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How Buying Your Home is Like Finding the Perfect Holiday Gift

How Buying Your Home is Like Finding the Perfect Holiday Gift

In some ways, finding the perfect holiday gift is very similar to buying a home. You may spend a lot of time researching and thinking about your home purchase. You’ll probably even seek the advice of an expert as you…

Holiday Housekeeping and Your Home

Holiday Housekeeping and Your Home

Is a clean house on your list for Santa this year? If not, it may be worth considering since time just seems to evaporate this time of year.  Between attending community and work socials, school events for children, and family…

Fixed Mortgage Rates Dip – Good News for Your Home

Fixed Mortgage Rates Dip – Good News for Your Home

2012 has seen consistently low mortgage rates, but according to the Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®) recently released, those rates have gotten even lower this week! With the 30 year fixed averaging at 3.31% and the 15 year fixed averaging…

Celebrate Gratitude and Thanksgiving in Your Home

Celebrate Gratitude and Thanksgiving in Your Home

The secret to a winning Thanksgiving in your home is to approach it with a sense of gratitude. Compose your guest list of those you love and are glad to have in your life and include them in the meal…

Terms to Know When Buying or Selling a Home

Terms to Know When Buying or Selling a Home

The real estate industry, like most others, uses jargon that is sometimes difficult to understand. Consider this a primer to learning a few of those terms!  Below you have a step by step definition that will make you sound “in…

Tips for Moving Into Your New Home

Tips for Moving Into Your New Home

Moving into a new home can be challenging. Stress and exhaustion are a natural byproduct of the upheaval created from relocation. However, a coordinated, inexpensive and organized transition is possible and actually pretty simple if you utilize the tips listed…

Keeping Your New Home Secure

Keeping Your New Home Secure

Spring is in the air and vacation plans may not be far behind!  Whether you are embarking on a weekend getaway or an extended trip, it’s critical that you make arrangements to ensure the safety of your new home.  Implement…

2012 – An Affordable Time to Buy a Home

2012 – An Affordable Time to Buy a Home

A combination of historically low mortgage rates and declines in home pricing are resulting in the most affordable home market in two decades. This is great news for home buyers, provided they are able to qualify for a loan. Stricter…

“Robo-Signing” Agreement Assists Homeowners

“Robo-Signing” Agreement Assists Homeowners

Mortgage lenders are in the news again, only this time it’s not Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae in the hot seat. If you purchased a home through GMAC (now Ally Financial), Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, or Citibank, you may…

Buying & Selling a “Green” Home

Buying & Selling a “Green” Home

While the decline in new home construction may have some feeling “blue,” those of you who embrace a “green” lifestyle will be excited to hear about the latest projections. “Green” remodeling is a growing trend in the real estate industry!…

Resources for Avoiding Home Foreclosure

Resources for Avoiding Home Foreclosure

Home ownership can be a heavy responsibility at times… especially when times are tough.  It can be challenging to find help when times are difficult due to a  decrease or loss of income, illness, unexpected disaster or home repairs, or…

Home Buying:  The Basics of Homeowners Insurance

Home Buying: The Basics of Homeowners Insurance

Once you’ve purchased your dream home, it’s time to protect it! Buying a home can be very risky without homeowners Insurance. It is essential for safeguarding your most valuable possession against defects, vandalism and disaster. It will cover the costs…

How to Choose a Home to Buy

How to Choose a Home to Buy

If you’re ready to start looking for your dream home, and you’ve narrowed your search to a few select neighborhoods, take these following tips to heart: 1. Types of homes. Choose the type of home that is the most appealing…

Staging a Home For Sale During The Holidays

Staging a Home For Sale During The Holidays

While the holidays are a favorite time of year for millions, it’s definitely not their favorite time to buy a home. The housing market plunges between the months of November and January as people put turkey dinners, tinsel and trees…