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17 01, 2017

Should You Buy a Home With No Money Down?

Did you know that you can buy a house with no money down? There are several loans and/or grants available to first time buyers, military veterans and everyday people. I am a fan of no money down home loans and grant programs, and here is why I think you should be too.

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30 08, 2016

Hey Millennials…Should You Own or Rent Your Home?

“Mortgage interest rates can’t go any lower!” That’s what many Americans have been saying for the last seven years. Well, thanks to Brexit and other global economic factors, rates continue to drop.

Several lenders have priced their 30-year fixed rate mortgage around 3.00% to 3.50% (based on the qualifications of the borrowers).  Those awesome rates are about Read More

21 06, 2016

Parents After Graduation

It is officially Graduation time. It is a time to celebrate young adults achieving their goals and encouraging them to strive for their dreams. Proud parents we are and will continue to be.

But what now?

For the past 18 years our lives have revolved around our children and their activities.   Now there is empty spots Read More

31 05, 2016

Buying a new home? Let us help you!

Buying a New Home? It’s Never Too Soon to Prepare!

So, you’ve been thinking that maybe it’s time to stop paying rent and buy a home of your own? Let us give you some pointers so your finances are in good shape and you can concentrate on enjoying the search!

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1 03, 2016

Reduce the Stress of Buying Your First Home

The following blog is written by our guest blogger, Ellen Cannon from NerdWallet.

With mortgage rates still near historic lows and home prices rising, now may be the time to buy your first home. According to the National Association of Realtors, nearly one-third of all homebuyers in 2015 were first-timers. Of those, nearly half said Read More

11 06, 2015

Saving for Your New Home’s Down Payment: 5 Easy Tips

If you’ve been thinking about becoming a homeowner, one of the best first steps you can take is to start saving now for your down payment. Coming up with a down payment is one of the biggest obstacles homebuyers can face, but you can make the journey as easy as possible by having that Read More

9 06, 2015

Renting vs. Owning: Which is Right for You?

The decision to buy or rent depends on many factors: your current finances, your future plans and the lifestyle you want to live. Like many other major life decisions, there are pros and cons to consider on both sides.

For instance, if you currently rent or are leaning that way, you have to be wary Read More

7 06, 2015

6 Steps To Improving Your Credit Score

Credit scores are not always the easiest to understand. So, whether you’re interested in boosting your credit score or just looking for a few good tips on how to manage your credit, we think the tips below can help you reach your goals.

Probably the biggest reason to improve your credit score is to help Read More

3 06, 2015

25 Tips to Make Moving Less Stressful

 

Moving is on just about every list of life’s biggest stressors. It’s all smiles and cheers once you have found a new home, but then the reality of everything you need to do sinks in – packing and unpacking – and you start to think, “Where do I even begin?” Well, this list is Read More

22 07, 2014

How to Stage Your Home to Sell!

It has been known that proper staging of a home can help sell your home faster and sometimes even at a higher price.  Whether you are planning to hire a pro or want to learn a few tricks to do it yourself, these tips will get you up to speed on the latest techniques Read More