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10 Terms and Acronyms Homebuyers Need to Know

PMI, APR, LTV — these unfamiliar acronyms don’t need to bewilder or intimidate uninitiated homebuyers. To help you negotiate the homebuying process like a pro, Freddie Mac is sharing definitions of 10 key acronyms you’ll encounter as you meet with lenders, make a … read more

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5 Steps to Prep for Buying a Home

For many Americans, making the jump to buying that first house is a significant achievement that allows them to put their mark on their own space, while creating room for family and pets. But how do you know you’re ready? Americans see home-ownership … read more

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Home Renovations

7 Home Renovations You’ll Get Your Money Back On

Investing money in home upgrades may not be your favorite thing in the world, but it’s still something you have to do from time to time, especially if you’re thinking about selling your home in the near future. However, the problem isn’t investing … read more

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3 Ways to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

When it comes to your home, you only get one chance to make a great first impression — and that takes place before anyone ever steps inside, making curb appeal upgrades an effective way to beautify your home while boosting its value. Here … read more

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Easy Ways to Add Curb Appeal to Your Home

September was “Curb Appeal Month,” and before we wrap it up — along with many of the summer maintenance chores — we asked our local realtors a few questions about curb appeal. If you’re getting ready to sell your home, or simply want … read more

Millennial Home Ownership Culture
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Home Ownership Culture Takes New Meaning for Millennials

Millennials are changing the way you buy, sell...

Maybe it was the catchy lyrics of the ultimate girl power and ’90s dream band, Spice Girls, who first inspired this generation of young adults to want to tell the world what they want (what they really really want) in this “Wannabe” digital … read more

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Remodeled Home

Beware When Buying a ‘Completely Remodeled’ Home

I stumbled across a marathon recently of a TV show called “First Time Flippers” on the DIY Network. I was mesmerized, and not in a good way. Fred and Mary (names have been changed to protect the “innocent”) have day jobs and buy … read more

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When Buying a 'Flip' Can Be a 'Flop'

When Buying a ‘Flip’ Can Be a ‘Flop’

If you have been looking at a new home, you may have felt like you were in an episode of House Hunters. Outdated wallpaper, horrible shag carpet, kitchens and baths out of the 1950s. You might feel ready to give up. But then, … read more

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