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Do you need a realtor?

The short answer is no, but not using a realtor, instead thinking you can use the internet as your only means of information is short-sighted. From researching the projected cost of utilities to local zoning restrictions, you’re going to invest countless hours in research before making an offer. As a buyer, and especially as a

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Regular Home Maintenance Checklist

As a new homeowner, it can seem intimidating or totally overwhelming keeping up with the tasks required of home ownership. Fortunately, most of this list of tasks can be completed on your own without much experience. Without further ado, here’s your regular home maintenance checklist: MONTHLY Inspect, and possibly change out HVAC filters Experts will

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What is Mortgage Protection Insurance?

Consider what would happen if someone listed on your mortgage became disabled, came down with a serious illness or died? Do other family members have the finances to make monthly mortgage payment? Do you have a financial back-up plan? Don’t feel alone. Many people don’t have a plan or an insurance that would assist in

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Guidelines for Calculating a Mortgage

If you’re in the market for a new home, you’ll first want to have an idea of what you can afford. There are many online mortgage tools to use but remember this is just an estimate. When you feel you’re ready to initiate the purchasing process you should obtain professional mortgage advice on your actual

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Home Equity Loan and Second Mortgage: What’s the Difference?

The terminology is confusing. A second mortgage is any loan that involves a second lien on the property. Some second mortgages are for a fixed dollar amount paid out at one time, in the same way as a first mortgage. As with firsts, such seconds may be fixed-rate or adjustable-rate. You will need to keep

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Energy Improvement Projects

According to energy experts, roughly 35 percent of heating and cooling is lost through your roof. Even more can escape through the walls, windows, doors, and from air leaks. Make your home energy-efficient with the basics, and the most important is the proper sealing of air leaks and insulating sufficiently for the weather in your

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