Posts of Category: Mortgages and Homeownership

Amy

You may be ready for winter, but what about your yard and garden?

I’m an avid gardener and love to have a beautiful yard, flower beds and flower pots.  I love trying new plants and color variations and my Pinterest boards are exploding with ideas to try. But I will admit that most  Continue Reading »

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Joel

Competing Forces Put the Economy in a Delicate Balance

The conventions are over but they didn’t clarify much.  President Obama argues that the economy is recovering and he is the best person to complete the job while Mr. Romney says he has the best plan to create jobs.  Exactly  Continue Reading »

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Art

How Do You Pick a Mortgage Lender?

Really? This is probably the easiest one to explain. Pick me. OK, all kidding aside, the approach to finding a mortgage lender is pretty much the same as that of picking a realtor. To start, ask those within your circle  Continue Reading »

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Art

How Do You Pick a Realtor?

So, you’re ready to buy your dream home, and now you just need someone to help find it for you. In other words, how do you pick a realtor? The first place to check is within your circle of influence.  Continue Reading »

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Leigh

Veterans Day: Sharing Ways to Support Those Who Serve

For some a military career is more than a job – it is a calling to serve and protect. But whatever the reason a person decides to serve, it’s not the same as my 9-5 desk job. On days like  Continue Reading »

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Chad

From Business Owner to Home Owner: Mortgage Challenges of the Self-Employed

You bust your hump every day.  You bring valuable goods and services to your town.  You create jobs in a dismal economy.  You are the entrepreneur, the small business owner, the self-employed. And how do mortgage lenders repay you for  Continue Reading »

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Leigh

Funding a Home Addition Offers Space to Play… and Reclaim Some Sanity

A few years ago my husband and I decided to start a family. We lived in a great neighborhood with good schools and lots of other families with children nearby. Perfect.  We turned the second bedroom into every little boy’s  Continue Reading »

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Risk and Reward: Real Estate Edition

The concept of risk has been weighing on my mind a lot these days. I’m not a risk taker. I never have been. In fact, I usually analyze every possible scenario until I identify whatever minuscule risk is involved, and  Continue Reading »

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Chad

Buying Your Next Home Before the Current One is Sold

Mortgage interest rates are great – in fact, at historical lows. There are a lot of great buys in the housing market. That perfect home down the road with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths that was going for $400,000 three  Continue Reading »

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Leigh

Got Equity? What You Need to Know About Using Equity for Financing

If you’re a home owner looking to finance those spring home improvement projects, consolidate monthly bills, or pay rising college tuition costs, a home equity loan is a great option to consider.  It can be among the most affordable borrowing  Continue Reading »

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