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8 Easy Ways to Add Value to Your Home
June 1, 2021

8 Easy Ways to Add Value to Your Home

1. Paint a Room With just one fresh coat of paint, a dull room can be transformed to a bold one. Don’t want to make that big of a splash? Create an accent wall or add color to the trim for a trendy up...


5 Benefits of a Cash-Out Refi
December 14, 2021

5 Benefits of a Cash-Out Refi

If you’ve built up enough equity in your home, it may be a good idea to go through with a cash-out home refinance. Here are 5 reasons why you might want to. 1. You can use the cash you get for major e...


Understanding the Basics of Home Equity in 2021
March 22, 2021

Understanding the Basics of Home Equity in 2021

By definition, home equity is the difference between the property’s current market value and the amount you still owe on the mortgage for that property. For example, if your home is currently valued a...


8 Things You Need to Know About Homeowners Insurance
September 21, 2020

8 Things You Need to Know About Homeowners Insurance

If buying homeowners insurance is on your radar, read on to learn about policies, premiums, claims, and more. 1. There Are Various Insurance Policies and Coverages Depending on the insurer and where y...


5 Interior Design Tips for Your Home
August 24, 2021

5 Interior Design Tips for Your Home

The Truth: While the financial side of the homebuying process typically trumps stylistic features and interior design preferences in terms of significance in the grand scheme of homeownership, at the ...


Weekly Mortgage Applications Rise, a Sign of Hope for the Spring Homebuying Season
February 25, 2019

Weekly Mortgage Applications Rise, a Sign of Hope for the Spring Homebuying Season

Mortgage application volume increased 3.6 percent last week from the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's seasonally adjusted index. Applications to purchase a home increased...


Comparing the Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) & Cash-Out Refinance
December 13, 2021

Comparing the Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) & Cash-Out Refinance

Start with Your Home’s Equity Simply put, home equity is the market value of your home. The amount of equity you’ve built throughout the repayment period of your loan is determined by taking the appra...


What is Equity?
August 5, 2021

What is Equity?

How to Build Equity in My Home Buying a home is an investment. That’s one of the major perks of homeownership. As with any investment, the idea – and goal – is to build wealth over time. The concept i...


Pros & Cons of a Move-In Ready Home Vs a Fixer Upper
January 15, 2021

Pros & Cons of a Move-In Ready Home Vs a Fixer Upper

Fixer-Uppers Fixer-upper homes are properties that require varying degrees of repair, renovation, or redesign, but can be lived in as-is. Because fixer-upper homes tend to be more affordable than ...