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Winter is Here: Prepare Your House with These Three Home Maintenance Tips

Have you prepared your home for the winter? With colder temperatures starting you'll need to spend an hour or two getting your home ready to deal with the possibility of harsher weather and below-freezing temperatures, depending on where you live. Let's take a look at a few quick home maintenance tips that will help you get your house ready for the cold of winter. Check Your Roof, Gutters and Spouts Your roof is one of the most important structural elements in your home and one that is going face the brunt of any inclement weather that passes through your area.…
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Tips For Selling Your Home In The New Year

Many people think that selling a home after the holidays and during the Winter season is a bad idea. Most people are not in the home buying mood, because they are thinking about the holidays. Also, buyers will think that you are desperate and they will give you offers that are less than list price. Advantages Of Selling Your Home Now However, there are some advantages to selling your home over the holidays and into the new year. There will be less homes on the market, so there won't be as much competition. Also, buyers will likely be on their…
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Missed a Mortgage Payment? How to Ensure It Doesn’t Affect Your Credit Score

If you pay attention to your credit rating, you may be well aware that a single late payment reflected on your credit report can result in a decline in your scores. In some cases, the decline can be rather significant, and you will have to work hard to make regular payments over a period of time to show that you remain creditworthy and to rebuild your credit score. It is far better to avoid late payments altogether than to deal with the stress and ramifications of a late payment on your credit report. If you have already missed the due…
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Home Expenses Include Far More Than Just the Down payment

If you are thinking about purchasing your first home in the near future, then you need to be aware of the costs that you are going to take on. When you are looking at the cost of a home, it is very tempting to focus on the sticker price of the home. Even though the down payment is going to be the largest check you are going to write, this is not the only cost that you are going to pay. There are numerous other costs for which you need to budget as well. By thinking about all of these costs…
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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 30, 2020

Last week’s economic reporting included readings on Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, new home sales, and consumer sentiment. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and jobless claims were also released. No readings were released on Thursday or Friday due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Case-Shiller Reports Highest Pace Of Home Price Growth Since 2014 Case-Shiller reported higher home price growth in September with national home price growth of 7.00 percent on a seasonally adjusted annual basis. August’s national home price growth pace was 5.80 percent. Housing markets in many areas are seeing increased activity due to higher demand for homes. While higher home…
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