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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. 23, 2020

5 Tips for Selling Your Home

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5 Tips for Selling Your Home

Throwing on a new coat of paint inside and out can be a good start to preparing a home for sale, but there are plenty of other things home sellers can do to get their home ready ...

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Dec. 18, 2019

Mortgages Are Going to the Dogs

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Mortgages Are Going to the Dogs

A third of millennial-aged Americans (ages 18 to 36) who purchased their first home say the desire to have a better space or yard for a dog influenced their decision, according to a recent survey conducted online ...
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Oct. 7, 2019

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Bay Street Realty Group Staying Put? How to Prepare to Age-in-Place ?Many older homeowners are set on staying in their homes as they age—“aging-in-place.” To stay pu

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Staying Put? How to Prepare to Age-in-Place

​Many older homeowners are set on staying in their homes as they age—“aging-in-place.”

To stay put successfully, preparation is key, according to Corey Carlisle, executive director of the American Bankers Association (ABA) Foundation.

“Older Americans ...
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Oct. 3, 2019

Money That Can Be Better Spent on a Down Payment

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Money That Can Be Better Spent on a Down Payment

One of the biggest obstacles for first-time homebuyers is saving for a down payment - it’s a nut that seems insurmountable to many. The first mistake new homebuyers make is believing that they must ...
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Oct. 3, 2019

3 Smart Ways to Pass Wealth to Your Kids

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3 Smart Ways to Pass Wealth to Your Kids

Leaving money to your kids can cause unwelcome tax burdens unless you plan ahead and do so wisely. Financial experts at The Motley Fool, recommend three smart ways to pass your hard-earned wealth to ...
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Sept. 19, 2019

Understanding Homeowners Insurance

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Understanding Homeowners Insurance

First-time homeowners are faced with many realities of being “an adult,” and one of the things that comes with owning a new home is making sure you have proper insurance. But not all insurances are the same.

Just because ...

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Sept. 18, 2019

Bang for Your Buck Upgrades That Will Help Sell Your Home

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Bang for Your Buck Upgrades That Will Help Sell Your Home

When you’re ready to list your home for sale, you want it to look its best. But some upgrades are worth more than others if you’re talking about what appeals to a ...

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Sept. 18, 2019

5 Questions to Ask Before Requesting that Credit Line Increase

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5 Questions to Ask Before Requesting that Credit Line Increase

When you see that tempting “request a credit line increase” message on your credit card statement, it can be very tempting to take advantage of the offer. Before you apply for an increase ...
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Sept. 13, 2019

6 Ways to Inexpensively Stage a Home for Sale

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6 Ways to Inexpensively Stage a Home for Sale

A vacant home needs a lot more than furniture to make it market ready.

TV renovation shows have pushed up home buyers’ expectations, giving sellers a template that may be difficult to reproduce if ...

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