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How to Throw an Epic Housewarming Party

When it comes to getting your home financed with a VA loan, there are a lot of moving parts. But before the process can be set in motion, you need to

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MORTGAGE MARKET

Is It Better to Build or Buy a House?

The median sale price of a home in the United States has steadily risen over the past year. According to numbers from the Department of Housing and

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HOME & GARDEN

Tips for Overcoming Empty Nest Syndrome

Fall is the season of change. If your kid just left the nest for college or the next step in their career, this might be a strange time of

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PURCHASE

Home Appraisal vs. Home Inspection

Home appraisal vs. home inspection: what’s the difference and why you need both. It’s easy to confuse a home appraisal with a home inspection, or

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MORTGAGE MARKET

School District Impact on Property Values and Home Prices

Did you know? School district impact on property values can influence home prices and home buying trends. It’s back-to-school season and we can’t

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MONEY MANAGEMENT

5 Ways to Make Homeownership Affordable for You

Find out just how affordable homeownership can be with these five tips. Tis the season of savings—or so they say. While it’s true that some of

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PURCHASE

Buying Your First Rental Property? Here’s What You Need to Know

Like any investment, buying your first rental property entails some risk. But, the rewards can be pretty sweet, too. Ready to become a real estate

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PURCHASE

8 Things Every First-Time Home Buyer Needs to Know

Eight things first-time home buyers need to know before they start shopping. It’s about that time, isn’t it? Paying rent every month for an

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MORTGAGE MARKET

Multiple Offers on a House? Here’s How to Choose the Best One

Buying a new home often involves selling your current one. And in this market, that likely means you’ll receive multiple offers from potential

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HOME & GARDEN

How to Reduce Traffic Noise in Your Backyard

Nothing says serenity like the shrill of sirens, blaring of horns, and jarring cacophony of traffic. Your backyard should be a place to get away from

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HOME & GARDEN

10 Interior Design Tips for Every Budget

If current rates have you staying put, that doesn’t mean your decor has to stay the same, too. There are plenty of great ways to use interior

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PURCHASE

Should You Buy or Sell First?

So you’re ready to move, but should you buy or sell first? It’s time. Your family’s getting bigger and you need more space, or maybe you’ve

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