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The Basics of Down Payment Assistance Programs

Written By: David Reed While that may not sound like very much, and it’s certainly a lot less than 20 percent down, 3.5 percent of 300,000 is still 10,500. This is on top of closing costs and cash reserves. First-time buyers save money each month to go toward a down…

Interest Rate Locks: What You Need to Know

Written By: David Reed Mortgage companies all follow the very same set of indices when setting mortgage rates. This is why interest rates from one mortgage lender to the next are very similar. One won’t find a rate at one lender for 3.0 percent and everyone else is at 4.0.…

Does a Finished Basement Add Value to the Appraisal?

Written By: Joe Boylan Of course, a finished or remodeled basement will add to the overall value of the house, but it’s important to understand this type of project doesn’t necessarily create a net profit for the homeowner. Remodeler Magazine put together a national cost vs. value study showing a…

September Real Estate Roundup

Written By: Realty Times Staff Freddie Macs results of its Primary Mortgage Market Surveyreg; shows that “With both the unemployment rate and mortgage rate below four percent and near historic lows, it is no surprise that the housing market regained momentum with home sales and construction at or near decade…

5 Reasons Every Agent Needs Video Marketing

Anymore, agents are utilizing social media, newsletters, mailers, and so much more in their marketing plans in order to stay in front of past, present, and potential clients, but one of the most valuable tools that every agent needs to add to their marketing repertoire is the use of engaging…

These Ideas Will Improve Your Basement and Make It More Livable

Lighting is a Must Basements can be dank spaces with little light. Lighting is essential. This will help prevent accidents and make the basement much safer. There are lots of ways to bring lighting to your basement. Basement window wells bring in natural light and air. Other parts of the…
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