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December 15, 2018
Real Estate Insurance Policy Manual for Home and Property Protection

Title Insurance and Why You Need It

Title insurance can be one of those things that someone says you need when you buy a home, but you don’t understand why.
May 15, 2018
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Which Remodeling Projects Will Add the Most Value to Your Home?

Remodeling a home, even in minor ways, can increase a family’s comfort and enjoyment. But whether or not they’re planning to sell, many homeowners considering an […]
May 1, 2018

Keys to Buying a Second Home

If you’ve been thinking about buying a second home, now is a good time to take the leap. Mortgage rates are still historically low. But there […]
April 15, 2018
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Why Do I Need an Agent If I Can Find a Home by Myself on the Internet?

While more buyers now use the Internet to gain access to listings, or available properties for sale, it is still a good idea to use an […]
April 9, 2018
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Costs of Pool Ownership

A backyard pool can look like a lot of fun when you’re house-hunting. Summer days full of swimming and splashing around your pool can be great […]
March 29, 2018
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Title Problems to Resolve Before Selling Your Home

Whether it’s embarrassment or a messy home sale transaction you want to avoid, clearing up some title restrictions before a home sale can make both less […]
March 24, 2018
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Expert Insights: Why Do Lenders Require a Down Payment?

It protects them should you default on the loan, especially if you fail to make payments in the early years of the loan when more is […]
March 18, 2018
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7 Factors to Consider When Searching for the Perfect Neighborhood

Good restaurants aren’t the only amenities worth looking for in a neighborhood. You can remodel a home, but there are some things about a neighborhood you […]
March 10, 2018
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Expert Insights: Is it Possible to Buy a Home Below Market Price?

Certainly, but it takes a lot of determination and time to find a real bargain. But if you are adamant, here are some likely targets to […]
March 6, 2018
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The Best Breeds for First-Time Homeowners

If you’re a first-time homeowner, the odds are good you will soon be ready for the fun and responsibility of owning your first dog. If you’re […]
February 28, 2018
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Tips to Remove Stubborn Home Odors

Odors are a huge turnoff for potential homebuyers and can be difficult to remove. The truth is that most homes have some sort of smell to […]
February 22, 2018
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Expert Insights: Should I Hire a Home Inspector for a New Home?

You would think not since it is new and the developer has to adhere to local construction guidelines. However, err on the side of caution—always hire […]
February 4, 2018
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Staging: The Secret to Sealing the Deal

Given that an overwhelming 90% of home searches begin online, how can we move buyers from behind the screen to inside your home? Staging. As your […]
January 22, 2018
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Buying a Car When You Have an Upside-Down Loan

Owing more on a car loan than the car is worth—called being “upside down” on a loan—can make buying a new vehicle difficult. The negative equity […]
January 18, 2018
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3 Questions about Interest Rates

If you’re shopping for a home loan, you’re likely focusing on interest rates. Below are a handful of questions you may have about the art of […]