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Why Refinance Your Mortgage

Mortgage interest rates have been at historic lows, causing many to look into a refinance of their mortgage, and given the recent market conditions we…

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Getting Rid of Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)

Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) lowers the risk to the lender, should you default on your mortgage payments. Please note that PMI does not benefit you, the borrower, but instead protects the lender with whom you are getting the mortgage. PMI is often required with loans that carry a lower down payment. In fact, because of this, it is quite common for people, particularly first-time home owners, to have to pay for PMI.

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Process of Buying a Home

The Process of Buying a Home By: Mike DeKuiper Whether this is your first or your fifth time buying a home, so…

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Home Updates on a Budget

With just $500 dollars, you can make a huge difference in your home with some upgrades. These upgrades can increase the attention of your house…

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How to Downsize When Moving

Are you looking around and realizing you have a house full of stuff and you’re getting anxious about moving it all? Moving can be stressful…

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Create a Cozy Atmosphere at Home

Winter is looming with it grey skies and early sunsets. Even though you may be stuck inside, here are some tips to maximize the cozy-factor…

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Fall Home Maintenance

The cooler weather means it’s time to start cleaning up and preparing your home for the upcoming winter weather ahead. Below are some home maintenance…

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Home Fire Prevention

October is Fire Prevention Month. According to NFPA (National Fire Prevention Association), the winter months see an increase in fires along with deaths and injuries…

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