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‘Til Debt Do Us Part: How to Discuss Finances with Your Partner

Are you ready to take your relationship to the next level, for richer or for poorer?  It may be time to discuss your finances with your partner. It isn’t the most romantic advice, but to avoid relationship problems down the road it is important to have “the talk” before things start getting more serious.   […]

Home Energy Costs

How to Cut Energy Costs

You know it already—owning a home is expensive. Bills piling up every month can really stress a person out. Don’t let them. Starting energy saving habits and making some small changes in your home can make a real difference in your utility bills and ease the financial burden of homeownership.   Heating and Cooling Heating […]

Magic Words to Sell Your Home

Magic Words to Sell Your Home

Are you struggling to sell your home? Make sure you are using your listing to advertise your home’s best features, so you can find the right homebuyer in record time. Check out these magic keywords that could speed up the selling of your home! Highlight the best features: Green Having an energy efficient home is […]

Essential Tips for Single Homebuyers

Essential Tips for Single Home Buyers

Buying a home is a big step for anyone, but if you are a single home buyer the process could be even more daunting. There may be some challenges faced when buying a home independently, but it is possible! With enough planning and understanding, you can become a homeowner without relying on anyone else. Know […]

Steps to Saving Down Payment

6 Steps to Start Saving for Your Down Payment

Thinking about buying a home, but having trouble saving for the down payment? If you are struggling with saving for your down payment, you are not alone. According to a study by Zillow, saving for a down payment was the top hurdle towards homeownership for more than two-thirds of renters, beating out mortgage approval and […]

Benefits to Refinancing

Benefits to Refinancing Your Mortgage

Lower Interest Rates & Monthly Payments With rates trending towards record lows, there has never been a better time to consider refinancing your mortgage. Reducing your interest rate not only helps you save money, it also increases the rate at which you build equity in your home and can decrease your monthly payments.  What is […]

Mortgage Sold

What Does it Mean When Your “Mortgage is Sold”?

Have you received a letter notifying you that your mortgage loan has been sold? If so, don’t be alarmed! This is common practice among most mortgage companies. Having a sold loan means that the lender has sold the rights to service the loan (i.e. collect the monthly principal and interest payments.) Everything about the loan […]

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Easy Home-Staging Tips to Sell Your Home

If you’re preparing to sell your home, you may encounter some pressure when presenting your home to buyers. Home-staging is important when showcasing the best qualities of your home. Consider these easy home-staging tips from the experts to help you get the price you want, without breaking the bank, so you can make your next […]

Loan Estimate

Your Loan Estimate: What to Look For

After you apply for a mortgage, you will receive the most important document in the loan process—the Loan Estimate. The Loan Estimate is a three-page form covering important information regarding your potential loan. This form will give you an estimated interest rate, monthly payment, closing costs and more! This estimate does not necessarily mean that […]