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What to Avoid Before Closing Your New Home
Posted Tue, Aug 14th 2018 2:17 pm
It's understandable; you’re excited; you've found the right home, negotiated a contract, made a loan application and inspections.  Closing is not that far away, and you are making plans to move a...

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Supply & Demand Will Determine Future Home Values
Posted Thu, Aug 9th 2018 12:57 pm
Will home values continue to appreciate throughout 2018? The answer is simple: YES! – as long as there are more purchasers in the market than there are available homes for them to buy. This is kn...

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Sacrifices to Purchase a Home
Posted Tue, Aug 7th 2018 9:44 am
Let's get together and start the search for your new home! 804.731.0111 or mike@mikemay.com. By: PatZaby.com

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Are Lending Standards Propping Up Home Prices?
Posted Thu, Aug 2nd 2018 11:54 am
Back in 2005, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan described the dramatic increases in residential real estate values as a “froth in housing markets.” Greenspan went on to say: “The increase ...

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How to Get Rid of Ants: Expert-Approved Tricks to Eliminate Them From Your Home
Posted Tue, Jul 31st 2018 11:36 am
It doesn't matter if you're a homeowner or a renter, knowing how to get rid of ants is an incredibly useful skill. Why? Because these creepy crawlers are resilient, and once they realize a home i...

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Mortgage Rates Rebound in Critical Moment for Housing
Posted Thu, Jul 26th 2018 11:59 am
Rates for home loans jumped along with the broader bond market, setting up what one economist is calling a key test of the health of the housing market. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged ...

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Before You Leave Town...
Posted Tue, Jul 24th 2018 11:32 am
Along with all the planning of what you're going to do and where you're going to stay, consider this checklist to make you feel more comfortable while you're away from home. Ask a trusted friend...

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5863 Brook Run Lane: Gorgeous Ranch Home on Idyllic 3.64 Acres!
Posted Fri, Jul 20th 2018 10:00 am
5863 Brook Run Dinwiddie, VA MLS# 1826140 - Single Family If green acres and wide-open spaces appeal to you, then you are going to love 5863 Brook Run Lane!  Situated in an idyllic, private...

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How Much Does It Cost to Build a Garage? Real Estimates for Homeowners
Posted Thu, Jul 19th 2018 11:48 am
Curious about the cost of building a garage? Whether it's attached or free-standing, a garage has many possible functions and is a good amenity to consider adding, if you don't yet have one. It h...

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8437 Jordan Heights Lane: Gorgeous 4 Bedroom Upgraded Home in Lake Jordan!
Posted Wed, Jul 18th 2018 4:12 pm
8437 Jordan Heights Dinwiddie, VA MLS# 1825812 - Single Family Welcome to 8437 Jordan Heights Lane, a custom-built well-loved transitional home packed full of upgraded features! Exquisite l...

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Owning Makes More Sense
Posted Tue, Jul 17th 2018 1:01 pm
When comparing the cost of owning a home to renting, there is more than the difference in house payment against the rent currently being paid. It very well could be lower than the rent but when you...

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The Best Time to Buy a TV, Mattress, and Everything for Your Home
Posted Thu, Jul 12th 2018 11:06 am
When is the best time to buy a TV, mattress, refrigerator, and other basic essentials for your home? If you're a homeowner who loves a bargain, timing your purchase for a certain month or season ...

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A Word Homeowners Need to Understand
Posted Tue, Jul 10th 2018 11:08 am
Acquisition Debt is the amount of money borrowed used to buy, build or improve a principal residence or second home. Under the new tax law, mortgages taken after 12/14/17 are limited to a combina...

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Mortgage Rates Fall to 3-Month Low as Flight to Safety Rolls On
Posted Thu, Jul 5th 2018 2:12 pm
Rates for home loans slid for the third straight week as investors flocked to the safety of the bond market. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.52% during the July 5 week, down from 4.55...

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Happy Independence Day!
Posted Wed, Jul 4th 2018 8:24 am

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Unexpected Expenses
Posted Tue, Jul 3rd 2018 10:20 am
It's common for Sellers to consider offering a home warranty or protection plan to make their home more marketable. A growing number of homeowners are now purchasing this type of protection for t...

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Where Does Dust Come From? And How Do You Battle It?
Posted Thu, Jun 28th 2018 11:25 am
Where does dust come from? You may be wondering that after wiping a fine layer off the coffee table you swear you just cleaned the day before. It doesn't matter if you live in the city or the bur...

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Don't Let a Killer In
Posted Tue, Jun 26th 2018 10:15 am
Carbon monoxide is a silent killer you don't want in your home but because it is colorless and odorless; you may not even be aware the deadly condition exists. The Center for Disease Control says...

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Homes are More Affordable in 44 out of 50 States
Posted Thu, Jun 21st 2018 2:49 pm
With both home prices and mortgage rates increasing this year, many are concerned about a family’s ability to purchase a major part of the American Dream – its own home. However, if we compare ho...

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Waiting Will Cost More
Posted Tue, Jun 19th 2018 1:34 pm
An economist responded when asked how interest rates would change: “They may fall some and then, rise and after that, they’ll fluctuate.” Just because interest rates have been low for ten years ...

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