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Monthly Archives: August 2016

    What Makes a Neighborhood Great?

    By Deborah Mason-Rogers | August 26, 2016

    You’ve done hours of research, countless drive-bys, you checked out the neighbors and maybe spied a little… I can’t be the only one who did this right? Well, there are some easy ways to tell if a neighborhood is going to be the one for you. There’s way more to a neighborhood than a good... Read More

    Putting Home ownership Within Your Reach

    By Deborah Mason-Rogers | August 24, 2016

    Renting? There are perks to renting, like no mortgage payments, no property taxes, no maintenance work or repairs… but there’s one huge drawback, You’re not gaining equity in a home! The thing stopping most of the people I know who rent from buying is the down payment you need. 1 in 5 Americans don’t even... Read More

    Adding value to your home before you sell…

    By Deborah Mason-Rogers | August 18, 2016

    Depending on the house, sometimes all your home needs is a facelift to increase its value. Just a few DIY home improvement projects could help.. make sure you prepare for DIY projects with some research and even advise from a specialist your local home improvement store.   For the Kitchen: I had no idea that... Read More

    Let’s talk about the law…

    By Deborah Mason-Rogers | August 12, 2016

    I was browsing blogs this morning and found a great one about the legal benefits of hiring a Realtor. The legal benefits had never crossed my mind before, hiring a Realtor, to me, is all about convenience. I want someone who knows what they’re doing on my side of the table when the real estate... Read More

    If a home doesn’t fit your needs in any of these categories, move on.

    By Deborah Mason-Rogers | August 9, 2016

      Home shoppers these day see dozens of homes before making an offer, and probably a few more before one sticks. If you’re new to this whole home buying thing, be on the lookout for things about the home that you can’t change. These things will impact the homes value in the long run and let’s... Read More

    Preparing to Buy a Home in 2016? Read this:

    By Deborah Mason-Rogers | August 4, 2016

    I found this awesome article online when I was searching for real estate advise, they have more great advise about money and real estate at their website: 1. Find and Select the Right Mortgage Professional When preparing to buy a home the financial aspect is usually the starting point. Selecting the right mortgage professional to... Read More

    Pay Off Your Mortgage Quicker!

    By Deborah Mason-Rogers | August 4, 2016

    Follow these simple tips, provided by, to pay down your mortgage! (Before making extra payments, make sure there are no prepayment penalties.) Sending in extra payments is the most efficient way possible– What you need to find out is how your lender accepts extra payments. Can you automate the extra payments separately or should... Read More