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Monthly Archives: January 2017

    First Time Home Buyer: Lending Vocab Cheat Sheet

    By Deborah Mason-Rogers | January 27, 2017

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    12 Security Tips for Living Alone Safely

    By Deborah Mason-Rogers | January 24, 2017

    Living alone has its benefits. No race to the bathroom to get ready in the morning. Sole control of TV and takeout choices. A pants/no-pants policy, as you see fit. But there are also some drawbacks, security not least among them. The number of people living alone is on the rise. “The most recent [census]... Read More

    Home Remodeling Projects and Their Return on Investment

    By Deborah Mason-Rogers | January 23, 2017

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    Why Pre-Approval Should Be Your First Step

    By Deborah Mason-Rogers | January 20, 2017

    In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the amount of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved... Read More

    New Years Resolutions for First-time Homebuyers

    By Deborah Mason-Rogers | January 18, 2017

    If you’ve decided that 2017 will be your year to buy your first home, this one’s for you. Here are seven financial resolutions for the new year to help you get started on the road to home ownership. Get control of student loans: Millennials are saddled with thousands of dollars in student debt. The average... Read More

    5 Things to Know As You Wait For Closing Day

    By Deborah Mason-Rogers | January 17, 2017

    Your mortgage rate could expire: Mortgage rates fluctuate daily, the rate your bank quoted isn’t good forever. The bank can “lock-in” your rate for 45, 60, or really any number of days. But once that lock expires, you may have to pay a higher rate. A bunch of things can come up and require the... Read More

    Here’s What To Know When You Sell During Winter

    By Deborah Mason-Rogers | January 11, 2017

    A little extra care may be needed to show off your property’s assets during the cold and snowy months. Although traditionally spring and fall are the prime seasons for selling a home, circumstances sometimes require homeowners to put their property on the market during the winter. The good news is that, given access to mobile apps and... Read More

    Moving? READ THIS!

    By Deborah Mason-Rogers | January 5, 2017

    When you’re moving, the last thing you need is a list of surprise fees tacked on at the end. Here’s how to get an accurate estimate from the start. When planning a residential move, it’s important to have an accurate idea of the final moving costs so you can set a realistic moving budget. Estimating your... Read More

    5 New Years Resolutions to Make Now to Sell Your Home in 2017

    By Deborah Mason-Rogers | January 3, 2017

    People make all kinds of resolutions for the new year… why not make a few to help you sells your home? Here’s a list of good habits all home sellers can start now so you are fully prepared when opportunity knocks. Get realistic about how much your home is worth: It’s totally normal to be... Read More