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Have you ever used Facebook to sign onto another site? Many of us do this pretty blindly simply because it is very convenient. But, this convenience could come at a cost. You know the drill. You go to a website and it says “Log In With Facebook.” or Google. Usually, it just takes a couple of cli...
10/27/2018
Everyone enjoys a hot shower - but what is too hot for your water?  How much energy does it take to heat the water and keep the temperature tap ready?  How can you save money and still have hot water on demand?  These questions and more are answered on the U.S. Department of Energy's website alo...
10/27/2018
Getting a mortgage is a crucial step on the way to buying a home or investing in real estate generally unless you have enough money to pay fully in cash, which the clear majority of people don’t. A mortgage is a loan, and you’ll need to be approved for a specific amount of money by a financial i...
10/27/2018
The title of the post applies to everything if you choose to believe or investigate it. We do to have or why would you do? The second phase in this thought process is what is the gain from the doing or having? Everyone has to ante-up in this game & we all have the same value to do so i.e. our ti...
10/27/2018
One Thing Leads to Another   It just may be the most frustrating aspect of the home loan process for both borrowers and their real estate agents.  We, the mortgage originator, ask for a specific item, or "condition," required for the loan approval and then upon receipt and review of that item, w...
10/26/2018
If you are hoping your home DOESN'T SELL ... Here are the Top 5 things you will surely want to do! Price your home higher than what your agent suggests! Do NOT "De-Clutter" or "De-Personalize" your home! Stay Home for ALL SHOWINGS! Leave all of your pets home when showing your home! Decline as m...
10/26/2018
Do I Need a Termite Bond?  Recently a client asked me this question while we were previewing a home.  Living in the south where termites are a major problem, my response was it is always advisable for a buyer to have a termite inspection.  While they are typically required by the lender, technic...
10/26/2018
5 Curb Appeal Tips For Fall Curb appeal is a topic in real estate that we talk about a lot when the weather is warm but, it’s also something sellers need to focus on as we enter the cooler months. Curb appeal is something that can and should be achieved year round! Fall provides a beautiful back...
10/26/2018
Your home is a major investment of your time and money. Most likely, you're going to want to make a few changes while you own it. Some projects you'll do because they improve your lifestyle. Other projects you do because they improve your home's value. Here are some of the best home improvement ...
10/26/2018
How to get someone’s attention on Active Rain? This question appears to have an easy answer, but it is not that easy. Now please do not think and say : Write a great Headline😊 yes, you are right that will get some people’s attention. Then please do not say and think write a great post:  In some ...
10/26/2018
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