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Whether it’s a single project or a full renovation, the most critical element to success is the person you hire to get the work done. Contractors can be amazing assets. Read More
Making the decision that you are financially ready to buy a house is only the first step. Finding the right one is more of a journey. Read More
What you need to know about flooring comes down to who and what will be walking on yours in the coming years. Different materials are suitable for different needs. Read More
You’ve decided it’s time to buy your first home. It’s an exciting, mysterious journey that can seem confusing if you’ve never attempted it before. Read More
The biggest hurdle aspiring homebuyers face is saving enough for a down payment. It takes time and money, but at what point have you saved enough?  The 20 Percent Rule … Was Made to be Broken The rule of thumb for down payments has traditionally been 20 percent of a home’s purchase price. Read More
As you watch the electric bill spike with your air conditioner’s use, it’s natural to wonder if it’s time the sun starts kicking in for its role in adding to your expenses. With solar technology evolving to the point where tiles can be indistinguishable from regular roofing material and the prices still falling toward a more affordable range, it may make sense to start looking into the cost of switching to solar power. Read More
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Despite the importance of interest rates and their direct influence on your monthly mortgage payment, rates should not necessarily be the deciding factor as to whether to buy now, later or at all. There are bigger questions to ask: Predicting the Direction of Interest Rates Despite all the known factors that influence rates, such as the state of the economy, inflation, the job market, the housing market, Fed policy, what the 10-year Treasury is doing, etc. Read More
Their business names roll off the tongue like a silky lullaby: Gentle Transitions, Caring Transitions, and Moving Matters. These and about 1,000 other companies like them across the country are helping mostly seniors downsize and relocate. Read More
With the increased popularity of private accommodations, a market that grew 11% in 2016 and is expected to total $36. 6 billion by 2018, you might be considering listing your family's vacation home to generate some added income from this trend. Read More
Despite the importance of interest rates and their direct influence on your monthly mortgage payment, rates should not necessarily be the deciding factor as to whether to buy now, later or at all. There are bigger questions to ask: Predicting the Direction of Interest Rates Despite all the known factors that influence rates, such as the state of the economy, inflation, the job market, the housing market, Fed policy, what the 10-year Treasury is doing, etc. Read More
Preparing to take the biggest test of your life, you study extra hard and get a good night’s sleep before the big day. Preparing for a job interview, you research the employer and you show up on the big day at least 10 minutes early. Read More
If you’ve been seriously shopping for a home, then you no doubt have some idea about the house and neighborhood you can afford and the money you want to put toward a down payment to keep your monthly payments manageable. And it’s likely that during your search you’ve allowed a few compromises to creep into your thinking to make your homeownership dream come true, perhaps persuading yourself that adding 15 minutes to your commute in exchange for a bigger house wouldn’t be the end of the world. Read More
Front porches were a common feature in American homes up until the early 1900s. In a world before air conditioning, they offered a retreat from both rainy and hot weather by providing protection, shade, and, often, a welcomed cool breeze. Read More
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The statistics are sobering, if not staggering. Since 1980, wages have grown by only 25%, while the median home value has risen 60%. Read More
If you’ve been seriously shopping for a home, then you no doubt have some idea about the house and neighborhood you can afford and the money you want to put toward a down payment to keep your monthly payments manageable. And it’s likely that during your search you’ve allowed a few compromises to creep into your thinking to make your homeownership dream come true, perhaps persuading yourself that adding 15 minutes to your commute in exchange for a bigger house wouldn’t be the end of the world. Read More
When buying a home, your focus is often on getting the deal done with as low a down payment as possible. While that’s a savvy move, it can come with the added expense of a monthly insurance premium when you purchase with a down payment that’s less than 20 percent. Read More
    You hear almost every day, especially from millennials and first-time homebuyers, that’s it’s almost impossible to buy a house today.   And while it’s true that wages are struggling to keep up with housing prices, it wasn’t necessarily a picnic for your parents or grandparents either to purchase a house when they were just starting out. Read More
When considering homeownership, one of the most important decisions you'll have to make  is how to handle the down payment. Down payments can be challenging, but they can be doable if you set a goal for yourself. Read More
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