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27 05, 2017

DIY: Landscaping Style

Landscaping does not need to cost thousands of dollars. Just keep that in mind while you are brainstorming ways to improve your home value. Here are our top 5 ways to keep your lawn looking fresh and sharp, without spending  a fortune.   Flower boxes have not gone out of style We are serious! They [...]

15 05, 2017

Mortgages: not just for houses

If you fall into the group of people who are interested in building their home, rather than buying, that may be a question that has crossed your mind. Typically, mortgages are associated with houses. Even though you are technically starting your process by purchasing a plot of land, mortgages are still for you!   The [...]

26 04, 2017

The Art of the Downpayment

There is an art to figuring out exactly how much of a down payment you should make on a house. But don’t let the basic concept of a down payment deter you from searching for your new home.   So, what is considered an appropriate down payment? Well, typically putting down 20% of the cost [...]

20 04, 2017

Ready to Buy (and Sell)

We have been sharing quite a bit about first time homeowners. But what about those of you who are ready to embark on a new journey- the second (or third) home. As a current homeowner, there are a few more steps involved than just getting a mortgage and finding a house. Yes, you got it- [...]

26 03, 2017

Time to Talk: mortgages & divorce

You’ve made the decision to separate, but you don’t want to separate yourself from living in a house. Or you are trying to figure out what to do with the house you bought together (and the subsequent mortgage) now that you are getting divorced. We’re here to answer a few of those questions you may [...]

21 03, 2017

So, what happens when I can’t make my mortgage payments?

We are here to have the difficult conversation with you- the one about what happens when you can no longer make your mortgage payments. First and foremost, ignoring the problem is only going to cause further financial hardship as time goes on. While pretending the problem does not exist may seem like the preferable option, [...]

15 03, 2017

Debt Management: Time to take control of your finances

For many, debt is a big, scary word with countless implications. So taking on a home mortgage can be just as daunting. But we are here to tell you... it’s manageable! Whether you are 100% debt free, have a credit card balance, or even a few student loans, getting and managing a home mortgage is [...]

28 02, 2017

Demystifying Mortgage Terms

You’re a first time home buyer. Or you’re looking for your second (or third or fourth) home. Either way, there are a lot of terms thrown around in the mortgage industry. And there are probably a few you aren’t familiar with quite yet. Well, we are here to help with that. Here are a few [...]

16 02, 2017

Home Improvements (that pay off)

Remodeling. There are entire tv shows and magazines, just on this topic. It has different meanings for different people. Many of those tv shows highlight some projects on the extreme-side, people spending thousands of dollars on a beautiful bathroom. While stunning (and something you may be dreaming about), it may not always be the most [...]