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Amenities Home Buyers Should Look For In 2019
December 11, 2018

If you are considering purchasing a home in 2019, you are undoubtedly dreaming of the amenities and features that are important to you. As more millennial buyers move into the market and seek out their first space, the housing market...

When It Comes to Buying a Home, Pets Matter
December 10, 2018

About 61% of American households have pets. Last year, American pet owners spent nearly 70 billion dollars on goods and services for their pets. If you’ve got a pet, chances are good that you consider your pet an important part...

Do millennials value homeownership over other life events?
November 29, 2018

It was once thought that millennials, a generation born roughly from 1981-1997, were the entitled generation that was to live at home with their parents, long after graduating from college and securing full-time jobs. As recently as 2015, millennials were...

You Don’t Have to Be Debt-Free to Buy a Home
November 19, 2018

Credit cards, student loans, and other debts are a fact of modern life. Last year, the average American carried about $38,000 in personal debt. And fewer than one in four American adults are completely debt-free. But if you think you’ve...

Tips on Homebuying for Tipped Employees
November 12, 2018

Plenty of people rely on tips for a significant part of their income. Right now, more than 16 million Americans work in the kinds of service and hospitality industry jobs that have traditionally relied on tips for compensation. And that...

Act Fast: Interest Rates Are Going Up!
November 5, 2018

The Federal Reserve has raised interest rates three times in 2018, and they’re not finished: another hike is expected before the end of the year. If that’s not bad enough, most financial analysts agree that we can look forward to...

Is Your Home Halloween-Ready? Our Tips on How To Haunt Your House!
October 22, 2018

It’s a fact: great neighborhoods for trick-or-treating are great places to live year-round. With Halloween just around the corner, that means it’s time for many home owners to get their trick-or-treater game in gear. First Halloween as a homeowner? New...

Think Millennials Homebuyers Are Buying in Big Cities? Think Again.
October 16, 2018

In the popular imagination, millennials live in big city apartments or occupy their parents’ basements rent-free. But in fact, members of the millennial cohort—that generation of young adults born roughly between 1980 and 1998—bought more homes last year than people...

What You Need to Know About Jumbo Mortgages
October 8, 2018

If life has treated you pretty well and/or you’re looking for a home in an expensive part of the country, you may discover that the amount you’ll need to borrow to purchase a home puts your mortgage in jumbo mortgage...

Your Final Walkthrough: What to Look For and When to Put on the Brakes
October 2, 2018

You’re almost there, future homeowner! You’ve made a successful offer and sorted out your financing. Your future home appraised well, and it cleared a title search. Now, it’s time for your final walkthrough: one last look around before you officially...