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Say What? Home-Buying Lingo You Should Know

August 14, 2019

Need a crash course on real estate terms? This glossary will get you started. DTI, PMI, LTV … TBH, it can be hard to keep all this stuff straight. This lexicon of real estate terms and acronyms will help you speak the language like a pro.   Appraisal management company (AMC): An institution operated independently […]


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How to Keep Your House Cool During a Heat Wave

July 17, 2019

If the summer heat is turning your house into an oven and causing the air conditioning bill to go through the roof, read on for 10 quick and affordable tips to help you keep cool and save energy. Keeping Cool Tip #1: Close Blinds and Curtains Inexpensive mini blinds or curtains can work wonders for reducing […]


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The 5 Types of Real Estate Investments

June 19, 2019

Are you getting your start in real estate? You’ve come to the right place. There are five different types of real estate that are important to know, especially if you’re starting out as an investor. Whether your interest is in commercial, residential, industrial, mixed-use, or land–we’ve got you covered. Before you dive into real estate investing, however, […]


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The Starbucks Effect – How Starbucks Stores Affect Home Values

June 11, 2019

Having a Starbucks location nearby is great for coffee drinkers. However, did you know the benefit it has for homeowners? The Starbucks effect adds value to help homeowners maximize their real estate investment. While people can have differing opinions about Starbuck – see all of the mania surrounding their Christmas, I mean holiday cups – one thing is […]


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4 Reasons To Buy A Home This Summer

June 5, 2019

Here are four reasons to consider buying today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest U.S. Home Price Insights reports that home prices have appreciated by 3.7% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.8% over the next year. Home values will […]


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Smooth Out the Mortgage Application Process by Getting One Step Ahead of Your Lender

May 8, 2019

When Should You Apply for a Mortgage? Bankruptcy/Foreclosure If you’ve recently filed for bankruptcy or foreclosure, wait until after the bankruptcy/foreclosure period is over to apply for a loan. That’s typically two years from the date the bankruptcy has been discharged. You can borrow to buy a home before the discharge, but expect higher interest rates […]


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Looking To Upgrade Your Current Home? Now’s The Time To Move-Up!

April 10, 2019

In every area of the country, homes that are priced at the top 25% of the price range for that area are considered to be Premium Homes. In today’s real estate market there are deals to be had at the higher end! This is great news for homeowners who want to upgrade from their current house […]


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NAR’s Generational Trends: Boomerang Kids, and Millennials on the Move

April 3, 2019

Adult children are moving in with their parents, and affecting their home-buying preferences—but baby boomers, who have conventionally driven the trend, are not the only generation to be impacted by it, according to new research. In fact, to accommodate boomerang kids, one in six Generation X homebuyers (born between 1961-1981) went the multigenerational route, and […]


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4 Lawn Care Tips For a Lush Spring

March 27, 2019

Longer days and blossoming flowers of spring mean that it is time to prepare your lawn to spend more time outdoors. These lawn care tips can ensure that your lawn is lush and ready to go for the season and into the heat of summer. 1. Dethatch Dethatch to rid your lawn of dying or […]


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What Credit Score Do You Need To Buy A House?

March 20, 2019

There are many misconceptions about the credit score needed to buy a house. Recently, it was reported that 24% of renters believe they need a 780-800 credit score to be considered for a mortgage. The reality is they are misinformed! Only 25% of the Americans have a FICO® Score between 740 and 800. Here is the breakdown […]


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