Buying A Home In The Winter

Buying A Home In The Winter
Buying A Home In The Winter

Q: I’m ready to buy a new home and I’d rather not wait until spring. What do I need to know about buying a house during the winter?  

A: Spring and summer are, by far, the most popular seasons for house-hunting. But, that shouldn’t stop

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7 Reasons Not To Skip A Home Inspection

7 Reasons Not To Skip A Home Inspection
7 Reasons Not To Skip A Home Inspection

Shopping for a new home can be an exciting blur of listings, neighborhood scouting and open houses. There’s so much to consider! You want a house in the perfect neighborhood with that gorgeous kitchen and great yard, all within your budget. 

And then, it all finally comes

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How To Prepare Your Home For Winter

How To Prepare Your Home For Winter
How To Prepare Your Home For Winter

Q: Help! I know I need to prepare my home for the upcoming cold weather, but I don’t know where to start. What do I need to do?


A: As soon as you see the seasonal aisles at your favorite superstores filling with Halloween paraphernalia, you know “

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Why Does My Mortgage Lender Need So Much Information?

Why Does My Mortgage Lender Need So Much Information
Why Does My Mortgage Lender Need So Much Information?

Q: I’m applying for a mortgage through my credit union and I’m a bit surprised at the amount of information they’re asking for to process my loan. Why do they need to know so much about me to grant me a home loan

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Mistakes First Time Home Buyers Make - Infographic

Mistakes First Time Home Buyers Make
Mistakes First Time Home Buyers Make
1.) Not Knowing Your Housing Budget 

Figure out exactly how much you can afford to pay each month in shelter costs. 

Be sure to include:

  • Mortgage payments (including interest – and PMI if applicable)
  • Property tax
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4 Ways To Bring Your Dream Kitchen To Life

4 Ways To Bring Your Kitchen To Life
4 Ways To Bring Your Kitchen To Life

The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where we spend many hours whipping up delectable dishes to please every palate and food plan. It’s where we catch a quick morning chat over coffee and linger over dinners together in the early evening. 

The kitchen is where it’s at. 

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The 20% Down Myth

The 20% Down Myth
The 20% Down Myth

Are you desperate to own a home of your own? 
If that’s your dream, you are likely saving up, dollar by hard-earned dollar, until you have that magic number: 20% of your dream home’s total value. That’s what all the experts say, right? 
For the average American home, 20% amounts to a pretty big number. Throw in closing costs and you’

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