All posts by Rachel Witt

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Determining the right time to sell can help you maximize the sale price of your home while also taking some stress out of the process. Here are some factors to help you decide when is an appropriate time – both financially and emotionally — to sell your house. Time of the Year Most people consider … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Sell Your House


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A person’s age can affect a lot of things about their life, including what type of house they are in the market to buy. Millennials, Gen Xers and Baby Boomers are the three largest age groups dominating today’s mortgage industry, and here are some trends that impact their homebuying experience. Millennials (Born between 1981 and … Continue reading Today’s Homebuying Generational Trends


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The end of Memorial Day weekend unofficially marks the beginning of summer which means plenty of beach sand, pool time, and vacations. Take care of your home’s summer weather needs now, and you’ll have more time for fun in the sun with these summer home prep tips! Things To Do Inside Nothing can ruin your … Continue reading Hot Home Prep Tips To Do Before Summer Hits


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College commencement speeches have been delivered and diplomas handed out. It’s time for the real world which, for many graduating students, means tackling their student loan debt. Having student loans won’t keep someone from buying a house, although they need to be comfortable with the idea of taking on a good amount of debt while … Continue reading How to Buy A Home While Balancing Student Loans


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Moving to a new home can be stressful for anyone, especially your pets. But with a little consideration and planning, you can ensure that your next move will go more smoothly for you and your pets. Before the Move Moving with a companion animal usually means moving with a cat or dog. While these animals … Continue reading 3 Tips for Moving with Pets


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For many, owning a home is part of the American dream, but it’s easy to feel anxious about making the leap to buy one. There’s a lot of confusion from how much of a down payment you need saved to what types of mortgages are best. Maybe this causes you to think it’s not financially … Continue reading 5 Homebuying Myths—Busted!


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At ALCOVA Mortgage, we know that your home can be a big piece of your larger financial puzzle.  That’s why ALCOVA Mortgage Branch Partner Tony Markland and Steve Burton of Equity 1 Inc. Financial Solutions come together on the radio to discuss how your home and good financial planning can help you reach your long-term … Continue reading Must-Know Tips for Today’s Housing and Finance Market


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Nothing is worse than transitioning your system from heat over to AC and finding out your AC isn’t working properly.  It’s common for repair companies to see an increase in AC repair calls once the warmer spring temperatures hit. Just like a vehicle, your home’s AC unit needs regular maintenance to keep it operating efficiently. … Continue reading 4 AC Maintenance Tips You Can Do!


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If you’re in a committed relationship but marriage is on the back burner, your dream of buying a home doesn’t have to be. In fact, eight percent of all first-time home buyers in 2017 were unmarried couples, according to an annual report with the National Association of Realtors. While this trend is on the rise, … Continue reading 2 Must-Know Mortgage Tips for Unmarried Couples


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Conquering the clutter in your home always starts with the best intentions, but if you don’t begin with the right strategy and tactics, you can easily get overwhelmed. Prevent these common mistakes with these smart tips! Start Small It’s so easy to get overwhelmed and feel the urge to give up if you tackle too … Continue reading 5 Decluttering Mistakes to Avoid!


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