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While buying your first house is an exciting time and a big milestone, it’s important to keep in mind that there are some actions to avoid during the buying process. Here are some common but avoidable mistakes that first-time homebuyers sometimes make. Skipping the Prequalified Process When you decide to take the big step towards … Continue reading 4 Common First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes


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Whether you love or dread the frosty winter temperatures, we all like to save money while staying comfortable in our home when the temperatures drop. By taking a few simple steps towards winterizing your home, you can achieve both goals! Caulk (or Re-Caulk) Your Windows If you are noticing cold drafts of air coming from … Continue reading 4 Tips on Winterizing Your Home


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Halloween is upon us! Whether you’re hosting a party, preparing for ghosts and goblins to knock on your door, or going trick-or-treating with your kids, here are some tips to have a safe and Spooktacular Halloween. Carefully Consider Your Candy Offering Not all candy is appropriate for every child. Avoid candy that poses a choking … Continue reading Spooktacular Halloween Ideas


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When you decide that you’re ready to buy a house, it can be tempting to start searching for listings on Zillow or drive through your favorite neighborhood looking for “For Sale” signs. The last thing you want to do, however, is to find the perfect house and then realize it’s out of your price range. … Continue reading How Much Home Can You Afford?


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If you are an avid DIYer, you like to make improvements around your home while saving money at the same time. The arrival of fall brings with it the opportunity to make some simple improvements to your home to prepare for the colder temperatures. Here are three budget-friendly projects you can tackle this fall! Install … Continue reading 3 Budget-Friendly Fall Projects


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National Fire Prevention Week (October 8 – 14, 2017) serves as a reminder that there’s never a bad time to review fire safety tips with your family and make sure that you are practicing fire prevention in your home. According to the National Fire Prevention Association, an estimated 365,500 homes alone were damaged in 2015 … Continue reading Home Fire Safety & Prevention Tips


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Whether you are planning to list your home this fall or you just want to enjoy your home more, curb appeal matters. Keeping up with curb appeal, however, can be a challenge, especially when the seasons change. Have your home and yard looking beautiful this fall with these 5 curb appeal tips! Enjoy the Fall … Continue reading 5 Tips to Add Fall Curb Appeal


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Have interest rates gone down from when you originally financed your home? Has your financial situation changed since you bought your home? Has your home value increased? Answering “yes” to any of these questions could mean it’s a good time to refinance your home. Switch to a Fixed Rate Loan Refinancing can be done for … Continue reading 3 Reasons to Refinance


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Whether you are an avid fan of a college or pro football team, enjoying game day couldn’t be better than from the comfort of your own home. Here are three game-winning tips that will score points with your friends and family when you host a tailgate party at home! Play It Safe Grilling is a … Continue reading Tailgating At Home


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Buying a home is a huge financial commitment, but according to the results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, homeownership can still be a better deal than paying rent. The report states that in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States, homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year … Continue reading 3 Questions to Consider in Renting vs. Owning


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