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5 Mortgage Terms Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Know
Posted by John Hardy - Apr 30, 2021, 8:15 AM
There are several steps of the home buying process that you may not know.…
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3 Major Updates to Biden’s Home Buyer Assistance Bill
Posted by Mike Dein - Apr 28, 2021, 9:49 AM
Initially, the credit was designed to help families buy their first homes…
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7 Steps to Growing the Perfect Lawn
Posted by John Hardy - Apr 21, 2021, 8:54 AM
Curb appeal is one of the top influencers when buying or selling a home. A…
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4 Ways the Housing Market Could Change After the Pandemic
Posted by John Hardy - Apr 19, 2021, 9:44 AM
The housing market saw shifts during the pandemic. Rates dropped, prices…
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Mistakes to Avoid When Buying in a Busy Market
Posted by John Hardy - Apr 16, 2021, 9:34 AM
Things move faster when competition is high: offers come quicker, houses…
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New Home Buyers are Taking Charge of the Current Market
Posted by John Hardy - Apr 14, 2021, 9:32 AM
Low inventory, high demand, and rising mortgage rates are all making it…
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Breaking Down the Most Common Myths About USDA Loans
Posted by Mike Dein - Apr 7, 2021, 10:12 AM
U.S. Department debunks 5 common myths about USDA Loans.
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A Home Buyer’s Guide to a Pet-Friendly Purchase
Posted by John Hardy - Apr 5, 2021, 9:03 PM
When buying a home, it’s important to consider the needs of all family…
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How to Spend Your Stimulus Money Wisely
Posted by Mike Dein - Mar 24, 2021, 9:31 AM
If you received a stimulus check it may be tempting to splurge on a Play…
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6 Quick Tips to Help Sell Your House Fast
Posted by John Hardy - Mar 22, 2021, 9:23 AM
With the help of good staging, you could garner more buyer interest, close…
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How the American Rescue Plan Will Impact Housing
Posted by John Hardy - Mar 15, 2021, 9:30 AM
The Plan is one of the largest economic relief packages in U.S. history,…
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6 Factors that Affect a Home’s Price
Posted by John Hardy - Mar 3, 2021, 10:02 AM
Home appreciation has surged over the past year, the first time we've seen…
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How to Determine if You’re Financially Ready to Buy a Home
Posted by Mike Dein - Feb 28, 2021, 12:54 PM
While buying a house is an exciting investment, it’s important that your…
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3 Reasons You Should Refinance Now
Posted by Mike Dein - Feb 24, 2021, 10:03 AM
Thousands of homeowners have refinanced their mortgage to take advantage of…
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5 Ways to Be Smarter with Your Credit this Year
Posted by Mike Dein - Feb 17, 2021, 8:54 AM
Late fees, overdrafts and fraud are easily overlooked credit card costs.…
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A Deeper Look at President Biden’s Proposed Tax Credit
Posted by Mike Dein - Feb 15, 2021, 9:58 AM
Biden's proposed $15,000 tax credit for first-time home buyers, if passed…
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5 Benefits of Mobile Banking
Posted by Mike Dein - Feb 12, 2021, 10:02 AM
In modern days almost anything is accessible on your phone – even banking.…
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Are iBuyers Worth the Buzz?
Posted by John Hardy - Feb 8, 2021, 10:38 AM
iBuyers are popular in today's market because they are convenient, however,…
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Home Buyers and Sellers Set to Score Big in 2021
Posted by Mike Dein - Jan 29, 2021, 9:36 AM
It’s hard to predict the economic swings we experienced in 2020 but one is…
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Happy Holidays
Posted by John Hardy - Dec 19, 2020, 8:46 AM
Wishing you a happy Holiday season and a joyous New Year.
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How These 7 Bills Affect Your Credit Score
Posted by Mike Dein - Dec 18, 2020, 10:16 AM
The most common loans are mortgage, car and student debt. While some bills…
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Navigating a Competitive Market with Your VA Loan
Posted by Mike Dein - Dec 16, 2020, 9:14 AM
Low home inventory and soaring demand have led to a competitive housing…
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How Lockdown Has Helped Americans Save For Second Homes
Posted by Mike Dein - Dec 14, 2020, 9:37 AM
With saving opportunities related to COVID-19, purchasing a second home has…
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Why You May Not Want to Age in Place
Posted by John Hardy - Dec 7, 2020, 9:41 AM
Aging in place has its advantages but at the same time can be just as…
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New Purchase Volume Predicted to Break Records in 2021
Posted by Mike Dein - Dec 4, 2020, 10:01 AM
By the end of 2020, predictions say that mortgage originations will reach…
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Preparing Your Home for a Safe Thanksgiving
Posted by John Hardy - Nov 23, 2020, 10:46 AM
The holidays, normally a time to gather with friends and family to spread…
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The Real Winner of the Election: Home Buyers and Homeowners
Posted by John Hardy - Nov 16, 2020, 9:38 AM
During election week, the U.S. saw some of the lowest mortgage rates of the…
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Signs the Real Estate Market is Going to Change
Posted by Mike Dein - Nov 11, 2020, 10:58 AM
Mortgage rates are low and builder sentiment is high, suggesting a busy…
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Will the Presidential Election Impact Home Sales?
