Tips & Tricks

Buying a Homestead: 7 Pros & Cons

May 22, 2023

The homesteading movement is becoming immensely popular. It’s not too surprising — the lifestyle can be very appealing.  If you’re curious about the ins and outs of buying and owning a homestead, this overview of…

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Getting a Mortgage With Student Debt

May 12, 2023

More than 43 million Americans have student loans. So if you’re hoping to buy a home with student loans in tow, you’re not alone. Fortunately, student loans are treated just like any other debt when…

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Mortgage Points and Credits Explained

Apr 24, 2023

Mortgage rates are more flexible than you might think. While rates are largely based on your credit score, down payment, and other risk factors, you can also manipulate them with things called discount points and…

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How New Pricing Model Affects Loan Fees

Apr 10, 2023

Closing costs are an unavoidable part of the mortgage process. But as of May, some of those costs may change and even increase for some homebuyers and refinancers. This is due to recent changes made…

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4 Easy Ways to Shrink Your Utility Bills

Mar 27, 2023

The cost of living has risen steadily over the past few years, and utilities are no exception. As inflation continues to put pressure on the average American’s budget, it’s no wonder that many home renovations…

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Managing a Mortgage After Divorce

Mar 13, 2023

Divorce can complicate things — especially for couples who own a home together. Even if both spouses agree on what to do with the house, there’s still the issue of what to do about the…

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How Homeowners Build Generational Wealth

Feb 27, 2023

Homeownership can be a pathway to building generational wealth — in fact, owning a home is so closely linked to long-term stability that it’s been one of the few life goals that’s just as common…

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4 Signs That It’s Time For a New Roof

Feb 13, 2023

Repairing or replacing your roof can be a big investment.  As a homeowner, it’s natural to want to wait until the time is right to get the most out of your roof’s lifespan. As a…

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When You Should (Not) Refinance

Jan 23, 2023

Refinancing is common practice for homeowners, and it’s often a smart financial move. It can lower your payment, reduce your interest rate and more. But when it’s not the right time to refinance, it can…

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What to Know About Property Liens

Jan 09, 2023

For both homebuyers and homeowners, understanding how property liens work is important. In fact, they could impact your ability to buy a specific house or make a home cost more. Fortunately, finding out if a…

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