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Top 5 Reasons to Own a Home in 2016

Whether you already own a home or are considering buying a home this year, a home purchase is a long-term commitment, even if you have enough money to buy it outright. Here are the top 5 reasons to own a … Continue reading

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Special Home Financing Programs: FHA, VA and USDA Loans

Looking to buy a home in 2016? In addition to conventional mortgages, specialty, government-backed financing programs are available: FHA, VA and USDA loans. FHA loans: Offered by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), which is part of the U.S. Department of … Continue reading

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Fight Cabin Fever with These 5 Winter Home Decorating Tips

Are you getting tired of the cold, dreary days of winter? Me too! Brighten up your home – and your outlook – with these fun winter decorating tips for your home: Add unexpected pops of color around your home: throw … Continue reading

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Homeowner’s Insurance vs. Home Warranty: What’s the Difference?

Because your home is one of your most valuable investments, it is important to protect it. There are two primary ways to do that: homeowners’ insurance and home warranty. While both are important resources, they cover different things. Here are … Continue reading

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For Homebuyers: 7 Ways to Save for a Down Payment

In 2014, the largest group of homebuyers were Millennials (age 34 and younger), according to the 2015 National Association of Realtors® Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study. In fact, Millennials represented 32% of all homebuyers. Generation X (ages 35 … Continue reading

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10 Easy Ways Organize to Your Home for the New Year

The New Year is right around the corner, and many of us are vowing to start the year off right by exercising more, eating better and being more organized. The first two won’t help you sell your home, but the … Continue reading

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9 Tips for Selling Your Home This Winter

Winter isn’t necessarily a good time to sell a home, but it can be done successfully. There is less competition, but there are also fewer people looking for homes. Here are some 7 tips and tricks to get your house … Continue reading

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6 Homeowner Tax Credits and Deductions to Use in 2015

There are many advantages to owning a home versus renting one. One of the most significant reasons is the tax savings owning a home provides. As the year comes to a close, here are some tax savings eligible homeowners can … Continue reading

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Handy Resources for Winter Storms

The winter storm season is upon us, complete with power outages, school delays, road closures and more. To help you and your families stay safe, dry and warm, here is a list of helpful resources. A special thank you to … Continue reading

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9 Tips to Keep Your Budget and Credit Score on Track This Holiday Season

With so many people on your gift list, it’s easy to get carried away with holiday shopping. However, overspending can negatively impact your credit score, which can affect your home buying ability, if you’re not careful. Here are some tips … Continue reading

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