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Aug 31, 2022
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Buying a home feels more expensive than renting, but over the long run, it is cheaper. Although there is a freedom that goes along with leasing, if you’re renting year to year, your home is at the mercy of the market and your landlord. If you want to know more about the hidden costs of […]
Jan 4, 2022
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Money matters can dominate the conversation about New Year’s resolutions. And, of course, there are plenty of paths to consider when hoping to strengthen your finances. For homeowners, a little investment in their property can provide a big pay-off. If improving your financial stability is part of your 2022 plans, consider these home projects to […]
Dec 2, 2021
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The holiday season is an exciting time, particularly for brand new homeowners. The first winter in a recently-purchased home offers an opportunity to decorate, host, and begin long-lasting traditions. However, a full embrace of the Christmas spirit can also get expensive. This is especially true when it’s combined with the recent rise in real estate […]
Oct 12, 2021
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Transitioning between homes is an exciting time, but it can also be stressful. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, explores the piggyback loan option, which allows you to buy and sell on the same day. Some of the topics he covers: It’s a helpful but detailed process involving lawyers, title companies, and […]
Sep 28, 2021
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Shopping for a mortgage means finding the right lender, but it’s not the only important decision. While interest rates, origination fees, and comfort with the loan officer are all critical factors, there’s another difference to consider — and it might need to be at the top of your list. Before you seek out a pre-approval […]
Sep 9, 2021
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A seller’s market has emerged in many areas around the country, but the rising costs aren’t impacting only homebuyers. The rental market has also gotten more expensive. And although renting can limit some housing expenses like taxes and maintenance, those savings can cost you in ways you may not have considered. 1. Competition Bidding wars […]
Jul 15, 2021
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The temperature is climbing, meaning your utility bills are likely going up too. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses how to keep your home cool and save money despite it being the hottest time of year. Some of the topics he covers: Insulation/radiant barriers can have a dramatic effect on cooling […]
Apr 22, 2021
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Since 1970, April 22 marks Earth Day, a global celebration in support of environmental protections. As events like this push climate change issues to the forefront, homeownership has increasingly become an avenue to contribute to the effort. From green mortgages to efficiency improvements, the motivations to participate are both financial and ecological. Not only can […]
Mar 23, 2021
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If you’ve ever shopped for a home, then you know about the extra costs associated with making such a big purchase: Closing costs. In this video, our CEO and founder Scott Gordon discusses ways to minimize these extra expenses. Some of the topics he covers: The typical amount you can expect to pay in closing […]
Jun 23, 2020
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Buying a home is a very exciting time, but it’s also a big financial move. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses the importance of having a healthy savings account before buying a home. Some of the topics he covers: Saving and knowing what lenders look for Preparing for unexpected home expenses […]