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Going from Keeping Up with the Joneses to Improving Home Equity

Going from Keeping Up with the Joneses to Improving Home Equity

As people become absorbed by the notion of conspicuous consumption, they go to great lengths—or to great debts—to keeping up appearances: having a glamorous…

Renee Morad December 4, 2018
The Best Time to Buy New Appliances 

The Best Time to Buy New Appliances 

Kitchen appliances are the Rodney Dangerfields of the home – they don’t get no respect.  When they are working, your home is running smoothly and they go unnoticed. …

Mike Darne November 2, 2018
Let's Get Real: The Total Cost of Appliances

Let's Get Real: The Total Cost of Appliances

Up to 40% off AND up to an additional $500 off?  Sounds like a great deal . . . and it likely is. That said, when buying appliances, it’s important to consider…

Missy Cassell October 19, 2018
Want to Build Home Equity? Start Early and Trade Up

Want to Build Home Equity? Start Early and Trade Up

It’s no secret that real estate can help you build wealth but the surprise is even a small downpayment can get you started. For most, that doesn’t happen…

Marcie Geffner September 27, 2018
6 Smart Reasons To Refinance Your Home Mortgage

6 Smart Reasons To Refinance Your Home Mortgage

Refinancing your mortgage can take some work, but your investment of time and money can pay off big-time if you have a good reason to do it.  Below are six common…

Marcie Geffner September 27, 2018
How can I tap my equity without selling?

How can I tap my equity without selling?

According to the latest estimates from the Federal Reserve, homeowners in the U.S. control nearly $15 trillion in home equity as of the first quarter of 2018, up…

Janet Berry-Johnson September 25, 2018
Get Your Financial House In Order Before You Refinance

Get Your Financial House In Order Before You Refinance

You’ve finally decided it’s time to refinance your old mortgage, but due to some vague misgivings, you haven’t actually started the process yet.…

Marcie Geffner August 23, 2018
How does equity impact my next home purchase?

How does equity impact my next home purchase?

Have you heard that homeownership is key to building wealth? According to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System’s most recent Survey of Consumer…

Janet Berry-Johnson August 23, 2018
Maximize Your Home's Value by Getting It Ready To Show

Maximize Your Home's Value by Getting It Ready To Show

When you’re getting ready to sell your home, one of the most important things you need to do is stage it. No matter how much you love your decor and personal…

Mike Darne October 30, 2017
How Paint Colors Impact the Sale Price of Your Home

How Paint Colors Impact the Sale Price of Your Home

When it comes to selling your home, it’s important to remember that buyers WILL judge a book by its cover. This means that you should pay close attention to…

Mike Darne October 27, 2017
8 Steps to Getting Your Home on the Market

8 Steps to Getting Your Home on the Market

If you are like most homeowners (and you aren’t a real estate agent), chances are you don’t sell homes on a regular basis. Before committing to selling your…

Mike Darne August 28, 2017
When is the best time to list your home?

When is the best time to list your home?

Is there a perfect time to list your home? This is a question we get all the time from prospective home sellers.  Unfortunately, the “best time to list”…

Mike Darne August 21, 2017