Spring has sprung and that means pollen is in the air! The beautiful transition to the Spring season is rejuvenating, but dealing with those troublesome allergies is not. Although you can never be completely rid of allergens in your home, there are some effective ways to reduce them. Check Your Filters A well-ventilated house is … Continue reading 5 Tips to Allergy-Proof Your Home


ALCOVA Mortgage is thrilled to announce its induction into the 2017 Ellie Mae Hall of Fame in the category of Exceptional Achievement in Business Growth! Our company was honored alongside nine other companies at the 2017 Ellie Mae Experience, an annual user conference for Ellie Mae clients and partners. This event brings together more than … Continue reading ALCOVA Mortgage is Inducted into Ellie Mae Hall of Fame!


No matter how big or small, your outdoor space has so much potential! With March marking the beginning of gardening season, it’s time to start digging into your garden plans now. It Starts with an Idea Do you want to grow your own produce, do you have a passion for herbs, or do you want … Continue reading Green Thumb Advice for Starting a Garden


For many people, buying a home is typically the largest and most significant single purchase they will make in their lifetime. When preparing to buy a home, it is important to understand what is affordable and how to prepare for this purchase in the form of a down payment. Know How Much You Need A … Continue reading Saving for a Down Payment


Whether you are experiencing warm or cold temperatures this week, winter is always a good time to break up the monotony indoors and complete some basic home projects. Not only will these home improvement projects give you a sense of accomplishment and pride in your home, but they can also improve your property value. Be … Continue reading 5 Easy Winter Home Improvement Projects

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You did it – you bought your first home! You made it through all the paperwork, you saved enough for that big down payment, and you finally settled in. Everything seems perfect until that dishwasher starts to leak all over the kitchen floor. Calling the landlord won’t work this time around. Welcome to the joys … Continue reading Understanding Home Warranties

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Getting organized around the house is at the top of the to-do list for so many people. But once they get started, the disorganization and clutter can seem insurmountable. The key is developing an effective process when beginning to organize your home. Here are 3 simple steps to take as you strive to become organized … Continue reading 3 Simple Steps to Conquer the Clutter

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Cold winter temperatures don’t have to keep you from getting out and looking at homes. If you have been considering buying a home for the first time or if you are ready to find that perfect dream home, now is a good time to come out of hibernation and start looking. Let’s look at some … Continue reading The Pro’s of Off-Season Home Loans

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A remote-controlled home is no longer the stuff of futuristic fantasy. New home automation devices controlled by a tablet, computer or smartphone allow you transform and tailor your home into a smart home. There are a wide variety of devices available in the market today, and they can be customized and tailored to transform your … Continue reading 3 Tools to Increase Your Home’s IQ

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No doubt you’ve read all about it, perhaps you’ve even tried it yourself… paying extra on your mortgage to pay it off early and potentially save thousands in interest. The question is, however, with interest rates on the rise, is it still the best strategy? While some financial experts say prepaying your mortgage is never … Continue reading Paying Off Your Mortgage Early

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