All You Need To Know About Flipping Houses

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All you need to know about flipping houses

Flipping houses is an investment concept that involves purchasing a rundown home at the lowest possible price, spending the necessary time and money on fixing it up and then selling it for profit. Flipping, or rehabbing homes, has become the primary source of income for thousands of people across the country. Are you thinking of launching your own home-flipping business? …

Building vs. Buying. Construction Loan Basics

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Basics of construction loans

Looking for a new home and not finding what you want? Building a home can be very enticing. And if your budget allows it, you can get the exact floor plan and finishes you prefer, and everything is brand new. Just make sure you know what to expect before you finance a new construction home. A lot of patience is …

6 Step Guide To The Mortgage Loan Process – Made Easy.

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Guide to the Mortgage Loan Process

You found a home! There is a rush of excitement and uneasiness at the same time and you are likely wondering about the timeline and steps required to make this a done deal. Your realtor will guide you through the negotiation process on price and basic timing for possession of the home. Once your offer is accepted and you have …

Buying a New Home? 5 Reasons To Partner With a Credit Union

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5 Reasons to partner with a credit union when buying a house.

If you have made the decision to take the plunge and buy a home, you should take great care to get the right lending partner. It’s is a big decision with lots of nuances to consider regarding your finances. With thousands of different banks, credit unions, and even online options, how will you pick the best financial partner for your …

Buying a Home: Before or After Retirement?

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Should you buy a home before or after retirement?

A move to a smaller home is a positive lifestyle and financial change all empty-nesters and retirement age individuals should consider. While there are many fond memories of the home in which you raised your family, it’s time to think about your own needs as you approach a new phase in life. Many people dream of buying their ideal retirement …

When Should I Put My House On The Market?

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If you’re thinking of selling your home, think spring. That’s because the season of blossoming flowers and gentle breezes has traditionally held the designation as the best time of year to sell a home. Before you start prepping your home for a photo shoot that shows it off in the best light, take a moment to consider your particular circumstances …

Mortgage Rates Are Dropping; Should You Refinance?

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Mortgage Refinance

Should you take advantage of the dropping interest rates by refinancing your mortgage? Refinancing a mortgage is essentially paying off the remaining balance on an existing home loan and then taking out a new mortgage on the same home, often at a lower interest rate. It may sound like a no-brainer, but there are many factors to consider. Is it …

7 Reasons Not To Skip A Home Inspection

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Shopping for a new home can be an exciting blur of listings, neighborhood scouting and open houses. There’s so much to consider! You want a house in the perfect neighborhood with that gorgeous kitchen and great yard, all within your budget. And then, it all finally comes together and you think you’ve found your dream home. But don’t go “under …

The Ultimate Guide to Your First Apartment

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If you’re in the market for your first apartment, you may be feeling a little lost—and more than a little overwhelmed. How do you get started? What should you be looking for in an apartment? How do you check out a building? So many questions, and we’ve got answers! Let us walk you through the apartment-hunting process from start to …

How to Prepare Your Home for Winter

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Prepare your home for the winter

Keep your home warm and safe this winter by following our comprehensive to-do list before the real cold sets in. 1. Seal your home Give your home a quick run-through, checking for drafts. You can do this by holding a lit candle near the following areas: Windows Doors Vents and fans Plumbing areas Air conditioners Mail chutes Electrical and gas …