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What you need to know about buying a home during a recession

In 2008, the media was almost singularly focused on the Great Recession. From the housing market downturn and bank bailouts to job losses and a massive increase in the poverty rate, it’s a time most of us hoped to forget....
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3 things you must know about buying a newly-built home

That new car smell can’t hold a candle to that of a brand-new house. No lingering, nasty cooking odors, no doggy or baby smells and no third-hand smoke odors. A new house is pristine and that’s what attracts many to...
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Is this a good time to sell your home?

If you’re confused by what you read or hear in the news regarding the housing market, you are not alone. While one headline blasts that mortgage rates will continue to rise, another claims that they’ll even out in 2023, somewhere...
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3 things you must know before selling your home

Making the decision to sell your home may be easy. Then again, for some, it’s wrenching. After all, whether it’s a condo in the heart of the city, or a suburban tract home, our homes are full of memories and...
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Hey homeowner: Are you ready to downsize?

Jack and Betty Ayers fixed it up, raised their kids in it, and still cherished the many memories it held. But the couple knew they no longer needed their two-story, 3,000-square-foot Colonial. Those three empty bedrooms still needed routine dusting...
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Interested in buying a maintenance-free home?

“Seventy-four million people in the United States (27% of the population)” live in condominiums, according to Sa El at SimplyInsurance.com. Many of these homeowners downsized because of the heavy maintenance needs of single-family houses. While there is no such thing...
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Thinking of buying a home? This is the perfect time to work on your credit score

The most important step to take before you begin searching for a home is to get your financing in order. Depending on your credit, this may be just a matter of seeing a lender for a mortgage pre-approval letter, or...
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Company coming? 4 must-do easy home improvements to get done now

The countdown to the late-fall through the new year festivities is on. If airline ticket prices remain as high as they are currently, traveling to gramma’s house will be a challenge. In fact, according to a recent NerdWallet survey, 37%...
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Uh-oh – not the foundation! What to look for, who to call and what you’ll pay

“The support upon which something rests,” is how Merriam Webster Dictionary defines ‘foundation.’ Think about that for a minute. Your home rests on its foundation, which, when functioning properly, provides structural stability, safety and value to the home. If it’s...
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Here’s what you need to know about private mortgage insurance (PMI)

Most American homebuyers at the turn of the 20th century were forced to pony up 50 percent of the home’s appraised value to get a mortgage. Needless to say, most low- and middle-income folks’ version of the American Dream didn’t...
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