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Three Key Tips to Help Ensure Your Mortgage Pre-Approval Isn’t Declined
November 19, 2014 |

Three Key Tips to Help Ensure Your Mortgage Pre-Approval Isn’t Declined

In today’s blog post we’ll share three quick tips that can help to ensure that your mortgage pre-approval isn’t declined.

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The Down Payment: Everything You Need to Know About Your Down Payment on a New Home
November 18, 2014 |

The Down Payment: Everything You Need to Know About Your Down Payment on a New Home

Whether you’re just starting to shop for a new home or you’ve found the perfect house and are crafting your offer, if you’re taking out a mortgage to help cover your real estate purchase you’ve likely given some thought to your down payment.

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Refinancing Your Mortgage: Understanding the Various Types of Refinancing
November 13, 2014 |

Refinancing Your Mortgage: Understanding the Various Types of Refinancing

In today’s blog post we’ll introduce mortgage refinancing and discuss a few of the ways that you can use this tool to help accomplish your financial goals.

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Home and Garden

Bathroom Remodel
[ 0 ] November 20, 2014 |

Bathroom Remodel

The one color that never goes out of style in a bathroom is classic white.  Watch and see how a dated bathroom is turned into a lovely, timeless retreat.

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10 Ways To Increase Your Home’s Value
[ 0 ] November 18, 2014 |

10 Ways To Increase Your Home’s Value

Strategic renovations can both increase the value of your home and, in certain cases, you can recoup a big part of your renovation investment.  Here is a list of the top ten renovation projects. Wood deck Siding replacement Minor kitchen remodeling Window replacement Bathroom remodel Major kitchen remodeling Attic  bedroom remodeling Basement remodeling Two story […]

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Save Money on Your Home Energy Costs This Winter in Just Three Easy Steps
November 14, 2014 |

Save Money on Your Home Energy Costs This Winter in Just Three Easy Steps

It doesn’t matter if you heat your home with electricity, natural gas or some other energy source; prices continue to rise and that means increased heating costs. In today’s blog post we’ll share three easy ways that you can save money on your home energy costs this winter.

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Home Buyer Tips

Three Key Tips to Help Ensure Your Mortgage Pre-Approval Isn’t Declined
November 19, 2014 |

Three Key Tips to Help Ensure Your Mortgage Pre-Approval Isn’t Declined

In today’s blog post we’ll share three quick tips that can help to ensure that your mortgage pre-approval isn’t declined.

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The Down Payment: Everything You Need to Know About Your Down Payment on a New Home
November 18, 2014 |

The Down Payment: Everything You Need to Know About Your Down Payment on a New Home

Whether you’re just starting to shop for a new home or you’ve found the perfect house and are crafting your offer, if you’re taking out a mortgage to help cover your real estate purchase you’ve likely given some thought to your down payment.

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Negotiation Tips: How to Ask the Seller to Pay the Closing Costs
November 7, 2014 |

Negotiation Tips: How to Ask the Seller to Pay the Closing Costs

You’ve found the perfect new house or condo, and you are now preparing an offer that you believe the seller will find tempting enough to accept. The question is, should you ask the seller to pay some or all of the closing costs?

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Other Recent Posts

Buying a Home with a Mortgage? A Quick Guide to Closing Costs and What to Expect

Buying a Home with a Mortgage? A Quick Guide to Closing Costs and What to Expect

November 25, 2014 |

Whether you’re just starting to shop for a new home or you’ve already found the perfect new house and you’re ready to submit an offer, if you’re taking out a mortgage loan to cover some of the home’s purchase price you should be aware of the various closing costs you may encounter.

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USDA Mortgages: Take Advantage of These Low-Rate Mortgage Loans to Buy a New Home

USDA Mortgages: Take Advantage of These Low-Rate Mortgage Loans to Buy a New Home

November 21, 2014 |

In today’s blog post we’ll introduce the USDA Rural Development Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program, explain the benefits of this mortgage program and how to determine if you qualify.

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Market News for November 20, 2014

Market News for November 20, 2014

[ 0 ] November 20, 2014 |

The housing market received good news this morning as the National Association of REALTORS® reported that Existing Home Sales in October rose by 1.5% from September. Sales came in at an annual rate of 5.26 million units, which was above the 5.17 million expected. Buyers have been encouraged by the low interest rate environment and […]

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FOMC Minutes: Economy Growing, Housing Lags

FOMC Minutes: Economy Growing, Housing Lags

November 20, 2014 |

Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting held October 28 and 29 were released Wednesday. The report suggests that the U.S. economy continues to improve, although the annual inflation rate remains near 1.50 percent and short of the committee’s goal of 2.00 percent.

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Market News for November 19, 2014

Market News for November 19, 2014

[ 0 ] November 19, 2014 |

The government reported mixed housing news on Wednesday stating that October Housing Starts declined by 2.8% from September to an annual rate of 1.01 million units. That was below the 1.025 million expected. Single-family starts rose by 4.2%, while multi-family dwellings fell by nearly 16%. Building Permits, a sign of future construction, rose by nearly […]

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