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Should I Stay Or Should I Go? How To Move Up With Ease Series We all love our first home but eventually there comes a point when it’s time to move on.  Life changes and so do our needs and wants in a home. When you are ready for a new home but also have […]

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How to Avoid the Three Biggest Homeownership Blunders Everyone wants to avoid these three biggies: Don’t worry, there are plenty of things you can do to prevent these blunders. Here’s a rundown of the simple steps you can take to keep your home in tiptop shape – what to look out for, how to prevent […]

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How Long Do You Need to Own Before You Sell? I get this question from both new clients who are about to buy their first home as well as clients that have owned their home for a while, “How long should I plan to hold on to my home before I sell?” Whether you want […]

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How To Handle 5 Home Emergency Situations As a homeowner, it’s fun to enjoy all the great things about your home—place to relax, entertain, or spend quality time with family.  But what about when something goes wrong?  Do you know what needs to be done in case of an emergency or other urgent situation in […]

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Get Going on Your Home Maintenance Should’ve, would’ve, could’ve.   Don’t make that your mantra when it comes to your home’s maintenance! Preventative maintenance is worth your time and money NOW to avoid costly home disasters later.  You don’t want to be the one saying, “I should’ve caulked those windows for a few bucks a tube,” […]

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20 Survival Tips for Homeowners Being a homeowner can be exciting and fun at times, with lots of freedom to make it your own space! As a homeowner, though, you’re the one in charge of any repairs, maintenance, finances, and improvements over the long haul.  Whether you’re a first time homeowner or you’ve owned many, […]

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3 Common Mistakes that Lower Credit Scores Whether you know it or not, there might be things you are doing that can effect your credit score for the worse.   Even if you aren’t buying a home anytime soon, you don’t want to be surprised by your credit score when you want to buy a car […]

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Q and A: The 3 Questions Most Asked by Past Clients I believe my job doesn’t end at the closing table, and I want to be your resource for all things real estate related even after you move into your first home. Below are the questions asked most by past clients who have bought a […]

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When SHOULD You Pay Down Your Mortgage? In the previous article, we discussed why paying down your mortgage might not be the right choice for many homeowners since you could use any extra cash in higher return investments or maintain easier access to these funds than being tied up in your home. However, there are […]

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Don’t Pay Down Your Mortgage! At first thought, it may seem logical to take any extra money you might have (thank you work bonus!) and pay down your mortgage. Seems like a good idea on the surface, but let’s dive deeper and see if it’s right for YOU. Tackling mortgage debt on the fast track […]

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