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Buyer Beware: Three Major Red Flags to Watch for When Visiting Open Houses

  Open houses are a good opportunity to get out to see what kind of home you’re looking for and if it will work for you. Fortunately, they can also be a good opportunity to find out some things about the house you’re looking at that might not be listed on the website and may… Continue reading Buyer Beware: Three Major Red Flags to Watch for When Visiting Open Houses

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Thinking About a Second Mortgage on Your House? Here’s What You Need to Know

Whether it’s to consolidate debt or make funds available for a home renovation, many people consider a second mortgage to make it possible to pursue other options. However, like any important financial decision, it’s important to be informed about the financial implications before diving in. If you’re currently weighing your mortgage options and are considering… Continue reading Thinking About a Second Mortgage on Your House? Here’s What You Need to Know

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The 10-year Mortgage: Why a Shorter Amortization Period Can Be Your Best Option

From ‘down payment’ to ‘adjustable rate’ to ‘debt-to-income’ ratio, there are so many terms involved in the mortgage process that it can be hard to learn them all and keep them straight. However, whether you’ve heard it, the term ‘amortization period’ might be one of the most important ones associated with your financial well-being. If… Continue reading The 10-year Mortgage: Why a Shorter Amortization Period Can Be Your Best Option

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Yes, It’s True! Why Replacing Your Front Door Can Help to Sell Your Home Faster

There are plenty of things that you’ll need to shape up when you embark on selling your home, whether it’s painting the house or the minor fix-ups, but it’s easy to forget about some items that will be clear to homebuyers. If you’re preparing to put your home on the market and are wondering what… Continue reading Yes, It’s True! Why Replacing Your Front Door Can Help to Sell Your Home Faster

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What Fees Are Involved With a Reverse Mortgage? Let’s Take a Look

  Investing in a home may be one of the most significant purchases you’ll make in your lifetime, but many people forget that there are several other costs associated with buying a home. If you’re considering a reverse mortgage and want to be clear on all fees involved, here are a few things you can… Continue reading What Fees Are Involved With a Reverse Mortgage? Let’s Take a Look

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4 Dated Design Features to Get Rid of Before Listing Your Home for Sale

Most homeowners get used to a certain aesthetic in their own home that they’re comfortable with, but if you’re putting your home on the market it may be time to get rid of some of the old familiarities. While it won’t be worth your time or money to renovate everything, here are a few design-style… Continue reading 4 Dated Design Features to Get Rid of Before Listing Your Home for Sale

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You Ask, We Answer: What Are the Pros and Cons of Private Mortgage Insurance?

  It’s easy to get Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) confused with homeowners’ insurance, but PMI is an entirely different thing that may or may not be necessary when it comes to your home purchase. If you’re going to be investing in a home soon and are wondering what PMI may mean for you, here are… Continue reading You Ask, We Answer: What Are the Pros and Cons of Private Mortgage Insurance?