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We help people buy houses so they can create a home. Here we share more than mortgage finance tips (although we do that too). We aim to help you make your house a home through DIY projects, pet care, hosting tips, yard maintenance, and much more!

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Fall In Love With Your Home

Fall in Love with Your Home Does anyone else develop crushes on homes? As you stroll through the established neighborhood with its stately homes and towering trees, do you day dream about living in one of these with its squeaky staircase and wooden floors? For me, the charm of an older home and the character it possesses can make my head spin into a fantasy that is miles away from reality. I picture myself lounging in front of the big bay windows, taking in the sun and sipping lemonade. But the reality of the situation is I would likely have the curtains drawn, trying to keep the heat out helping the AC do its best to keep up in a drafty old home. 


The Piggy Bank: College Talk

The Piggy Bank: College Talk Discussion of which college is the right fit is often an emotional quest for the student and parents alike. There are so many options, liberal arts school, large research university, small school close to home—guidance counselors talk about finding a school that offers an atmosphere that fits the student and suits their academic pursuits. One aspect of selecting a college that can sometimes be overlooked or kept as more of an afterthought is, how will the costs be covered? Losing sight of the financial consequences of their decisions can leave families of college-bound students scrambling to figure out how they will pay for it all. 


203k Loans, Simple to Stunning: Bold Walls

Simple to Stunning: Bold Walls I have oddly fallen in love with wallpaper. It feels a little like a forbidden love. I grew up in a home where we flipped houses on the weekends which means removing layers of wallpaper and paint from many walls! But the wallpaper that I have a love affair with is not the boring repeated pattern wallpapers, but instead the bold, amazing, glamorous papers that can turn a boring wall into one of art! Let me show you some examples:


Stockton Grows Its Southern Roots

Stockton Grows Its Southern Roots  “North is a direction. The South is a lifestyle.” If that is true, Stockton Mortgage just got a little more southern. At the end of 2017, we added a branch in Maryville, TN, giving us a total of four offices in the state of Tennessee. The folks working at this office nestled in a city flanked by the college town of Knoxville and the Great Smoky Mountains, have embraced their community and its southern style. 

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