There are numerous reasons for upgrading or renovating your home, the biggest of them likely being the financial payoff. The project may or may not intimidate you at first, but your return on renovating could easily double if not more, making it totally worth it. In addition, if you’ve owned the home for a few…

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Depending on your circumstances, shopping for a home without consulting a loan officer is like going shopping without knowing what’s in your wallet. Here are some of our reasons you should involve a loan officer from beginning to end. As insinuated, your loan officer will help you set realistic expectations as to what you can…

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The most anxiety-inducing step when it comes to retirement funds is beginning them. Therefore, our first tip is to start today. You’ll regret the countless times you said “I’ll start tomorrow” a year from today, or even a week from today. Even if it’s a small amount, start contributing as soon as possible as it…

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First time homebuyers may think that home buying is harder to achieve than it really is. Although in reality, and with the right team, the process is fairly simple. Today we’re offering home buying tips for first-time buyers and millennials! To have a comprehensive grasp on your finances should be your initial focus. If you…

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            Home Equity can be an incredibly valuable tool for homeowners when used properly. Today we’re briefly tackling just what home equity is, and how you can put it to use and take advantage of it.             To understand equity, start with your home’s value…

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There are numerous financial benefits to owning a home in addition to it already being one of the biggest financial assets. As opposed to temporary housing where the money paid for rent will never be seen again, mortgage payments let you build equity ownership interest in your home. Similarly, your home will appreciate over time…

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Investing in Real Estate before a bear market may contradict what you’d categorize as an investment, but we’re here to challenge your ideas about real estate in a falling market. The way you view real estate during a low market may have been shaped by the 2007-2009 recession, but statistics show that its performance during…

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We’re sharing some tips for attending open houses this weekend, and what to look for when you show up! First of all, if you find yourself overwhelmed when drinking your Saturday morning coffee and perusing Zillow or Realtor.com, take a step back and start small. There are likely going to be tons of open houses…

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When it comes to emergencies, they are never expected, and often times they arise during the worst possible moment. When it comes down to it, not having funds for an emergency is far more stressful than saving for the emergency itself. With that being said, on our blog today we’re discussing emergency funds and how…

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In honor of all of 2018’s recent graduates, today’s blog post will cover the recent news which makes it easier for millions of student loan borrowers to own a home or refinance a mortgage. There are roughly 44 million citizens in the United States currently who are burdened with student loans, averaging at about $37,000 per…

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