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Is Downsizing in Retirement a Smart Move?

As people approach retirement, one of the big decisions that couples will discuss is whether to downsize and move into a smaller home. Is it a financially savvy move?

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With rates up, should you pay off your house quickly?

Now that interest rates are up in the seven percent range and people are paying a higher rate for their mortgage, should you still be thinking about paying your mortgage as quickly as possible or continue making your scheduled payments over time?

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What Changes are Coming from the National Association of Realtors Lawsuit?

A lawsuit against the National Association of Realtors (NAR) is making waves, and the ripple effect could alter the landscape for buyers, sellers, and agents alike

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How Can I Make My Home Offer Stand Out?

Finding a home that checks all the boxes is an awesome feeling, but you can’t celebrate until you’ve had your offer accepted. In a market where competition can get pretty heated, the difference in winning and losing is usually a slim margin so putting together the best possible offer is critical.

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The Three Pillars of Mortgage Approval

What will a mortgage lender look for when determining whether you will be approved for a loan? The approval process involves three key pillars, which every buyer will need to be prepared for and we’ll break that all down in this video.

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Should you buy or rent? Here’s what the math says

The debate over whether it’s better to buy or rent isn’t a new one, but it’s picked up in recent years as interest rates have risen and property values have soared. Which is the better option financially? The answer might lie in a number of considerations, but the math makes a very compelling argument in one direction.

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Are we still in a seller’s market?

As we head into spring, history tells us that inventory will start to pick up again. But are we still in a seller’s market?

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What Funds Can I Use to Close?

When it comes time to sit down at the closing table to complete your mortgage process, what’s the best way to fund your closing costs and what is not acceptable to use?

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Rolling Renovation Costs Into Your Mortgage

So whether you want to add a patio, put in a pool, or remodel a kitchen, can you roll those renovation costs into your mortgage loan?

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Should You Buy a Home Before a Divorce is Finalized?

Whether you’re the person retaining the house or the person that will be looking for a new place to live, we’ll share the common challenges we work through, the options you might have, and how we provide support for either situation you might be in.

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