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2015 

Let's face it: Selling a home is stressful. The longer it's on the market, the more stress it brings and the more it typically costs sellers. Having to lower the sales price, sometimes multiple times, carry two mortgages, or delay the purchase of a new home if an existing home won't sell - stinks...
01/30/2015
When you go online to look at mortgage rates, it can be confusing. The only way to get the best rate is to talk to real lenders.   First, decide on which loan program you're going to compare. You need to decide between a fixed, an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) and a hybrid. A fixed rate is fixed...
01/30/2015
For many first-time buyers, buying a home can be a scary experience. They know they'll be maintaining or improving a home with little to no maintenance experience, so the solution is to buy a home in perfect condition. So they hire a home inspector to point out all the flaws. The problem is -- no...
01/28/2015
When you're selling your home, you need every advantage you can get. And there are few homes that are magically market ready without a little help. If your home needs a touch more than a little help, it's time to get focused. After all, listing your home when it's not in the right condition to se...
01/22/2015
Depending on your desired area of residence, budget and personal preferences, searching for a new place to call home can be tedious. Whether it be an apartment, condo, townhouse or single-residence you’re in the market for, including close family and friends in your search can alleviate some of t...
01/20/2015
Online dating is big business, with 5.5 million users actively looking for love each day. Thirty-three percent of couples meet online today and 120,000 U.S. marriages every year, according to Blue Water Credit. And those numbers are growing exponentially every day. But that doesn't mean everyone ...
01/18/2015
From the outside, your home is that perfect mix of classic and modern, with a nice wide lawn, mature trees, and the perfect smattering of flowers. It's in a desirable neighborhood with good schools, and it's even priced competitively. So why isn't it selling? Perhaps it has something to do with t...
01/15/2015
Most home fires are preventable, but sometimes common sense isn't so common. According to the National Fire Protection Association, it's not too early to protect your loved ones and your home from fire damage, by simply following sensible suggestions. 1. Have your furnace checked. It's worth the ...
01/08/2015
Let me start by saying I am NOT an Attorney, I do NOT play and attorney on TV and I did NOT sleep at a Holiday Inn express last night. In no way is this post meant as legal advise.   Moving in the winter can be treacherous if you live in a cold climate, and accidents are prone to happen when carr...
01/06/2015
  Once your home goes on the market, real estate agents may call to show your home anytime, day or evening. Keeping your home "showtime" ready can be challenging, especially if you have children and pets. What you need to stay organized is a handy checklist so you can be ready to show at any time...
01/04/2015
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