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    Top Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

    1. Know what you can afford When looking for a new home, make your search more effective by knowing how much home you can afford. Carefully calculate the overall monthly payments. Be sure to include additional costs like property taxes, insurance premiums, homeowners insurance, homeowners' association dues (if applicable), etc. Look at your monthly budget to understand how a mortgage payment will fit into it.2. Identify your potential downpayment Do you have 20% of your target purchase...
    Jun 18, 2019 Buying Your Home

    19 Things New Homeowners Can Save On!

    So you've just moved into your nice new home. You've unloaded the boxes and started to unpack your life.Right now is the perfect time to walk through a checklist of ways to save money on your home for years to come.Starting on these things as early as possible will allow you to start saving money sooner rather than later. Plus, some of them will be easier to accomplish before you hang pictures or get too settled in — and lose your move-in momentum.Here are 19 things to c...
    Dec 11, 2018 Living In Your Home

    LIGHT VS DARK KITCHEN CABINETS: WHAT TO CHOOSE?

    LIGHT VS DARK KITCHEN CABINETS: WHAT TO CHOOSE?Trends come and go in modern kitchen design, so regardless of what's hot right now, the choice between light and dark kitchen cabinets really comes down to personal preferences. However, there are a few things to consider when choosing the color palette for your cabinetry. After all, that's the one element that will really define the feel of the space and one you will have to be happy with for a long time.Here are the things to k...
    Dec 10, 2018 Living In Your Home

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