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Sep 07

Plant Now For Spring Beauty – Planting

While the weather is still pleasant this fall, it can be a good idea to plan ahead for early spring blooms. Trim shrubbery, plant bulbs, install new edging or add whimsical garden accessories to assure that when spring rolls around you’ll have something attractive to look at. Getting creative now will boost your spirits when …

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Sep 06

Buying A Home? Take Stock Of These Things

What are some of the most important factors that buyers take into consideration when looking for a new home? There are the obvious things like price, square footage, location and lot size. Those are the basics. Other things that are often weighed are garage size, how updated the kitchen and baths are and whether or …

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Sep 05

Millennial Home Buyers: What You Need To Know

In the past, you’ve likely read about how the Millennial generation is opting to rent rather than buy property. While this still holds true for many Millennials, the fact is that a growing number of this generation is making the leap into buying. In fact, according to Inc., Millennials today represent the largest demographic of …

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Sep 04

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – September 4th, 2018

Last week’s economic releases included readings from Case-Shiller on home prices, pending home sales and consumer sentiment. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and first-time jobless claims were also released. Case-Shiller: Home Price Growth, Pending Home Sales Dip Home price growth slowed in June according to Case-Shiller’s national home price index. Home prices rose 0.30 percent …

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Aug 31

4 Things To Know About Homestead Exemptions

Homeowners are well aware that peripheral costs swell over time and can put a strain on incomes. Utility bills increase, home insurance creeps up annually and taxes rise with the cost of schools and road repair. That’s why many communities have enacted homestead exemptions that can help stabilize and even lower tax bills in some …

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Aug 30

4 Reasons Millennials Should Buy A Retirement Home First

There’s an idea running through marketing and business circles that anything that is popular, the opposite will likely be popular as well. Consider that sugar and caffeinated beverages such as Coca-Cola have seemingly opposite products like Coke Zero. That product, in turn, is offset in the marketplace by high-sugar, high-caffeine energy drinks such as Monster …

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Aug 29

Easy Decor Tricks That Make Any Home A Standout

If your home’s style currently wouldn’t win any awards, there’s no reason to put off a redo indefinitely. With a little ingenuity and a few hours of time, it’s possible to transform a “Plain Jane” into a trendsetter. Here’s how: Paint and Pattern Almost any designer will tell you that color is the best way …

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Aug 28

When It Makes Sense To Buy An Ugly Duckling

“Move-in ready” homes are desirable — there’s no doubt about it! But sometimes it makes better financial sense to opt for a house with dated decor and a less than trendy kitchen or master bath. You may not get your dream home immediately, but the opportunity to transform a property into your own swan can …

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Aug 27

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – August 27th, 2018

Last week’s economic readings included reports on sales of new and previously-owned homes, and weekly reports on mortgage rates and first-time jobless claims. Sales of New and Pre-owned Homes Falter in July Home sales were lower in July, with new and pre-owned home sales falling short of projections and June sales. According to the Commerce …

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Aug 24

Outdoor Projects That Will Help You Sell Your Home

First impressions matter when you’re selling your home. Curb appeal is what draws potential buyers to your home. It can make or break a home sale. Attractive landscaping or an appealing entryway can determine whether or not buyers walk through your front door. If the outside of your house is poorly kept up, they probably …

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