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Refinancing

Are You Being Squeezed Out of the Market?

Inventory is low. Housing demand is high. It's a textbook example of a seller's market. But, when you add rising interest rates and home...

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Homebuying, Refinancing

Ways to Deal with Rising Interest Rates and Housing Costs

Are you in the market for a new house but are worried about the sharply rising interest rates and expensive homes? You're not alone. 

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Lifestyle

5 Tips for Cohesive Home Design

People are often complex, with endless layers of likes, dislikes, and opinions. When it comes to designing your home, how do you combine...

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Finances

Which Couponing App is Best?

Years ago, couponing meant searching through the Sunday paper with a pair of scissors and an envelope to store all the clippings. These...

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Finances

How the Pandemic Will Affect Your 2020 Taxes

With the new tax day extended to May 17th, you may be wondering what else has changed about your taxes this year due to the pandemic. We...

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Home Selling

What Can I Do If My House Isn’t Selling?

Are you ready to move, but your house isn’t selling? It can be a frustrating place to be, especially if time is a factor in your move....

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Mortgage 101

How Long Does it Take to Get a Mortgage?

How long does it take to get a mortgage? We get this question all the time – and for a good reason! It's different everywhere, and...

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Lifestyle

How to Have Hard Conversations with Your Kids

Parenting is hard, overwhelming, and just plain exhausting. But, there’s nothing more rewarding, especially when we start to see...

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Lifestyle

Winter-Proof Your Patio

Winter is here, and that means snow, ice, and freezing cold temperatures. It also means taking a little extra care of your deck or patio....

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Mortgage 101

What Questions Should I Ask a Mortgage Lender?

As a mortgage lender, we get a ton of questions every day from first-time borrowers and veteran homeowners alike. The housing industry is...

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