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Home Buying

Home buying is not something you do everyday.  When you buy a home, there is more than just the paperwork, terminology, fees, and amount of people involved.  It's about making sure you get the right home for you.  Preparing yourself ahead of time with knowledge about home buying is what this section of the blog will help you do so you can put homeownership in reach, without over-reaching.

Home Improvements to make this winter

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The winter season isn’t the most conventional time to begin home improvement projects, but there are plenty of reasonable projects you can undertake to help improve the comfort and value of your home while it’s cold outside. In the following blog, we have listed some ideas to consider for winter home improvements.

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Keeping your home secure

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Home security options are ever-evolving and for good reason. People are always finding new ways to break-in and enter homes as well as stealing valuable items from your property. However, many people don’t begin to think about home security until something happens to them. Don’t fall victim to complacency. Read the following blog for a few different ways you can help secure your home from potential break-ins and property theft.

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Tips & Advice for Selling your Home

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In the following blog we have highlighted a few different ways you can improve the value and sellability of your home.

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Ideas for a Summer Home Improvement

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With nowhere to go, take those additional funds this year and invest it in some home improvements! Take a look at these ideas!

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Advice for First-Time Home Buyers

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In the following blog, we have highlighted some useful tips and advice for first-time home buyers in the hopes of making the process a little easier and calming as you become a home owner.

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The Best Value-Boosting Home Improvements

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Let’s begin by getting one thing straight, not all upgrades are equal. Some improvements will not raise the value/ resale price of your home as much as you would hope. Another way to put it is just because you make an improvement, it does not mean you will get your money back. Resale is about making your home attractive to a wide variety of people therefore you should focus on the improvements that are most desirable by the majority of home buyers. Here is a list of some cost effective improvements that will help you reach your home value goals!

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Buying Vs. Renting

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Are you looking for a new place to live? Maybe you’re family is growing and you need more space, or maybe you are graduating this spring and are ready to start life on your own. Either way, you probably have questions about whether to rent or buy. One is not necessarily better that the other. It is more of a situational factor, depending on what is important to you. The list below goes through some of the pros and cons of both renting and buying to help you make the right choice for you.

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5 Ways to Stage Your Home for a Fast Sale

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Today's real estate market is crowded with inventory, so if you want to sell your home, it has to stand out. Staging, or making it appeal to the broadest possible group of people, is one way to do just that.  That means depersonalizing your home so buyers can visualize themselves living in it. Check out our staging tips that you can use to help sell your home quickly.

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6 Questions First-Time Homebuyers Should Ask Themselves

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Part of the American dream is to become a homeowner. We dream of a place that we can call our own. A place that is comfortable and safe. A place we are proud of. A place where we can plant the roots for our future. To some however, the process seems so overwhelming and the concern of whether or not you are “doing it right” deters some from achieving the goal.  So how do you know if you are ready to become a homeowner? Here are six areas you will want to consider that will make your decision to buy a home the right one.

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How Much Home Can You Afford?

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If you are looking to purchase a home, a popular question that you will need an answer to is, “How much home can I afford?”  The short answer is that it depends.  There are two methods that a mortgage lender can use to find your maximum home purchase price.

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