New Home Owners

March 27, 2020

Best Practices for Staying Healthy From the CDC

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Best Practices for Staying Healthy From the CDC

With the spread of COVID-19 in full swing, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has set some guidelines and tips for staying healthy during this pandemic. During this unpredictable outbreak, it is important that we ...

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Jan. 23, 2020

The Homebuyer's Mortgage Dictionary

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The Homebuyer's Mortgage Dictionary

Knowing that you’re ready to buy a home can be an exhilarating feeling, except it’s often followed by panic. While experience is the best teacher, there are some things you can do to regain control of the home-buying ...

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Jan. 22, 2020

Buying a Home? Know your Musts

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Buying a Home? Know your Musts

A fenced-in yard. Double sinks. A wrap-around porch.  An open floor plan. Solar panels. There are just so many things we want our new home to have.

However, when shopping for our dream home, it’s essential to ...
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Jan. 3, 2020

Earnest Money

Who Keeps The Earnest Money Deposit in a Home Purchase?

When buying a home, many folks have no idea what role earnest money plays in a real estate transaction. The earnest money payment forms part ...

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Dec. 26, 2019

Is Building a Gazebo a Good Idea?

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Is Building a Gazebo a Good Idea?

Your backyard should be an oasis where you can relax and enjoy a meal and conversation with family and friends. A gazebo can add to the aesthetics of your yard and provide shelter from rain and ...

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Dec. 18, 2019

5 Success Tips for First-Time Home Sellers

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5 Success Tips for First-Time Home Sellers

Selling a home can be very lucrative, but you need to make sure you don’t make any major mistakes. Many first-time sellers hit roadblocks that end up costing them precious time and money. Here are five ...

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Nov. 9, 2019

Creating Kitchen Designs to Serve a 'Mature Market'

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Creating Kitchen Designs to Serve a 'Mature Market'

According to a report from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) authored by Doris Pearlman—founder of Denver's Possibilities For Design—those aging into the "mature market" will require a new way of thinking about ...
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Oct. 7, 2019

Which Type of Siding Is Right for Your House?

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Which Type of Siding Is Right for Your House?

Siding is a critical component of a home that protects it from extreme temperatures, rain, snow and wind. Although siding is designed to last many years, it can become damaged over time by repeated ...

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Sept. 26, 2019

Homeowners: Know How to Complete These Basic Tasks

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Homeowners: Know How to Complete These Basic Tasks

Owning a home is infinitely rewarding but issues do pop up, and there’s no need to call a handyman every time something goes haywire. The home repair experts at HGTV suggest four things every homeowner ...

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Sept. 26, 2019

Differences Between Jumbo and Conforming Loans

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Differences Between Jumbo and Conforming Loans

If you’re thinking about purchasing an expensive home, it’s important to understand how jumbo and conforming loans differ, and the pros and cons of each. Choosing carefully could help you save a lot of money over the ...

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