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What Types of Coverage Are Included in Standard Home Insurance Policies? Let’s Take a Look
September 28, 2016 |

What Types of Coverage Are Included in Standard Home Insurance Policies? Let’s Take a Look

Every insurance policy is different and can provide certain levels of protection tailored towards the needs of the policy holder. However, there are some standard types of coverage that are included in most basic home insurance policies.

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Credit Score Got You Concerned? Here’s 3 Ways to Get It Together
September 27, 2016 |

Credit Score Got You Concerned? Here’s 3 Ways to Get It Together

If you’re worried about your bad credit, you’ll want to do everything in your power to improve your rating as quickly as possible – especially if you are looking to purchase a home in the near future. Improving your credit rating can give you access to better interest rates on mortgages or even help you to get that job you’re after.

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Selling Your Home This Autumn? Try Boosting Your Curb Appeal with These Inexpensive Upgrades
September 23, 2016 |

Selling Your Home This Autumn? Try Boosting Your Curb Appeal with These Inexpensive Upgrades

Curb appeal is the first impression that your home will have on potential buyers, so it’s important to make it a good one. Try these simple budget upgrades to give your home the “WOW” factor that buyers are looking for!

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Real Estate

Three Key Points to Remember When Investing in a Cottage or Waterfront Getaway
September 22, 2016 |

Three Key Points to Remember When Investing in a Cottage or Waterfront Getaway

If you’re looking to invest in a cottage or waterfront getaway, there are three key things to keep in mind throughout your search.

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Feeling the Squeeze of Rising Rents? Here Are 3 Reasons You Should Consider Buying a Starter Home
September 21, 2016 |

Feeling the Squeeze of Rising Rents? Here Are 3 Reasons You Should Consider Buying a Starter Home

With real estate becoming more affordable, new homes being sold in a range of prices and the cost of rent going up, there has never been a better time to consider buying a starter home.

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Investing in a Vacation Property? Learn What You’ll Need to Have to Get A Mortgage Approved
September 16, 2016 |

Investing in a Vacation Property? Learn What You’ll Need to Have to Get A Mortgage Approved

While a second home can seem like a great purchase and solid investment opportunity, there are different requirements that go into this type of purchase. If you’re considering a vacation home, you may want to be aware of the following financial factors.

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Market News

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – September 26, 2016
September 26, 2016 |

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – September 26, 2016

Last week’s economic news was abundant with releases on home builder sentiment, housing starts, building permits, sales of previously owned homes. The Federal Open Market Committee of the Federal Reserve released its customary statement at the conclusion of its meeting; Fed Chair Janet Yellen also gave a press conference. Weekly readings on new jobless claims and mortgage rates were released as usual.

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Market News for September 8, 2016
September 8, 2016 |

Market News for September 8, 2016

Despite the recent positive developments in the labor force, things may not be as good as they seem. In a recent report by President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, 83% of men in the prime working ages of 25-54 who were not in the labor force had not worked in the previous year. This equals […]

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Market News for September 7, 2016
September 7, 2016 |

Market News for September 7, 2016

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this morning that job openings across the country rose to an all-time high of 5.9 million, as evidenced by its Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) report. The number of job openings increased over the month for total private companies and was little changed for government. Job openings […]

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Home and Garden

Selling Your Home This Autumn? Try Boosting Your Curb Appeal with These Inexpensive Upgrades
September 23, 2016 |

Selling Your Home This Autumn? Try Boosting Your Curb Appeal with These Inexpensive Upgrades

Curb appeal is the first impression that your home will have on potential buyers, so it’s important to make it a good one. Try these simple budget upgrades to give your home the “WOW” factor that buyers are looking for!

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Buying Your First Home? Learn These 5 Essential Home Maintenance Skills as Soon as Possible
August 24, 2016 |

Buying Your First Home? Learn These 5 Essential Home Maintenance Skills as Soon as Possible

New homes can be scary. But when you take the time to think about it, and plan ahead, maintaining a home is easier than you think – a manageable mix of experience and common sense. Here are five skills that will help maintain your new home for years to come.

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Getting to Know the Neighbors: 3 Tips for Building Good Relationships
August 23, 2016 |

Getting to Know the Neighbors: 3 Tips for Building Good Relationships

One of the factors involved in feeling truly comfortable in your community is the relationships that you’ve been able to establish with the locals in your neighborhood, but it can be hard to know how to nurture a good relationship. Whether you’re moving to a new home soon or are wondering how to make some nearby friends, here are some simple tips for ingratiating the ones that live closest to you.

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Other Recent Posts

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – September 19, 2016

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – September 19, 2016

September 19, 2016 |

Last week’s economic news included reports on retail sales, inflation, and weekly reports on mortgage rates and new jobless claims.

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Mortgage Myths: Here’s Why You Don’t Need a Full 20 Percent Down Payment

Mortgage Myths: Here’s Why You Don’t Need a Full 20 Percent Down Payment

September 15, 2016 |

If you’re just getting into the real estate market, you may have heard that 20% down is the ideal percentage in order to lower your monthly payments and get your mortgage application approved. However, while 20% is often suggested, many people struggle to come up with this amount of money.

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Real Estate Investing: 3 Insider Tips to Winning House, Land or Foreclosure Auctions

Real Estate Investing: 3 Insider Tips to Winning House, Land or Foreclosure Auctions

September 14, 2016 |

House, land and foreclosure auctions can be one of the most nerve-wracking ways to buy a property. However, if you prepare yourself with proven bidding tactics, auctions can be a great way to purchase your dream home at a competitive price.

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