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Video: Improving Your Credit Score, How and Why

Can you improve your own credit score? The video below offers some advice if you choose to work with a credit counselor and some warnings, but you can actually repair your credit yourself in a few straightforward steps. Check your credit report on annualcreditreport.com. This is the only site authorized by federal law to provide… Read More

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Video: Applying for a Mortgage? Be Prepared.

Video: Applying for a Mortgage? Be Prepared. When you apply for a mortgage, your lender will take a good hard look at the last two years of your life. From names and addresses of employers to child support and alimony payments, everything even remotely related to your personal finances will be an open book. Start… Read More

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12 Year-End Tax Tips Especially for 2017

12 Year-End Tax Tips Especially for 2017 Year end brings the craziness of holiday celebrations, the joy of family visits, the excitement of the coming new year, and looming quietly in the background… another approaching tax season. Are you a recent home buyer? Make sure you are well informed about the deductions and benefits available… Read More

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A Pearl Harbor Remembrance, Memories of an Unassuming Sailor

A Pearl Harbor Remembrance, Memories of an Unassuming Sailor. The article below ‘How a Piece of Shrapnel Changed My Father’s Life‘ by John Stark, was first printed in 2013 and republished last year on the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. We posted it on our blog several years ago but I came… Read More

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Thank You Thursday Recognizes Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb

Thank You, Sheriff Lamb for thoughtfully honoring Veterans that the rest of us may have missed! Pinal County Sheriff is Helping Veterans Find Their Way Home. The calm, articulate presence of Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb is impressive, his compassion even more so. Sheriff Lamb traveled across the country recently to research his new plan… Read More

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Home Buying 101 – 1 Question, 5 Research Tips

Home Buying 101 – 1 Question, 5 Research Tips. As market conditions and mortgage regulations change, and without a doubt they do frequently, it becomes more and more important that you do your research before jumping right into the home buying market. This FAQ page is a good beginning, but I’d really like to elaborate… Read More

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Renting? Consider These 10 Things Before You Sign the Lease

Renting? Consider These 10 Things Before You Sign the Lease. I always give potential Renters a walk-through check list and carefully walk them through the home they’re considering renting. The list includes among other things, overall condition, systems and appliances. If anything is unsatisfactory or simply needs to be noted, a report goes directly to… Read More

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The Most Expensive Home in Hawaii Is for Sale

The first thing we noticed is that you’d never need to buy another piece of artwork if you lived here. The artwork is built right in, it’s magnificent and it’s constantly changing. Take a look at this jaw-dropping Hawaii residence… there are just no words… The Most Expensive Home in Hawaii Is for Sale By… Read More

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Congress Considers the Bipartisan ‘New Markets Tax Credit’ Worthy of Permanent Status

Congress Considers the Bipartisan ‘New Markets Tax Credit’ Worthy of Permanent Status. There’s very little to create controversy over in the New Markets Tax Credit. What it aims to do is to shore up the economy and housing markets in financially depressed and outlying rural communities. Positive reports are coming out of Alabama, New Mexico, Florida,… Read More

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Video: What’s the Word on Mortgage Lending Standards? Better.

Video: What’s the Word on Mortgage Lending Standards? Better. Mortgage lending regulations, along with mortgage interest rates, are fickle. Just when you think you’ve got a handle on them, they will change. Fortunately for home buyers mortgage lending standards have recently been changing for the better. At the end of last year and the first… Read More