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Can’t Find Your Dream Home? Some alternatives for First-Time Homebuyers

It’s not uncommon for first-time home buyers to build up big expectations of finding a “dream home” — a culmination of all their hard work and sensibly-saved earnings. And while it’s called a “dream home” for a reason, it’s not your only — or even necessarily the best — option for your first real estate … Continued

5 Home Renovations to Do Now if You’re Selling in the Spring

When making the decision to sell your home, every homeowner hopes to get the highest price in the least amount of time possible on the market. According to Zillow, the best time of year to achieve both of those goals is in the Spring. This season offers a number of attractive advantages for both buyers … Continued

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