Whenever a buyer is purchasing a home using a mortgage loan, the appraisal is an integral part of the transaction. However, as with many steps in the home buying process, appraisals can be mystifying—particularly for first-time buyers. Here are answers to a few common questions to help clear up any confusion surrounding home appraisals. What…

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Here are 5 trends we are looking forward to welcoming in 2020. Trends establish what people want to see in a property, and updating your home to the latest trend helps ensure staying power, as well as a better value.

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St. Patrick’s Day has become widely accepted as a fun holiday when people of all cultural backgrounds channel their inner Irishmen. But many St. Patrick’s Day revelers do not understand the holiday’s origins or why it is celebrated. Contrary to its modern associations, St. Patrick’s Day commemorates one of the most important Irish saints–the missionary…

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Home inspectors should be a welcome part of the home buying process for the seller the agent and the buyer. Not only will the inspector provide a list of items that need attention, but they also, by the process of elimination, indicate all the areas of the home that are in working order. If you’re…

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Now that winter is finally over spring cleaning is on lots of minds. What better way to let in those rays of sunshine than to make sure windows are squeaky clean! What you use, how you clean and when you clean are all important to getting the shiny results you want. Here are a few…

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Getting a pre-approval letter will get you ahead of the game, and keeping your credit quiet will help you to the finish line! Here are some other pointers in the “winning the game” of closing on a home with a mortgage!   We know that buying a home can be intimidating with so many steps.…

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The weather is warming up (finally!) and it’s time to start thinking about sunshine, outdoor activities and… cooling. You don’t want to be caught with a broken down air conditioner when the asphalt starts melting. Tuning up your equipment is the best way to ensure that you get the most out of your air conditioner…

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