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All Hands On Deck: 6 DIY Projects for You and Your Family Before Winter
Posted by John Hardy - Oct 16, 2020, 10:31 AM
Tired of playing Monopoly during the pandemic? Try adding to your property…
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Does Your Credit Score Matter in Retirement?
Posted by Mike Dein - Oct 14, 2020, 10:37 AM
Most financial experts agree that maintaining good credit is important for…
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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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Low Down Payment Options: FHA Loan vs. Freddie Mac Home Possible Loan
Posted by Mike Dein - Oct 9, 2020, 10:00 AM
You’ve found the perfect place but there’s one thing standing in between…
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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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5 Painting Mistakes Amateurs Make
Posted by John Hardy - Oct 5, 2020, 9:35 AM
One of the easiest ways to spruce up your space is to add a fresh coat of…
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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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Federal Reserve Announces New Approach to Inflation and Interest Rates
Posted by Mike Dein - Sep 16, 2020, 10:50 AM
Some economists predict it could be years before there is another interest…
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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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Predictions for the Fall Housing Market
Posted by John Hardy - Sep 11, 2020, 9:48 AM
After an economic standstill this Spring, and a slow reopening across the…
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5 Things to Consider Before Fleeing the City for the Suburbs
Posted by John Hardy - Sep 9, 2020, 9:25 AM
If you’re thinking about a suburban migration, here are some things you…
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Do You Have a Bad Credit Score?
Posted by Mike Dein - Sep 7, 2020, 10:20 AM
What is considered a “bad” credit score and what can you do to improve…
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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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What to Expect to Pay for Closing Costs
Posted by Mike Dein - Aug 24, 2020, 9:33 AM
Homeowners who are refinancing an existing loan to save money need to…
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Your New Home Checklist
Posted by John Hardy - Aug 21, 2020, 9:10 AM
Moving into a new home is exciting – and can be overwhelming.  That’s why…
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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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The Truth About Today’s Low Interest Rates
Posted by Mike Dein - Aug 17, 2020, 11:08 AM
While interest rates have generally trended lower, the rate of interest on…
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Addictive Kung Pao Chicken
Posted by John Hardy - Aug 14, 2020, 2:18 PM
Perfect combination of sweet, salt and spice make this recipe hard to pass…
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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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Waiting to Buy vs. Buying Now
Posted by John Hardy - Aug 10, 2020, 10:47 AM
Historically low rates have motivated many home buyers across the country,…
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What You Should Know About Buying a Second Home
Posted by Mike Dein - Aug 7, 2020, 10:15 AM
With many Americans flocking to far-flung regions to escape coronavirus…
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What Lower Interest Rates Mean for Your Savings Account
Posted by Mike Dein - Aug 4, 2020, 10:22 AM
While the cost of borrowing money is at an all-time low, savers are earning…
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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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How Your Down Payment and Your Credit Score Impact a Mortgage
Posted by Mike Dein - Jul 29, 2020, 9:04 AM
The mortgage application process includes an in-depth review of your…
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How to Stretch Your Income if You’ve Been Impacted by the Pandemic
Posted by Mike Dein - Jul 27, 2020, 10:15 AM
With an uncertain road to recovery ahead, Americans are worried about an…
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1.3 Million Homeowners Put Down Less than 20%
Posted by Mike Dein - Jul 24, 2020, 9:47 AM
Saving for a down payment is taking longer, low down payment mortgages are…
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Reasons to Break Your Lease and How to Do It
Posted by Mike Dein - Jul 22, 2020, 9:37 AM
Talk to your landlord first. Many leases have clauses or instructions…
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6 Home Improvement Projects that Won’t Improve Your Home’s Resale Value
Posted by John Hardy - Jul 20, 2020, 9:25 AM
Before you invest your time and money into a home improvement project,…
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Questions to Ask Before You Refinance
Posted by Mike Dein - Jul 16, 2020, 10:06 AM
You may be tempted to lower your monthly payment with a mortgage refinance,…
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Report: It Could Take Up to 21 Years or More to Save a 20% Down Payment
Posted by John Hardy - Jul 14, 2020, 9:13 AM
Although many first-time home buyers believe a 20% down payment is required…
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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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Nearly 70% of Home Sellers Willing to Accept Lower Offer Price
Posted by Mike Dein - Jul 8, 2020, 10:04 AM
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many moves have been interrupted or…
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First-Time Home Buyers: Buy, Build, or Fix Up?
