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  • Tips for Buying & Selling at the Same Time

    Juggling between buying and selling a home can get tricky at times. If you need the funds from your home sale to purchase your next house, the timing of your home sale can be critical to meeting deadlines. Here are some creative ways to get to your final destination unscathed.
  • 3 Easy Ways to Save for a Down Payment

    Getting ready to dive into the world of home ownership? Then you’re probably looking closely at your budget and bank account. One of the best ways to save money, when buying a home is to stash away as much money down as possible, so that you can avoid PMI and reduce your loan amount.
  • How Credit Checks Affect Buying a Home

    You probably know that your credit score is something that all mortgage companies will look at when you apply for a loan. But, how does your credit score and credit checking actually affect buying a home? Here are a few of the basic things to know before you apply for a mortgage.
  • How to Create a Beautiful Outdoor Space

    During the spring and summer months, you probably plan to spend a lot of time outside. As you move your nighttime hours to the deck, patio or screened in porch, you might be getting motivated to spruce it up a bit. Here are some ways to make something beautiful out of the ordinary.
  • Biggest Garage Sale Mistakes

    It’s that time of year again; time to think about spring cleaning. If you have enough to get rid of, you might be considering a garage sale. Before you jump in headfirst, be smart and learn from others’ past mistakes.
  • Can I Get Rid of My Private Mortgage Insurance?

    The basic requirements for canceling private mortgage insurance (PMI) are these:
  • Appraisal Myths Debunked

    The appraisal process can be frustrating. It never seems like your home is valued where you think it should be valued. It’s hard (as a seller) not to feel like the whole thing is “rigged” by the buyer.
  • Are you Ready to Show your Home? Here's a Checklist

    You might feel like you’re mentally ready to sell your home, but is your home ready? Look at this quick checklist of things that you shouldn’t forget before you let potential buyers check out your house.
  • Small Budget Cuts for Big Savings

    If you’re like most people, you have dreams – whether it’s going to Italy, becoming the CEO of your company, starting a non-profit, sky-diving or just plain old making a difference while you’re here on this Earth. Whatever your aspirations may be — it might require some extra cash.
  • How Millennial Buyers are Different than Baby Boomers

    When selling your home, it’s important to think about your prospective buyers and how you should market differently to each group. Even if you think your home would be better suited for a baby boomer or retiree, you might be surprised to find out your home could be attractive to a single Millennial. Here’s how your Millennial marketing plan might need to be updated.