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2015 Programs for Home Buyers

2015 Programs for Home Buyers

Although the federal government has offered homebuyer programs in the past, for Tax Year 2015, most of the available home buyer programs will be at the local and state levels. State and local agencies, along with lenders and non-profit organizations often offer support for homebuyers in the form of grants or lower-interest loans, or assistance…Read More »

The Benefits of Going to Open Houses

The Benefits of Going to Open Houses

Are you getting ready to buy a home? Or maybe homeownership is something you’re planning for in the not-too-distant future? Then you’ve no doubt stumbled across open houses and wondered if you should go. Whether you’re ready to buy or getting your finances together to be in the market soon, there can be many benefits…Read More »

Home Insurance and Halloween

Home Insurance and Halloween

It’s that time of year again! Time for Halloween pumpkins, candy, costumes – and possible claims to your homeowner’s insurance. While trick-or-treating is a time-honored tradition, it also increases the risk of damage to or accidents on your property. Be on the lookout for these events that could trigger a claim, and make sure your…Read More »

Why Use a Real Estate Agent?

Whether you’re buying or selling a home, you’ve probably considered whether or not it’s really necessary to work with a professional real estate agent. With so much information available online, isn’t it possible to go through the process alone? While working for yourself may save you commission fees, it could end up costing you more…Read More »

Home Selling Myths Debunked

Home Selling Myths Debunked

If you’re selling your home, you’ve no doubt received lots of advice about the process. Though most folks have the best of intentions, the information they share may not always be accurate. And in some cases, the “facts” they tell you may be downright harmful to getting your house sold. Let us save you some…Read More »

Should You Buy a Starter Home?

Should You Buy a Starter Home?

Are you a first-time homebuyer? Then you may be wondering if you should buy a less expensive starter home now or wait until you have more money saved to buy a “forever” home later. While there is no one-size-fits-all answer, there are some things you should consider. Ask yourself these questions to help determine whether…Read More »

Face Your Home Selling Fears

Face Your Home Selling Fears

We understand – selling a home is tough! It’s one of the biggest financial transactions you’ll ever complete in your lifetime. That can be scary. But don’t let it keep you from putting your house on the market. Here are some common fears that you might experience when selling your home, and tips on how…Read More »

Bathrooms Defined

Bathrooms Defined

Have you ever seen a house listing that advertises a half bath? Or maybe it lists a three-quarter bath, or even a quarter bath? What do those terms even mean? Whether you’re buying or selling a home, it’s helpful to know just what goes into defining a bathroom. Here’s the scoop. Full bathroom First, let’s…Read More »

How To Celebrate Your Home Purchase

If you’ve just purchased a home, then you know what a stressful few months it can be. Collecting financial documents, securing financing, house shopping, making an offer, getting an inspection – there are so many things to accomplish before closing day. By the time you get the keys, you probably feel exhausted. But you’re not…Read More »

What Do Real Estate Agents Do?

What Do Real Estate Agents Do?

You’ve probably been told that if you’re buying or selling a house, you should work with a professional real estate agent. But do you know what real estate agents actually do for you? We understand that it can seem kind of mysterious. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the types of activities your agent is doing…Read More »