5 Tips for Energy Savings this Summer

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August 2, 2018

Looking for ways to save this summer? Try these 5 tips: Maintain your central air conditioner on a regular basis and clean or replace filters to ensure optimal efficiency. Set your air conditioner thermostat as high as comfortable when you’re home. Use a smart thermostat to automatically adjust the temperature. Close your blinds and windows during the day and open them at night. This is a no-cost way to keep…


Top 5 Home Remodeling Projects that Add Value

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August 1, 2018

You are living the dream of homeownership, but you want to make sure your home maintains that charm and comfort that attracted you to it in the first place. Well, the “Remodeling Impact Report” from the National Association of REALTORS® includes great information on the upgrades you should consider and what you may expect in return on investment. Here are the top 5 home remodeling projects with building equity in…


Why do I Need a Home Appraisal?

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July 2, 2018

Let’s take a closer look at appraisals. When you find the home of your dreams and are ready to make an offer, your mortgage lender needs assurance that the place you are interested in is worth the money you wish to offer for it. This is where an Appraiser, usually a qualified 3rd party contractor, comes in. Style and Selling Points: The appraiser looks at the general design and architectural…


Rates May Be Rising, But Homes Are More Affordable Today Than You Think

May 9, 2018

If you’ve been following the housing market, you may be seeing that rates are rising and home inventory is low. This means that fewer homeowners are putting their homes up for sale, making the market more competitive while mortgage rates go up. However, American’s may not realize that while rates are rising they are still at historic lows. This Spring, Trulia released a blog, Not Your Father’s Housing Market, that…


5 Ways to Save for a Down Payment

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January 5, 2018

One of the biggest challenges for first-time home buyers is saving for a down payment. Often, new home buyers mistakenly believe they must save 20% of their home price as a down payment.  However, depending on your credit and loan terms, you may be able to put down much less. Another misnomer for first-time home buyers is believing they will never be able to save enough for a down payment….


5 Tips for Buying a Home this Autumn

5 Tips for Buying a Home this Autumn
September 29, 2017

Fall offers a change of season like no other. If you’re thinking about changing homes, consider the following. Motivated Sellers: If the home has been on the market for a while, the seller may take a lower offer to close the deal before the winter. How is your new home’s drainage? Are the gutters in good shape? Proper drainage takes water off of the roof and away from the home….