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Moving Process

The Pros and Cons of a 20% Down Payment

Apr 11, 2022

It’s a common misconception that buyers must make a 20% down payment on a home. In reality, the average down payment in 2021 was just 12%. There are several reasons why 20% is the recommended amount, but…

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4 Common Homebuyer Mistakes to Avoid

Mar 18, 2022

You’ve been preapproved for your mortgage, and you’re just waiting on that magical closing date when you can get your keys and move into your dream house. Nothing can stop you, right? Well, that’s not…

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New Colors for Your Next Home Project

Mar 03, 2022

Every year, paint companies, interior designers, and other professionals choose a “color of the year.” These hues usually represent the feelings of the moment — or the changes they hope the new year will bring….

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Tips for Buying a Home on One Income

Feb 15, 2022

You don’t need two incomes to buy a house. It’s becoming quite common (and necessary in some cases) to buy property with a single income these days. Whether you’re buying your first property on your…

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Your Debt-to-Income Ratio Calculation

Jan 14, 2022

Your debt-to-income (DTI) ratio is an important factor when applying for a mortgage or refinance. Not only does it play a role in your ability to qualify, but it can also influence your interest rate…

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4 Benefits of Being a Homeowner

Nov 12, 2021

Buying a home is a huge life goal for many people — and for good reason. For one, homeownership means putting down roots. You get a place that’s all your own — one that you…

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A Guide to First-Time Buyer Resources

Oct 14, 2021

Whether it’s your first time buying a home or it’s just been a while, there’s a chance you might need some help along the way.  Fortunately, if you’re a first-timer — or if you haven’t…

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How to Boost Your Homebuying Savings

Aug 24, 2021

For many people, the upfront cost of buying a home feels like the biggest hurdle, and that’s understandable. After all, having a solid down payment is important. Not only can it lower your monthly and…

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5 Things to Know About Today’s Market

Aug 13, 2021

With home prices skyrocketing, there’s been a lot of speculation lately. Are we in a bubble? Will the housing market crash? Will home values come plummeting to the ground again? Fortunately, those concerns are largely…

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5 Great Ways to Use Extra Space at Home

Jul 26, 2021

Extra rooms can quickly turn into catch-alls. You move in, and suddenly that space ends up full of holiday decorations, old school projects and the extra chair you can’t find anywhere else to place. But…

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