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15 Year Mortgage, Pros and Cons

Once you have decided to join the ranks of homeowners, you need to decide what type of mortgage is right for you.  The most conventional choice for home loans is the 30-year mortgage.  The 30-year mortgage started to grow in popularity in the 1950s and quickly becam...

10 Things To Do Before Moving In

While it is sure to be a very exciting time in your life, moving can also be extremely stressful.  Whether you're moving across town or to a different state, it's important to stay organized and handle as many tasks as possible before the actual move.   Inevitably, t...

Tips for Spring Lawn Care

It's time to plan your spring projects and dust off your lawn mower, rakes and gardening tools! While some days might still seem a little too cool to think about getting into your lawn maintenance routine, you need to start your spring lawn care early in order...

Can I back out of my Purchase and Sale Agreement?

It is quite possible that either a Seller or Buyer might change their mind about the sale/purchase of a home. While it is more common for the buyer to try to back out, there are occasions when the seller might also have a change of heart and request to back ou...

Spring Cleaning Tips to Freshen Up Your Home

It’s the time of year that so many of us look forward to and welcome with open arms. The cold brisk air gives way to milder temperatures, and we start putting away our winter boots, gloves and hats and replacing them with umbrellas and lightweight...

Components of a Strong Purchase Offer

If you're considering purchasing a new home, you want to know how to present a strong purchase offer. A strong offer could literally make or break a deal, especially in a hot market. Most real estate agents use a basic template for composing a...

How To Save Money When Buying New Construction

If you are looking to buy a new home, you undoubtedly know that there are multiple options out there. Some people want to get started with a fixer-upper, others want a home that is move-in ready.  If you are looking to move into a brand-new home, you will fin...

Buying a Home on Social Security Disability Insurance

There is a common misconception that those who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) do not qualify for home ownership.  Fortunately for them, this notion is just not true.  While there might be more steps involved and more paperwork to complete, those o...