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7 Home Security Tips for Your Holiday Vacation

Use these home security tips to keep your home safe and sound while you’re away this holiday season.  December’s here and so is the holiday season. Many kids are celebrating a break […]

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Winter Decor Ideas for Christmas and Beyond

We love Christmas as much as the next mortgage lender, but there’s a lot more to the holiday season than just Santa’s big day. And even when the holidays end, you’ve still […]

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Mortgage Market 4 min read
VA Loans: Facts, Myths, and More You Should Know

VA loan fact: The benefits are tough to beat for qualified borrowers (what’s a qualified borrower? More on that later). Another VA loan fact? There’s a lot of not-so-factual information out there […]

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Purchase 5 min read
The Waiting Game: When’s the Best Time to Buy a House?

According to recent data studies by Redfin, the median home price in the United States through September 2022 was $403,556. The amount you pay for a house may be way over that […]

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Purchase 6 min read
FHA Home Inspection Checklist: What Appraisers Look For

FHA appraisals are unique because they have two goals: First, to determine the property’s value, and second, to check for minimum health and safety standards. Here’s what you need to know about […]

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Purchase 5 min read
The Disadvantages of Renting

Becoming a homeowner can be scary. If you’re on the fence, we’ve broken down the disadvantages of renting so you can make your decision confidently. Speaking of fences, wouldn’t it be nice […]

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Money Management 4 min read
3 Tips to Help You Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

When most people think of mortgage terms, they think of the very common 30-year commitment, which can feel like a lifetime. With a term like that, a mortgage is one of the […]

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Home & Garden 6 min read
The Renovating a House Checklist You Absolutely Can’t Skip

New cabinets glisten in the light of trendy pendant lights. Attractive tiles line the bathroom floor where pink vinyl used to be. Durable yet attractive flooring maintains its beauty despite untrimmed pet […]

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Mortgage Market 5 min read
Should I Buy a Fixer-Upper? You Asked, We Answered

Home prices these days can be daunting. So, you may be asking yourself “Should I buy a fixer-upper?” to save more money upfront. But is it a good investment in the long […]

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Money Management 5 min read
What Are Lenders Looking for on My Credit Report?

An inside look at credit report findings that can make or break your mortgage application. When you apply for a mortgage, your lender will look at your entire financial picture to determine […]

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Purchase 5 min read
How Many FHA Loans Can You Have?

Government-backed mortgages help make homeownership possible for millions of Americans. Federal Housing Administration loans, or FHA loans as they’re more commonly known, are a popular choice for many buyers, thanks for their […]

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Home & Garden 7 min read
Ten 2022 Interior Design Trends to Try This Holiday Season

Whether you’re refreshing your current home or wondering what to look for in your next purchase, one of the biggest advantages of homeownership is the freedom to express (and change) your style—especially […]

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