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‘Don’t Sit Around Waiting for a Deal’ and Other Great Advice from Successful Home Sellers
February 12, 2016 |

‘Don’t Sit Around Waiting for a Deal’ and Other Great Advice from Successful Home Sellers

The real estate market and all the things involved in selling a home can seem complicated, and it can be very hard to know which tips to trust. While there’s plenty of great advice to go around from many knowledgeable sources, here are some of the best tips from home sellers who have made a successful sale.

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3 Reasons You Should Trust in a Mortgage Advisor Instead of Trying to Predict Rates
February 11, 2016 |

3 Reasons You Should Trust in a Mortgage Advisor Instead of Trying to Predict Rates

If the time has come to purchase a home and you’ve been perusing the real estate market, it’s possible you’ve also been considering the mortgage options that might work best for you. In the event that you’re already spending a lot of time looking at homes and trying to sell your own, here are a few reasons you may want to leave your mortgage considerations to a professional.

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3 Reasons You Might Decide to Retire to a Tiny Home – and Why You’ll Love It
February 10, 2016 |

3 Reasons You Might Decide to Retire to a Tiny Home – and Why You’ll Love It

One of the worries associated with getting older is having the ability to maintain your lifestyle in old age, and a smaller home can actually alleviate many of the high costs that go along with having an oversized home.

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Home and Garden

3 Reasons You Might Decide to Retire to a Tiny Home – and Why You’ll Love It
February 10, 2016 |

3 Reasons You Might Decide to Retire to a Tiny Home – and Why You’ll Love It

One of the worries associated with getting older is having the ability to maintain your lifestyle in old age, and a smaller home can actually alleviate many of the high costs that go along with having an oversized home.

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Spring is Almost Here: Planning a Massive Spring Cleaning in Just 4 Easy Steps
February 5, 2016 |

Spring is Almost Here: Planning a Massive Spring Cleaning in Just 4 Easy Steps

It may seem like the holiday season has just passed, but it won’t be too long before the flowers begin to bloom and spring peeks out from around the corner. While the tradition of spring cleaning that comes with the season may not be as common as it once was, it can actually be a great way to revive and refresh and prepare for the summer ahead.

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A Guide to Financing Home Improvements and How Mortgage Refinancing Can Help
January 26, 2016 |

A Guide to Financing Home Improvements and How Mortgage Refinancing Can Help

If you’re planning to remodel or renovate your home in the near future – whether to provide a better living environment or as part of a house flip – you’ll need to find a way to pay for your home improvements. There are several different possible sources of renovation money, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. One option that is gaining popularity is mortgage refinancing.

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Home Buyer Tips

Dealing with an Empty Nest? 5 Great Reasons to Downsize into a New Condo
January 8, 2016 |

Dealing with an Empty Nest? 5 Great Reasons to Downsize into a New Condo

There’s a good chance if your children have recently moved out that your home is feeling a lot larger than it used to, and perhaps you’re re-considering the extra space. If downsizing to a condo is on your mind and you’re weighing the benefits of this kind of move, here are some that might make […]

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5, 10, 20 Percent or More? How to Determine How Big of a Down Payment You Need
January 7, 2016 |

5, 10, 20 Percent or More? How to Determine How Big of a Down Payment You Need

Whether or not you’re new to real estate, there’s little doubt that you’ve heard the term down payment as it relates to purchasing a home. There’s a lot of different information out there in regards to how much this figure should be and it can be hard to determine exactly what the importance of this […]

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5, 10, 20 Percent or More? How to Determine How Big of a Down Payment You Need
January 6, 2016 |

5, 10, 20 Percent or More? How to Determine How Big of a Down Payment You Need

Whether or not you’re new to real estate, there’s little doubt that you’ve heard the term down payment as it relates to purchasing a home. If you’re trying to determine the ideal amount to put down, here are some things to consider.

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Market News for February 10, 2016

Market News for February 10, 2016

February 10, 2016 |

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is on Capitol Hill today giving testimony on monetary policy in front of the House Financial Services Committee. Ms. Yellen expects the economy to warrant only a gradual rise in the short-term Fed Funds Rate as some financial strains weigh on the current outlook. The Fed Funds Rate is the […]

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Market News for February 9, 2016

Market News for February 9, 2016

February 9, 2016 |

CoreLogic, a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled provider, reported on Tuesday that completed foreclosures fell 5.6% from November to December and are down 22.6% compared to December 2014. In addition, foreclosure inventories fell nearly 24% from December 2014 to December 2015. There were 32,000 completed foreclosures in December 2015, down 72.8% from the […]

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Setting the Record Straight: 3 Major Misconceptions About Mortgage Financing

Setting the Record Straight: 3 Major Misconceptions About Mortgage Financing

February 9, 2016 |

Purchasing a home is often considered an important step in one’s financial life. If you’re planning on buying a home soon and want to avoid some major missteps, here are a few tips that will set you up for success.

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Market News for February 8, 2016

Market News for February 8, 2016

February 8, 2016 |

U.S. Stock markets are plunging today after suffering their worst weekly losses in a month last week. Global growth concerns coupled with sliding oil prices continue to weigh on the equity markets. The closely watched S&P 500 is down nearly 10% this year and is off 14% from the all-time highs seen back in May […]

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – Feburary 8, 2016

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – Feburary 8, 2016

February 8, 2016 |

Last week’s scheduled economic news included reports on construction spending and several labor-related reports along with weekly reports on mortgage rates and new jobless claims. The details:

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