All posts by Melinda Estridge



It’s National Homeownership Month!

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In celebration of National Homeownership Month, recognized by the National Association of Realtors each June, I wanted to share with you a few facts about owning a home in America today and the current real estate market conditions. Homeownership rates are holding steady. In the first quarter of 2019, the homeownership rate leveled off at […]







Pros and Cons of Prepaying Your Mortgage

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There are some people who swear by paying their mortgages off early, but others say it is more beneficial to invest any money you would spend on prepayment elsewhere. Learning more about the various pros and cons associated with prepaying your mortgage can help you make better decisions about your own financial future. How Much […]


How Much House Can You Really Afford?

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Buying a house can be a terrifying challenge for first-timers, especially if they are not familiar with the preapproval process associated with getting a mortgage. It can be tempting to go check out every house on the market, but if you don’t know how much house you can afford, you may be setting yourself up […]