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Mistakes to Avoid When Refinancing a Home or Car

Mistakes to Avoid When Refinancing a Home or Car

When refinancing your home or your car, you need to avoid these common mistakes that many people make.  Low-interest rates might not be doing your savings account any good, but they’re a gift to borrowers across the nation. Shrinking your monthly payments and paying off your debts faster is something that refinancing can do, but only

Making Sure the Price is Right When Selling Your Home

Making Sure the Price is Right When Selling Your Home

If you’re selling your home, you have to make sure that the price is right–especially when it comes to the market of the early 21st century.  In today’s market, demand for houses is outpacing supply in many regions of the country. Despite the recent upward trend and strengthening of the market, we still have a

Questions You Need to Ask Your Mortgage Lender

Questions You Need to Ask Your Mortgage Lender

With new rules from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, you should be ready with plenty of knowledge before you go to the closing table.  From sifting through endless paperwork to searching for optimal loan terms, purchasing a home can be as mentally taxing as navigating through a mountain range without any GPS. Channeling your energy

How to Create a Tempting Offer Specifically for Sellers

How to Forge a Tempting Offer Specifically for Sellers

How to Create a Tempting Offer Specifically for Sellers When you make an offer for your dream home, you should be like Marlon Brando and “Make them an offer they can’t refuse.”  Finding the ideal home is like striking gold! After hours of scouring the housing market, you’ve finally found the home that fits your

The 12 Steps of Real Estate Closing (Part II)

The 12 Steps of Real Estate Closing (Part II)

After you’ve found your perfect house (and read Part I), your journey is just beginning . . . The conclusion to our 12 Steps of Real Estate Closing. Pest Inspection This is separate from the home inspection, and the name of what you have to do is quite self-explanatory. The pest inspection assures that your

Recognizing and Reducing Pet Stress: A Pet Owner’s Guide for a Happier Pet

Recognizing and Reducing Pet Stress: A Pet Owners Guide for a Happier Pet

Life can be stressful, even for your pet which has no real responsibilities. Know how you can spot the signs of stress in your cat or dog and help them relax. Cats and dogs are living things with brains, feelings, hormones, and emotions. Have you ever left your pet for an extended period of time

Does Going Green Actually Help Sell a Home?

Does Going Green Actually Help Sell a Home

Your home’s solar panels and geothermal system may seem like its best features, but some buyers may feel differently about going green.  With the dangers that face our planet with the use of oil and natural gases, some Americans have responsibly taken things into their own hands and installed alternative energy solutions like solar panels

Should You Go With an ARM or Fixed Rate Loan?

Should You Go With an ARM or Fixed Rate Loan?

As the end of the fixed portion of your ARM approaches, it may be time to start thinking about refinancing or even shopping for a new home. If you purchased your home with an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM), thinking you’d sell the home before the fixed portion of your ARM ended, be glad to know