How Exactly Does Refinancing Work?

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If you’re a seasoned homeowner, you may have heard the term “refinancing” thrown around. But what exactly is refinancing, and is it right for you? Let’s explore the ins and outs. A Brief Explanation of Refinancing With a refinancing, you pay off an old loan on your home and take out a new one, usually […]

Should You Pre-Pay Your Mortgage?

Maybe you got a big pay bump at work, or a family member has gifted you a large chunk of change. Whatever the reason, you’re suddenly able to pre-pay your mortgage—this means paying it off before your allotted time is up (say, 30 years). Pre-Paying Can Save You Thousands of Dollars When you pre-pay your […]

As Mortgage Rates Increase, Will Home Prices Decrease?

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With the recent increase in interest rates, many people assume that home prices will decrease. After all, if fewer people are able to purchase a house due to higher mortgage rates, then the demand for homes (and therefore the price) should decrease. But will this be the case? What Happened During Previous Rate Increases The last four […]

Important Real Estate Terms Everyone Should Know

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Whether you’re preparing to buy your first house, or you’ve decided to sell your existing home and move, it always pays to understand the terminology used by real estate professionals and lenders. Below, you’ll discover a simple glossary that will help you in your endeavors. Read it now and refer to it throughout the process […]

5 Tips for Better Real Estate Photography

Real Estate Photography

When listing your home on the real estate market, you’ll want to make certain that the photographs accompanying the ad are as beautiful as possible. These photos will serve as first impressions for buyers, and they truly need to be immaculate. Before pulling out your camera – and even before hiring a pro – it’s […]

How to Keep a Clean Kitchen At All Times

Clean Kitchen

For most families, the kitchen serves as the activity hub. It’s where everyone goes to get a drink or a snack, to stick a note on the fridge with a magnet, or even to make a phone call to a friend or family member. With all this traffic, keeping your kitchen clean may seem impossible […]