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2013 

Spring is just around the corner and it might now be a great time to start decorating your home for the upcoming season. Whether you enjoy chic decorations that are budget-friendly or easy changes to create a fresh look, below are five quick ideas to brighten up your home for the season. Add a Po...
05/31/2013
There are many ways in which a getting a divorce can have an impact on VA loans. Let’s go ahead and start off with the basics. First, let’s look at a scenario where the VA loan is only filed under the veteran’s name. The VA loan guaranty is only available due to the veteran’s eligibility for the ...
05/30/2013
It’s October and the fall season has officially started. For homeowners throughout Florida and nationwide, the change of season is a well-timed, “preventative maintenance” reminder. As temperatures cool, there are a handful of do-it-yourself projects you should undertake in order to keep your hom...
05/30/2013
One of the main questions we receive in regards to VA loans is, “What is a VA mortgage loan entitlement?” If you’re wondering this, don’t worry; you’re definitely not alone! Rather than acting as a lending agent itself, the Veterans Administration simply guarantees the home loans of veterans. Thi...
05/29/2013
There are numerous distinct advantages offered by VA loans. A VA loan is often a better option than a conventional mortgage for eligible veteran and active duty military borrowers. First of all, VA loans have fantastic interest rates. VA loan rates can be up to .50% lower than what you would get ...
05/29/2013
The weather is getting warmer and the desire to go outside to enjoy the fresh air begins to take hold. Having a place to just unwind can add a new dimension and enjoyment to your home. You have to decide first on what kind of space you want to create. Whether you want to have an outdoor living ro...
05/29/2013
  With mortgage rates at all-time lows, you may be asking “Is now a good time to refinance?”. This short interview from NBC’s The Today Show offers good insight. Refinancing a mortgage is about more than just “low rates”. For example, there are costs associated with giving a new mortgage and even...
05/28/2013
  Did you remember to handle the most basic safety precaution for your new home? When people buy homes — in Lake Mary or wherever —  , there’s a tendency to think “Big Picture” on home improvements. Flooring, painting and furniture are common “just-moved-in” purchases, as are cable television and...
05/27/2013
Taking out a VA mortgage loan on a new home purchase is a fantastic way to finance a property with a low interest rate, with little to no required downpayment. At first glance, purchasing a home with a VA loan may seem like a daunting task but quite contrary, it is actually very straightforward. ...
05/27/2013
For the first time home buyer in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, even one with little to no credit history, there are several options when it comes to getting approved for a mortgage.  Several government agencies back mortgages; that is, they insure the mortgages against default, which makes lenders much mor...
05/27/2013
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