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    Rapid Rescoring for a Faster Home Loan

    By Admin | January 21, 2023

    Home shoppers who haven’t checked their credit report months before applying for a home loan may be in for a shock when they visit a loan officer. A host of problems could pop up: Their credit score could be a little too low to qualify for the best rate on a mortgage, they’re using a... Read More

    How to Take Advantage of Smart Home Features

    By Admin | January 14, 2023

    According to a recent HomeAdvisor research report, Americans spent on average $564-$2,260 to install a home automation system, with prices ranging as high as $15,000 to install a hard-wired system. While outfitting your home with a full suite of smart home technology can be pricey and intimidating, there are some smaller ways you can start... Read More

    3 Ways to Save for a Down Payment

    By Admin | January 7, 2023

    Saving for a down payment can be a challenge. But it’s not impossible. While a 20 percent down payment isn’t necessarily the norm anymore, most loans require some money down from buyers. Coming up with these funds can be a sticking point on the path to homeownership, especially when you consider that a 10 percent... Read More

    4 Upgrades to Save on Renters Insurance

    By Admin | December 24, 2022

    Renters insurance is relatively inexpensive, costing between $15 and $30 per month, according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. For less than $1 per day, renters can protect all of their possessions and not be held liable for an accident in their rental home. Even the most miserly renters can save on renters insurance by... Read More

    Big Issues to Consider Before Buying a Tiny Home

    By Admin | December 17, 2022

    Owning a tiny home can leave you debt-free, but it can still have some big costs. Buying a tiny home can be a way to get out from under the burden of a home loan—or at least lead to a smaller mortgage—but there are other costs buyers should know about before they find the tiny... Read More

    Surprising Things Covered by Your Home Insurance

    By Admin | December 10, 2022

    Homeowners insurance is supposed to cover catastrophes such as fires, hurricanes and a tree falling through the roof. But there are some much lesser problems that a typical insurance policy can cover. Here are some of the surprising things covered by many home insurance policies. Check with your insurer first to see if you’re covered... Read More

    5 Ways to Boost Your Credit Score

    By Admin | December 3, 2022

    Plan on applying for a home mortgage, car loan or new credit card? Lenders will be looking at your credit score to determine if you’re a responsible borrower. The higher your credit score, the more likely a lender will qualify you and offer the best terms. Although boosting your score requires time and discipline, here... Read More

    Fire Safety Tips for Your Home

    By Admin | November 26, 2022

    Every year in the U.S., fire kills over 3,000 people, injures thousands more and causes billions of dollars of damage. House fires are a major contributor to those horrific statistics, which is why it’s important to make fire safety a priority in your home. Here are some tips from the U.S. Fire Administration to help... Read More

    What Is a Contingent Offer?

    By Admin | November 21, 2022

    When a prospective buyer has found the right house and agreed to a price with the seller, the buyer can make a contingent offer. That means that the transaction will proceed, as long as specific contingencies, or conditions, are met. Those contingencies are essential to ensure that each party is aware of all relevant facts... Read More

    Tips for Organizing Your Home

    By Admin | November 13, 2022

    No matter the size of your home, odds are you could still spend all day cleaning. Even though life tends to get in the way of secondary chores, identifying your home’s major bound-to-be-disorganized areas can help ease the clutter tension in your home and save you cleaning time. Kitchen: With so many pots and pans... Read More