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March 2017

What’s an escrow? (And other terms every homeowner should know.)

By |March 14th, 2017|

You made it through the complex and lingo-infused process of shopping for and purchasing a home. Whether that was five months or 15 years ago, you may still have some questions about terms related not only to your home loan, but also to your home itself. We’ll shed some light by defining 12 terms […]

February 2017

Low Rates = More Purchase Power

By |February 15th, 2017|

January 2017

Revive Your Style for 2017

By |January 13th, 2017|

Ready, set, get inspired! We’ve reviewed the latest home design blogs and trend reports to give you this roundup of six fresh looks for your abode in 2017.

 
Color, Color, Color!
 

 

Gray remains the “it” neutral choice. But prepare to punch up the palette with jewel tones and a plethora of pinks, plus dazzling blue, popsicle […]

December 2016

Eight Things Every New Homeowner Needs to Know

By |December 11th, 2016|

There’s nothing quite like the heady excitement of moving into a new place. After the searching, the negotiating, the paperwork, the packing and the moving — you’re finally in! Now it’s time to simply relax and begin making the house into a home, right? Well … sort of.

Now is actually a perfect time to […]

November 2016

Following Your Money

By |November 12th, 2016|

The financial details required to obtain a mortgage can seem never ending. I will never forget the time I watched a loan officer placing U.S. saving bonds on the copy machine as proof of funds for a down payment. There is a detailed process that goes on behind the scenes that determine if you are […]

Financial Tune Up

By |November 12th, 2016|

It pays each year to review certain household expenses to make sure that you are still getting the best value. When you keep your eye on cable TV contracts, phone, and internet plans you can save money by checking that you are not tied into an old contract that keeps the bills high. Many […]

September 2016

Know the Neighborhood – Before You Buy

By |September 11th, 2016|

From urban hot spot to quiet countryside, the right neighborhood can make all the difference between loving your new digs and longing for your old home.  Check out these tips for investigating neighborhoods when you’re house hunting
Dream First
What does your dream neighborhood look like?  What’s most important to you?  Top-notch schools, nearby parks, lots […]

Fear of the Unknown

By |September 10th, 2016|

There is a certain segment of the population that dreams of homeownership, but who are afraid of what completing a mortgage application may uncover.  Plagued by the fear of the unknown and possibly being denied a mortgage, this can stop people from moving forward and they may never enjoy the perks of owning a home.

 

If you […]

August 2016

For Sale By Agent

By |August 23rd, 2016|

With the sophistication of on-line real estate websites, you are now able to see your home’s estimated worth at any point in time. All of this easy access may lull you into thinking you could be your own agent. After all, you may possess some of the skills needed; in addition to the plethora […]

July 2016

Understanding what Affects your Credit Score

By |July 21st, 2016|