getting A Mortgage After A Salary Drop

In uncertain times, it can be easy to sit back and worry your time away hoping things will work out eventually. Although worrying will absolutely give you something to do, it won’t get you anywhere. So if you’ve been wanting to buy a home or refinance this year, don’t discount ...

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July 29, 2020

Preparing Your Pet For Moving Day

Moving day, just imagine it: The sun is shining, the weather is just perfect, and you’re about to close one chapter and open a brand new one. There’s so much possibility ahead! Although it may be exciting and full of promise for you, moving can be a terrifying event for ...

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June 26, 2020

What to Consider When Buying Lakefront Property