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Looking to Pay Back Your Mortgage Faster? Three Reasons to Consider Switching to Bi-weekly Payments
September 16, 2014 |

Looking to Pay Back Your Mortgage Faster? Three Reasons to Consider Switching to Bi-weekly Payments

What are some of the reasons why it may be beneficial to make two payments a month instead of one? Here are three reasons why you should ditch the monthly fees and make payments once every two weeks.

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FHA Home Loans: How to Pre-apply and Get Approved Before Making a Home Purchase Commitment
September 10, 2014 |

FHA Home Loans: How to Pre-apply and Get Approved Before Making a Home Purchase Commitment

Thanks to the FHA home loan program, you can apply for loan approval before you’ve found a home that you want to buy – which means you know what you can afford before you start your house hunt.

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Children Leaving the Nest? 3 Pieces of Sage Advice You Can Share About How to Manage a Mortgage
September 4, 2014 |

Children Leaving the Nest? 3 Pieces of Sage Advice You Can Share About How to Manage a Mortgage

As your sons or daughters prepare to take the plunge into home ownership, make sure they follow three crucial tips that will help them during the mortgage process.

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Home and Garden

Small Space Kitchen Design
[ 0 ] September 10, 2014 |

Small Space Kitchen Design

With a few basic design elements in hand, you can make your small space kitchen look spacious, comfortable, and inviting.

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The Perfect Way to Brew French Press Coffee
[ 0 ] September 3, 2014 |

The Perfect Way to Brew French Press Coffee

Fall’s cooler mornings are making that first cup of coffee seem even more irresistible than ever. This short video shows how to make French Press Coffee. Here’s some coffee trivia: Single? check out what’s your date’s coffee order reveals. Oh, and what does your coffee reveal about you? Interested in how the rest of the world […]

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What Size Rug Should I Buy?
[ 0 ] August 27, 2014 |

What Size Rug Should I Buy?

Trying to figure out what size rug to purchase for your living room can be confusing.  It’s a big investment and you want it to look good for years to come.  In this video from Better Homes and Garden, Home Editor Amy Panos shares some tips for getting the perfect fit.

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Home Buyer Tips

FHA Home Loans: How to Pre-apply and Get Approved Before Making a Home Purchase Commitment
September 10, 2014 |

FHA Home Loans: How to Pre-apply and Get Approved Before Making a Home Purchase Commitment

Thanks to the FHA home loan program, you can apply for loan approval before you’ve found a home that you want to buy – which means you know what you can afford before you start your house hunt.

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Buying Land to Build a New Home On? Don’t Forget These Three Important Considerations
September 9, 2014 |

Buying Land to Build a New Home On? Don’t Forget These Three Important Considerations

When most people talk about real estate, they envision buying an already-built house on already-landscaped property. However, buying vacant land and building a new home is a great way to ensure that you get the home that you want in the location that you want.

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Children Leaving the Nest? 3 Pieces of Sage Advice You Can Share About How to Manage a Mortgage
September 4, 2014 |

Children Leaving the Nest? 3 Pieces of Sage Advice You Can Share About How to Manage a Mortgage

As your sons or daughters prepare to take the plunge into home ownership, make sure they follow three crucial tips that will help them during the mortgage process.

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Other Recent Posts

Speeding Up the Close: Five Tips on How to Close Your Mortgage Loan Faster So You Can Start Moving In

Speeding Up the Close: Five Tips on How to Close Your Mortgage Loan Faster So You Can Start Moving In

September 17, 2014 |

When a seller accepts an offer from a buyer, the process of obtaining the property has just begun. The buyer now has to conduct an inspection, get approval from an attorney and obtain a mortgage – all of which can be time consuming. Here are a few ways that you can speed up the mortgage process and close the deal sooner.

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It’s Not Just Car Storage: How to Transform Your Garage into a Brand New, Highly Usable Space

It’s Not Just Car Storage: How to Transform Your Garage into a Brand New, Highly Usable Space

September 12, 2014 |

With a bit of planning and creativity, you can turn your garage into a much more functional space. Here’s how you can make your garage the most useful space in the house.

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Market News for September 11, 2014

Market News for September 11, 2014

[ 0 ] September 11, 2014 |

The summer of 2014 saw applications for new home purchases plunge, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). The index fell by 9% in August from July, despite home loan rates hovering near 12-month lows. The numbers are generated from Mortgage subsidiaries of home builders across the nation. The MBA is the national association representing […]

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FICO Scores and Your Mortgage: How to Bump Your FICO Score to Secure a Better Mortgage Rate

FICO Scores and Your Mortgage: How to Bump Your FICO Score to Secure a Better Mortgage Rate

September 11, 2014 |

Is your credit score holding you back from getting the best rate on your next mortgage? Here are a few easy and effective tips to help you get your credit score to where you want it to be.

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Market News for September 10, 2014

Market News for September 10, 2014

[ 0 ] September 10, 2014 |

Tech giant and maker of the popular iPhones and Mac products, Apple, introduced the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus yesterday amid big fanfare in Cupertino, California. The company also launched the Apple Watch along with a new payment system called Apple Pay. Apple was founded in 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald […]

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