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A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding Homeowners Insurance

Buying homeowners insurance for the first time can be intimidating. Gaining a better understanding of it here.
Posted by Natalie Arnold on November 18, 2019 in No Category
The following is a guest post from Paul Martin While buying your first home is exciting, buying your first homeowners insurance policy isn’t nearly as much fun. New homeowners have all kinds of questions about what homeowners insurance covers and what it doesn’t, and understandably so. When shopping around for a policy to protect the biggest financial investment of your life, you want to feel confident that you’ll walk away with enough coverage. Fortunately, with just a bit of a debriefing on home... read more
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Are Low Interest Rates Here to Stay?

Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have been on the decline since November.
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on April 17, 2019 in  Buying A Home  Economic News  Interest Rates  Spring Housing Market
Are Low Interest Rates Here to Stay? Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have been on the decline since November, now reaching lows last seen in January 2018. According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, rates came in at 4.12% last week! This is great news for anyone who is planning on buying a home this spring! Freddie Mac had this to say, “Mortgage interest rates have been steadily declining since the start of 2019. These lower mortgag... read more
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Why Pet-Friendly Homes Are in High Demand

If you are looking to sell your home, how do you stand out to the millions of pet parents searching for their dream home?
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on April 09, 2019 in  Buying A Home  Pet Friendly Homes  Pet Lovers  Selling a Home
Why Pet-Friendly Homes Are in High Demand One of the many benefits of owning your own home is the freedom to find your ‘furever’ friend. By pointing out the aspects of your home that make it ‘pet-friendly’in your listing, you’ll attract these buyers, rather than alienating the 68% of American households that have a pet! If you are one of the many homeowners looking to list your home for sale, how do you stand out to the millions of pet parents searching for their dream... read more
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Looking to Upgrade Your Current Home? Now’s the Time to Move-Up!

If you are debating upgrading your current house to a premium or luxury home, now is the time!
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on April 04, 2019 in  Buying A Home  Home Upgrades  Luxury Homes  Move Up Buyers
Looking to Upgrade Your Current Home? Now’s the Time to Move-Up! In every area of the country, homes that are priced at the top 25% of the price range for that area are considered to be Premium Homes. In today’s real estate market there are deals to be had at the higher end! This is great news for homeowners who want to upgrade from their current house and move-up to a premium home. Much of the demand for housing over the past couple years has come from first-time buyers looking for their starter... read more
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How to Put Your Housing Cost to Work for You

Your home is one of the only investments you can live inside as you pay it off over time.
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on March 29, 2019 in  Building Wealth  Buying A Home  Financial Growth  investment  Rent vs. Buy
How to Put Your Housing Cost to Work for You There has been a lot written about the benefits of homeownership. One benefit that continues to rise to the top is the added wealth homeowners gain simply by paying their mortgage while their home increases in value over time. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently broke down the equity gained from price appreciation and principal payments in their Economists Outlook Blog. Homeowners who purchased their homes five years ago have already gain... read more
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