Real Estate

Buying vs. Renting: The Pros and Cons

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Many people in this country have a “renting mentality” that renting an apartment is cheaper and therefore better than buying your own home. However, the costs of renting are going up exponentially, and in many areas can be as much as a monthly mortgage on a home. In fact, the NY Times reports that in […]

Real Estate

Millennials: Home Buying and Tax Tips

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Millennials are loosely defined as those who reached adulthood around the year 2000, with an estimated 76 million living in this country. As the last generation born in the 20th century, millennials tend to be more confident about themselves and the future, in part from being a product of the helicopter parenting generation. They’re the […]

Home Decor

DIY Home Hacks

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There’s so much room to be creative with DIY (Do It Yourself) projects in order to save money, time all while making your life easier. Here are some home tips and tricks you would have never thought of: Use 3M command hooks to hang curtain rods. Command hooks now come in all different colors, including […]

Home Decor

How To Create An Outdoor Oasis

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Having a beautiful yard is a great way to get fresh air and relax and the perfect outdoor oasis can be just the getaway spot you need. Here are ideas on how to transform your yard into an outdoor oasis just right for you: Create an outdoor living room. Bring your outdoors to life by making a living […]

Real Estate

Interest-only Mortgages Are Back

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CNBC has informed borrowers that Michigan-based United Wholesale Mortgage, the second-largest lender through brokers in the country, announced that they are offering interest-only loans through brokers, but with important safeguards. These safeguards include; the borrower must put 20 percent down, ensuring that they have the “skin in the game” that many did not during the housing boom, they must […]