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Seven additional costs every homebuyer should be aware of:

Seven additional costs every homebuyer should be aware of: 1) Private mortgage insurance If your down payment is less than 20 percent, your lender will likely require that you carry private mortgage insurance (PMI). Premiums vary depending on the size … Continue reading

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Yay the snow is melting! But now I have a damp basement!

We’re getting our wish.  A snowy cold winter is coming to an end.  All the snow is melting.  It’s all good, right?  The only problem is that melting snow and the coming Spring means that it’s wet basement season. Basement … Continue reading

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Ice Dams Are Back!!!!

ICE DAMMING Another cold & snowy winter is upon us.  The recent snow accumulations and cold weather have created widespread ice dams.  Roof leaks and interior water damage can occur as a result of ice damming. Large ice formations at … Continue reading

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Today’s Civil Defense Drill is Just a Drill!

My son startled me for a moment when I picked him up at school yesterday.  For a moment I panicked, “dad, we had a lock down today”. Then I realized that there wasn’t a communique from the district so it … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Continue to Drop!

Remember last year when we heard that mortgage rates would easily be 6% or more by now? Well according to Bloomberg not only have they continues to decline but we are a 16 month low.  Its an incredible time to … Continue reading

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Is That A Drone Taking Pictures of Your House???

Realtors recently starting using drones, aka “unmanned aerial vehicles ” to take pictures of homes as an added marketing tool.  What a great resource for those hard to capture properties! Unfortunately, the FAA says this, and the use of drones … Continue reading

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Smile, You May Be On Candid Nanny Cam!

Well, you may not be smiling after you read this!  If you are shopping for a house make sure you are careful about what you say, and do, while you are touring a home.  Seems like many sellers have caught … Continue reading

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Harvard’s Five Reasons To Buy A Home

If you or anyone you know has ever wondered why homeownership is a great investment you have to read this article I found on the website Keeping Matters Current . Let me know if you, a friend, family member or colleague want … Continue reading

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Historic Preservation Designation For Your Ranch Home ???

Hard to believe but the Ranch style home is reaching its 50th birthday!  An Atlanta histotic preservationist is reaching as far back as his 3rd grade report on the utility of the Ranch style home to celebrate and preserve this … Continue reading

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