Posted by Mike Dein - Jul 6, 2020, 9:49 AM
Before you start shopping, it’s important to set realistic expectations and…
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Ask the Experts: Saving for Your New Home
Posted by Mike Dein - Jul 3, 2020, 9:11 AM
Want independence from your landlord? You are not alone. With record low…
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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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Warning: 4 Ways You’re Paying Too Much for Your New Home
Posted by John Hardy - Jun 29, 2020, 10:25 AM
Buying a home is a big investment, you don’t want to spend too much.…
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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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7 Steps to Your New Home Purchase
Posted by John Hardy - Jun 19, 2020, 9:45 AM
After a disrupted spring home buying and season, many buyers and sellers…
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70% of Homeowners Applying for Forbearance May Not Need It
Posted by Mike Dein - Jun 17, 2020, 10:38 AM
Having a mortgage in forbearance will not immediately impact your credit…
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The Credit Score You Should Aim For, According to Experts
Posted by Mike Dein - Jun 15, 2020, 10:07 AM
Experts report having a score of at least 760 will get you the best…
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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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Low Mortgage Rates Could Bring Out the Next Wave of Millennial Home Buyers
Posted by Mike Dein - Jun 10, 2020, 10:25 AM
With the home buying and selling season disrupted by the coronavirus…
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Can Breaking Your Lease Hurt Your Credit Score?
Posted by Mike Dein - Jun 8, 2020, 9:16 AM
When you’re faced with the need to break your lease, it’s important to know…
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Making Your New Home Wish List
Posted by John Hardy - Jun 5, 2020, 10:00 AM
If you’ve spent the past months confined to your home, this extra time is a…
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Share of Single American Homeowners Reaches 118-Year High
Posted by Mike Dein - Jun 3, 2020, 9:44 AM
In 2019, single Americans owned 38.4% of US housing stock, the largest…
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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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30-Minute Chicken Fajitas
Posted by John Hardy - May 30, 2020, 11:24 AM
If you're in the mood for Mexican food and don't have a lot of time this is…
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Market Forecast May 2020
Posted by Mike Dein - May 28, 2020, 9:44 AM
Mortgage rates have not moved significantly in recent weeks, continuing to…
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Where Home Prices may be Headed Post-Pandemic
Posted by John Hardy - May 27, 2020, 9:31 AM
As states start to reopen, and people go back to work, most Realtors®…
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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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What to Expect from Home Buyers, Home Sellers, and Renters Post-Pandemic
Posted by John Hardy - May 15, 2020, 8:22 AM
Widespread layoffs and furloughs have caused economic disruption and social…
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Build-to-Rent Neighborhoods Popular Among Property Investors
Posted by Mike Dein - May 13, 2020, 9:36 AM
Investors who buy to sell, buy a home for a low price, improve it and sell…
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Expanded Unemployment Benefits: What You Need to Know
Posted by Mike Dein - May 11, 2020, 10:55 AM
The CARES Act was passed to expand unemployment benefits to all workers…
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Money Moves to Make While Interest Rates are Low
Posted by Mike Dein - May 8, 2020, 8:42 AM
Americans are judging how the economic slowdown will impact their finances.…
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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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Questions You Can Ask the Neighbors Before You Buy Your New Home
Posted by John Hardy - May 4, 2020, 9:22 AM
Shopping for a new home in a new area? Neighbors could be your greatest…
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5 Ways Coronavirus May Impact Housing Trends
Posted by John Hardy - Apr 29, 2020, 9:24 AM
Recent data shows sales across the country have slowed during a season that…
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