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Is It Better to Build or Buy a House?

The median sale price of a home in the United States has steadily risen over the past year. According to numbers from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the average “sold” […]

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Purchase 5 min read
Summer Moving Checklist: How to Nail Your Warm-Weather Move

Did you know that summer is the busiest season of the year for moving? In fact, nearly half of all moves in a year take place between May and August. If you’re […]

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Mortgage Market 4 min read
The Best Summer Energy-Saving Tips for Your Home

Reducing your home’s carbon footprint is never a bad idea, especially when it means you could save on your utility bills during the hot summer months. As the season heats up, try […]

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Home & Garden 5 min read
How to Boost Curb Appeal in 8 Easy Steps

Whether you’re selling your home or you just want to put your best foot forward for your HOA, curb appeal can make a big difference in how your home is perceived. What […]

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Refinance for Home Improvements: How to Choose Your Best Fit

Refinancing your home loan is a common way to secure a new interest rate, but that’s not the only reason to consider a refi. It’s also how many homeowners fund home upgrades […]

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Purchase 5 min read
Unconventional Mortgages: How to Finance Unique Homes

Getting a mortgage doesn’t have to mean committing to a traditional home. In fact, unique properties are often a more budget-friendly way to build home equity and avoid the downsides of renting. […]

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Home & Garden 5 min read
2024 Interior Design Trends: 10 Ways to Upgrade Your Home

Homeownership might be a long-term commitment, but your decor doesn’t have to be. From throw pillows to accent walls, there are plenty of simple ways to incorporate trends that will stand the […]

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Refinance 5 min read
When Should I Refinance My Mortgage? 4 Factors to Consider

From funding home improvements to paying off your mortgage faster, there’s a lot a refinance can do. In order to make the most of a refi, though, it’s important to get the […]

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Refinance 5 min read
Can I Refinance an FHA Loan? What You Need to Know

If rates have dropped since you closed on your government-backed FHA loan, you’re likely asking yourself “Can I refinance an FHA loan?” The short answer: Yep. The long answer:  Let’s delve into […]

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Money Management 5 min read
Tax Proration: How to Pay Property Taxes Like a Pro

Tax season is around the corner. If you’ve become a homeowner in the past year, that means you could qualify for homeowner-related write-offs like mortgage interest and discount points. It also means […]

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