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To Renovate or Sell: Things to Consider Before Making Your Decision

Of course, you love your home. From all of the memories you have shared with loved ones in it to the comfort of your daily routine, there are so many things that have made this house your “home.” But when it comes time to give your house a little TLC, sometimes you have to consider … Continued

Beginner’s Guide to Home Automation

In today’s world, everyone and everything is connected by technology. So, it’s no surprise that now we are even connected to our homes at all times no matter where we are. How are we connected to our homes you may ask? And what exactly can we do? Well, here are just a few ways: Let’s … Continued

How Does my Spouse’s Credit Affect Mine

Getting married is such an exciting time! From wedding planning to the big day and your honeymoon, there is so much to look forward to. But, what happens after you’re officially married? Of course, there are the typical aspects, such as moving in together (if you haven’t already) and getting used to both of your … Continued

The Value of Refinancing a Home When You Have Home Equity

When it comes to making the decision of whether to refinance your home, a lot of things come into play. One major factor would be if you have earned home equity over the years. If the answer is yes, continue reading to find out some reason why it might be time to refinance: Better Interest … Continued

The Impact of Tax Reform on Mortgage Deductions

As the United States Senate and House of Representatives continue to work on the issue of tax reform many homeowners and potential home buyers, as well as those in the real estate and mortgage industries, are paying close attention to the fate of the mortgage interest deduction. Current tax code specifies that homeowners who itemize … Continued

Checklist for Winterizing Your Home

It’s important to keep your home in great shape all year long. But winter often brings harsher conditions to homes and homeowners, especially if you live in an area that is usually affected by colder climate. In this post, we’ll offer some simple suggestions to get your home winterized. Feel free to print it out … Continued

Renovate Your Bathroom for the Cold Winter Months

For most of us the cold weather has officially settled in making us all want to just stay inside to keep all warm and comfy in our homes, but unfortunately that’s not always possible. This winter why not update your bathroom to make it the perfect escape after a long day out in the cold. … Continued

Spruce Up Your Bedroom on a Budget

Your bedroom should be one of the most relaxing places in your home where you can always go to unwind and relax, but let’s face it, sometimes we need to spruce things up a bit to make it feel brand new. Just because you want to remodel your room a bit doesn’t mean you have … Continued

Home Renovations Just in Time for the Holiday Season

Summer is officially long gone and the holidays are right around the corner, which means its crunch time if there are still a few things around the house that you want to get done. If you are known as the hostess for all of the holiday festivities, you may want to freshen up your home … Continued

Home Financing Assistance Following a Natural Disaster

In the days following a natural disaster such as a hurricane, flood, earthquake, tornado, or other event, the initial focus is on ensuring that the basic needs of those impacted are taken care of. Those who have been displaced take shelter in community buildings or the homes of friends and neighbors. First responders and volunteers … Continued