Sep 01, 2011
To be a knowledgeable home buyer, it helps to understand some of the terminology used in the mortgage industry. Of course, a good loan officer will make sure you understand the process and ensur...
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Aug 26, 2011
You chose your new home with care. It's important to take the same care to find an experienced and knowledgeable loan officer. Applying for a mortgage can be complicated, and an experienced lend...
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Aug 23, 2011
Working with a qualified real estate agent is an essential part of both purchasing and selling a home. Before you decide on a particular agent, talk to neighbors or friends who have recently moved for...
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Aug 18, 2011
When considering building a new home or addition, you must know how to choose an architect who will help design and implement your ideas. Building projects involve an extensive number of steps, regula...
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Aug 16, 2011
Don’t be embarrassed if you’re not sure.  “Escrow account” has several different meanings and three different names. Most of us would have to admit that we really don̵...
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Aug 12, 2011
Are you considering buying a second home or vacation home? There’s no doubt that having two homes would allow you to vacation without rental fees and in the luxury of your own space. And often, ...
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Aug 10, 2011
Whether you’re hiring a contractor for roofing, plumbing, siding or landscaping, you’ll want a high quality professional who can get the job done right. Building or remodeling your home is...
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Aug 04, 2011
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. You do it on a daily basis, and you care about the earth. Now are you ready to apply the 3Rs to your new home? Building an eco-friendly house is not only a great way to help th...
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Aug 01, 2011
For the first time since 1933, your business can earn interest on a checking account. Regulation Q, which prohibited banks from offering interest checking accounts for businesses,  was repealed o...
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Jul 12, 2011
When you apply for a mortgage, you have to collaborate between your lender, real estate agent, appraiser and you, which can be a complicated process. In order to ensure that your mortgage loan process...
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