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An Alternative to Paying Tax Today
Posted Tue, Apr 18th 2017 2:03 pm
The cartoon character Wimpy would say that he’d gladly repay you Tuesday for a hamburger today. Some real estate investors say a similar thing to Uncle Sam to be able to hold on to their proceeds f...

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Happy Easter!
Posted Fri, Apr 14th 2017 1:58 pm
As the cold and grey winter days...  Give way, to the bright and beautiful spring..  You know it’s time for you to hear,  The Easter bells ring!  The birds are chirping... The bunnies are out... ...

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Again… You Do Not Need 20% Down to Buy NOW!
Posted Tue, Apr 4th 2017 2:10 pm
A survey by Ipsos found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is required to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing market. There are two major misconception...

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Consumer Confidence in Economy & Housing is Soaring
Posted Thu, Mar 30th 2017 3:06 pm
The success of the housing market is strongly tied to the consumer’s confidence in the overall economy. For that reason, we believe 2017 will be a great year for real estate. Here is just a touch...

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Save the Cost of Mortgage Insurance
Posted Tue, Mar 28th 2017 1:58 pm
During the banking crisis in the Great Recession, certain types of mortgages were unavailable that are once again being offered. Fortunately, the 80-10-10 mortgage is one of those making a reappear...

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It's Time to Spring Forward!
Posted Fri, Mar 10th 2017 2:45 pm
“With rushing winds and gloomy skies The dark and stubborn Winter dies; Far off, unseen, Spring faintly cries, Bidding her earliest child rise; MARCH!” ~Bayard Taylor   Get ready to spring...

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Happy Valentine's Day - Celebrate Love!
Posted Tue, Feb 14th 2017 12:58 pm
Just hearing or seeing the date, February 14th, conjures images of hearts and flowers in our minds. Valentine’s Day.  A “holiday” named for St. Valentine.  A day set aside each year to celebrate ...

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Mortgage Loans from Relatives
Posted Wed, Feb 8th 2017 10:53 am
Occasionally, when dealing with close relatives who might also become heirs, signing a note and handling the paperwork properly may seem like a needless effort but it could mean the difference in b...

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No Matter What the Groundhog Says, Here are 5 Reasons to Sell Before Spring!
Posted Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 2:53 pm
Is spring closer than we think? Depending on which groundhog you listen to today, you may have less time than you think to get your home on the market before the busy spring season. Many sellers...

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Happy New Year 2017!
Posted Fri, Dec 30th 2016 10:55 am
It’s Just Another Auld Lang Syne Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And auld lang syne. I’m sure you’ve heard this song dur...

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The Magic of Christmas!
Posted Fri, Dec 23rd 2016 7:21 pm
“But I am sure that I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come ‘round…as a good time, a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar ...

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What a Difference 50 Years Makes
Posted Tue, Dec 20th 2016 2:20 pm
In 1966, a gallon of gas was $0.32 and today, it is $2.49. A dozen eggs were $0.60 but they’ve only doubled to $1.33. A gallon of milk was $0.99 and today, it costs $3.98. You could send a letter f...

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There is Always Something to be Thankful For!
Posted Thu, Nov 24th 2016 8:00 am
“Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.” Henry Van Dyke   Did you know?...

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Why Are Mortgage Interest Rates Increasing?
Posted Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 11:08 am
According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the 30-year fixed rate mortgage interest rate jumped up to 3.94% last week. Interest rates had been hovering around 3.5% since Ju...

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You Can Never Have TMI about PMI
Posted Thu, Nov 17th 2016 2:08 pm
When it comes to buying a home, whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts. With the large number of mortgage programs available that allow buyers t...

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It's the Principal of the Thing
Posted Tue, Nov 15th 2016 1:48 pm
Most people think they’ll have a house payment and a car payment for the rest of their lives but it doesn’t have to be with a plan and a little discipline. The plan is to make additional principal ...

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Thank You For Your Service! Happy Veteran's Day!
Posted Fri, Nov 11th 2016 11:58 am
It happened on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. An armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and ...

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How President Trump Will Change the U.S. Housing Market
Posted Thu, Nov 10th 2016 1:03 pm
By now everyone on the planet knows that the majority of polls were wrong. Dead wrong! Donald Trump was elected the 45th U.S. president in a stunning upset. And his presidency is expected to have a...

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Set Your Clocks Back One Hour This Weekend
Posted Fri, Nov 4th 2016 11:40 am
It’s that time of year again!  Crisp Fall days, colorful leaves and oh yeah…”falling back.”  Clocks shift back to Standard Time on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 2:00 AM. This shift in time moves one ...

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Dial Down Risk for Retirement
Posted Tue, Nov 1st 2016 11:25 am
There is certainly no shortage of retirement planning strategies available to individuals who actually take the time to consider them. What most financial experts do agree on is that the closer you...

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