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Home Buyers- How Much do You Know About Smart Home Tech, and How Much do You Want?

Home Buyers- How Much do You Know About Smart Home Tech, and How Much do You Want? What to Look for and What to Consider. It would appear that everyone is in the game of making our homes smarter and Amazon is as always, a major player. Amazon Key in-home delivery attempts to put the… Read More

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Fed in No Hurry to Raise Rates Again… for Now

Fed in No Hurry to Raise Rates Again… for Now. As of today, mortgage rates are running on average 4.25 – 4.35 for 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed are ranging from 4.313 to 4.445, and though higher than a few weeks back, still remarkably reasonable. A few online banking systems are reporting lower rates however… 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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Mortgage Closing Costs 101

Mortgage Closing Costs 101. It goes without saying that buying a home is a major financial investment. It is advisable that you understand how much more goes into budgeting for a new home other than monthly mortgage payments. Closing costs are one of those budget entries.  Click to view “Who Pays for What?”. Closing costs… Read More

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Home Buying: Think That Title Report is Trivial? Then You’ve Never Heard of Lis Pendens

Home Buying: Think That Title Report is Trivial? Then You’ve Never Heard of Lis Pendens. When the Title Company was chosen to handle your Real Estate Transaction you probably didn’t care much who they were. You may have been blissfully unaware of their purpose or their process. In most cases, the first time a Home… Read More

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1 in 40 American Families Deal With Child Identity Theft

1 in 40 American Families Deal With Child Identity Theft. This isn’t purely a homeowner issue but I feel it belongs here nonetheless. It’s a family issue. A community issue. You protect your children from physical dangers in your home. You protect them from dangers in and out of your neighborhood. Whether it’s screening care-givers,… Read More

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You Know About Closing Costs, so How Much More Will You Spend?

You Know About Closing Costs, so How Much More Will You Spend? Whether you’re selling or buying a home, there are of course the little things like deposits and connection or disconnect fees for utilities, cable TV and WiFi. But as we all know, the little things add up quickly. Both Home Buyers and Home… Read More

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12 Entertaining and Energy Saving Home Gadgets and Gizmos

12 Entertaining and Energy Saving Home Gadgets and Gizmos A couple or three of my favorite home-enhancing gadgets aren’t on John’s list below. They may not be labeled state-of-the-art or even technology but they are most certainly energy-saving and entertaining. Black and Decker Thermal Leak Detector I love to see my work bench covered in… Read More

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Video: Don’t Let Home Repairs Catch You by Surprise

Video: Don’t Let Home Repairs Catch You by Surprise. Seasoned homeowners are intimately acquainted with emergency home repairs and necessary renovations. For the first-time home owner these thing might come as an unpleasant surprise. Your lender has factored in all of the home related costs that matter to them. But the minute you move in… Read More

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Homeowners “Ready to Move On” NAR Says

Homeowners “Ready to Move On” NAR Says New property listings have come in fits and starts this home buying season. From late Winter into the beginning of Summer the Real Estate market sprinted ahead at a rapid pace, with homes priced at $220,000 and under flying off the shelf. It wasn’t unusual this past Spring,… Read More