Posted by John Hardy - Oct 19, 2020, 9:07 AM
During an election year, sometimes the only house that people are concerned…
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What to Expect This Fall, According to the Experts
Posted by John Hardy - Oct 12, 2020, 10:19 AM
In recent months, home sales rose at a record pace. In August, new home…
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Prepare for Bidding Wars this Fall
Posted by John Hardy - Oct 7, 2020, 9:43 AM
Even though home sales tend to slow down in winter months, ongoing…
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4 Things that Happen to Your Finances When You Buy a Home
Posted by Mike Dein - Sep 18, 2020, 10:52 AM
Buying a home impacts your credit score, your savings, and your tax bill,…
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All American Homes Assigned Flood-Risk Score
Posted by John Hardy - Sep 14, 2020, 10:46 AM
First Street Foundation has designed an interactive website to host flood…
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New to Online Banking? How to Stay Safe
Posted by Mike Dein - Aug 28, 2020, 9:57 AM
If you are someone you know is new to online banking, here are some tips to…
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Stay-At-Home Guidance Drives Home Remodeling Boom
Posted by John Hardy - Aug 26, 2020, 10:26 AM
If it seems like you’re hearing a lot of hammer and sawing lately, your…
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How Unemployment Could Impact Your Ability to Buy a Home
Posted by Mike Dein - Aug 19, 2020, 11:02 AM
Unemployment will impact your ability to buy a home, so you may need to…
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Private Mortgage Insurance Explained
Posted by Mike Dein - Aug 12, 2020, 10:59 AM
Although some home buyers believe it’s necessary to put down a 20% down…
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Sellers Requesting Proof of Preapproval Before Allowing Home Tours
Posted by John Hardy - Jul 31, 2020, 9:31 AM
Shopping for a home in the current market conditions have made pre-approval…
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Surge in Mobile Banking App Usage Increases Fraud Risk
Posted by John Hardy - Jul 10, 2020, 9:30 AM
Mobile banking is an easy way to manage finances, pay bills, and deposit…
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8 Million US Workers Live in Cities Where They Don’t Work
Posted by Mike Dein - Jul 1, 2020, 9:47 AM
Many companies have shifted to a work-from-home model as a social…
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Design Ideas for the Perfect Home Office
Posted by John Hardy - Jun 26, 2020, 9:34 AM
Having a separate space to work can improve your productivity and help you…
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Over 3 Million Adults Migrate Home During Coronavirus Quarantine
Posted by Mike Dein - Jun 24, 2020, 9:45 AM
Social distancing and staying has caused many companies to shift to…
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Can Your Age and Income Hurt Your FICO Score?
Posted by Mike Dein - Jun 22, 2020, 10:05 AM
If you’re working on improving your credit score it’s important to know…
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How to Sell Your Home this Summer
Posted by John Hardy - Jun 12, 2020, 10:06 AM
Did you delay listing your home because of the coronavirus pandemic? Are…
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How to Support Your Neighbors from a Safe Distance
Posted by John Hardy - Jun 1, 2020, 9:28 AM
A positive outcome of more time at home has been more people are getting to…
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Former Airbnb Rentals May Soon be For Sale
Posted by John Hardy - May 25, 2020, 9:22 AM
As social distancing continues, many Airbnb owners shift their business…
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Protect Your Credit Score During the Coronavirus Outbreak
Posted by Mike Dein - May 6, 2020, 9:51 AM
According to a TransUnion survey of over 3,000 people, nearly 60% of…
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How Home Buyers Have Adapted to Socially Distant Home Sellers
Posted by John Hardy - Apr 17, 2020, 10:17 AM
Realtors are using technology to create virtual tours and give prospective…
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How You Can Help Others During the Coronavirus Outbreak
Posted by John Hardy - Apr 10, 2020, 3:07 AM
Covid-19 has disrupted the lives of people across the country. Although…
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Why a Recession Does Not Mean a Housing Crisis
Posted by Mike Dein - Apr 8, 2020, 10:16 AM
As we react to the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, the word “recession”…
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What the $2 Trillion Stimulus Plan Means for You
Posted by Mike Dein - Apr 3, 2020, 11:22 AM
The coronavirus or Covid-19 pandemic has caused a global economic slowdown…
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Financial Moves You Can Make During Coronavirus Quarantine
Posted by Mike Dein - Mar 27, 2020, 9:20 AM
Coronavirus news has left a lot of us thinking about our finances. During…
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Why the Fed’s Rate Cut Does Not Mean 0% Mortgage Rates
Posted by Mike Dein - Mar 23, 2020, 10:04 AM
Last Sunday the Federal Reserve cut Federal Funds rates to nearly 0%. It…
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Household Items You Should Be Cleaning but Probably Aren’t
Posted by John Hardy - Feb 28, 2020, 9:08 AM
Did you know that the kitchen is the germiest part of your home? Cleaning…
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Market Forecast January 2020
Posted by Mike Dein - Jan 24, 2020, 11:02 AM
Market Forecast: FHFA House Price Index, Mortgage Applications, Existing…
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Could Densification Give Builders More Space to Build?
Posted by John Hardy - Jan 22, 2020, 9:14 AM
Across the country, home shoppers are competing over a limited homes. That…
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Credit Score Myths You Might Believe
Posted by Mike Dein - Jan 17, 2020, 9:45 AM
Typically, a higher credit score shows lenders that you're responsible with…
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Housing Market May See An Early Home Buying Season
Posted by John Hardy - Jan 8, 2020, 10:48 AM
Lower rates plus a more stable interest rate environment will likely…
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Fannie Mae: Upbeat Outlook for New Home Construction in 2020
Posted by Mike Dein - Jan 2, 2020, 4:29 PM
Researchers predict single-family housing starts will accelerate 10% in…
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What to Expect from the Housing Market in 2020
Posted by John Hardy - Dec 30, 2019, 10:22 AM
Although recession rumors persisted throughout 2019, the economy does not…
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