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Show Your House Some Love

Show Your House Some Love With Valentine’s Day almost upon us, many have made special plans to reinforce their love for those around them—or if…

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The Stockton Awards- possibly better than the Oscars

The Oscars, a night full of glitz and glam, celebrating a year of movie making magic and those who worked so hard to entertain us. While this is certainly a night to remember, some could feel there is an Awards presentation that is even better—the Stockton Mortgage Annual Awards Luncheon. So, while every news outlet covers the Oscars recap, we are here to fill you in on the highlights of the Stockton Awards. Keep reading for the water cooler moments you’ll want to remember.

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FHA Loan

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan is a great option for borrowers without a large amount saved for a down payment. It is easy credit…

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Buy Your Spouse a House

Buy Your Spouse a House We all know that Valentine’s Day is a Hallmark holiday, but all sense and reasoning tends to go out the window when your special someone is watching everyone receive flowers and chocolates at the office, everyone except them. Flowers and chocolates are nice and certainly have their place in brining joy to a day but what about giving a gift with the future in mind? Think about it this way, you are investing in your future together.

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Self Employed Borrowers

Renting can be miserable. From terrible landlords to noisy neighbors, I’ve seen it all. Awful renting experiences are why my husband and I decided to buy sooner than later, but what if you’re not sure if you can be approved for a mortgage? It can be very scary talking mortgages when you’re self-employed but if you don’t get out of that rental you are going to lose your mind! Don’t worry, I’m going to break down some facts for you.

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Winter Pet Care For Your Pet

As crazy as Kentucky weather is, winter still seems to be in full force around here. In fact, my dogs let me know that it's freezing outside every time they get a potty break. The pups start barking and scratching at the door begging to come in. Unfortunately, there are a few things pet owners need to be aware of in the colder months. Your pet is at risk for things like frostbite and hypothermia. Both can creep up faster than you think! I’ve listed 6 tips to keep your pet safe this winter.

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Stove Top Potpourri

Stove Top Potpourri Do you have scents that you pair with feelings? You know, like how cozy would smell? It is amazing how smells can influence our moods, help us recall a memory or even make us more productive. But with concerns about chemicals in air fresheners or just simply not wanting to spend big bucks for candles, what are we to do? Well I’ll tell you; we can make stove top potpourri! Not only is it created with all-natural ingredients (no yucky chemicals) but because the base is water, you are even adding moisture into the air—like a great smelling humidifier!

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