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How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

Use these four strategies to wipe out your home loan, freeing you to save for other goals. …

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5 Things to Know Before Buying an Older Home

The house has historical charm and checks many of my “must-have” boxes. Sold! Once I took off the rose-colored glasses, I realized the challenges of owning a 100-year-old home.…

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How to Save for a Down Payment on a House

We all know that a larger down payment will reduce your monthly mortgage. Follow these step-by-step instructions on how to start saving for a house.…

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Costs Involved in Owning a House

New homeowners are often surprised by the costs of owning a home. Your mortgage is one thing, but what else adds to homeownership expenses?…

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9 Steps to Buying a Home

A home purchase is a significant investment, so making the right decisions and keeping an eye on the details are essential.…

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7 Questions to Ask Before Moving

A potential move is an exciting life event—new sights, smells, sounds and experiences in a new city. However, before you move, there are important questions to ask yourself.…

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6 Easy Home Staging Tips for Sellers

Ready to put your home on the market? If you want to sell your home quickly in a competitive real estate market, there are several steps you should take in advance—including staging your home. …

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8 Common Home Inspection Issues

Buying a home is an investment. Whether a newer build or historic home, getting a complete evaluation of your home gives you essential insight and could prevent you from investing in a money pit.…

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Declutter Before You Move

Whether moving out of a rental or putting your house on the market, decluttering is the key to a stress-free move.…

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