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How to Sell Your House Quick with an Open House

By Jon Clark / April 6, 2019
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Open houses have long been seen as one of the best ways to market, and hopefully sell, a home. In addition to print advertisements and lawn signs, an open house that welcomes everyone in to tour a home was —…

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How to Stand Out in a Competitive Housing Market

By Jon Clark / March 2, 2019
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For 2019, homes for sale may stay on the market longer than they did at this time last year, and prices may drop as a result — but the good homes that are priced right will still go fast. In…

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Get the Most Out of a Mortgage with a Conventional Loan

By Jon Clark / February 23, 2019
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When it comes time to purchase a home, there are many options from which buyers can choose to finance the cost of the home through a mortgage. At the time borrowers apply for a mortgage, their lender will provide them…

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What Is a VA Loan and Who Qualifies for the Program?

By Jon Clark / February 2, 2019
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The United States federal government thanks its servicemen and servicewomen in many different ways throughout their lives. From health care, insurance, education, and jobs, the government tries to provide constant resources for its military members — even long after their…

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How a 203(k) Loan Could Provide You with a Golden Opportunity

By Jon Clark / January 26, 2019
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There are plenty of opportunities in real estate every day. Even if you’re in the market for a home for yourself and you’re not a real estate investor, you can search through online home listings and see the potential in…

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How Much Mortgage Can You Afford If You’re Self-Employed?

By Jon Clark / January 19, 2019
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Estimating how much of a mortgage you might qualify for is a relatively easy process with online mortgage affordability calculators. You simply plug in your income and debt obligations and, poof, the calculator will spit out an estimate of how…

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When Is It Best to Refinance Your Mortgage?

By Jon Clark / January 12, 2019
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Lives can change in a short amount of time. It’s possible the situation you are in today could be drastically different than the situation you found yourself in just five years ago. Maybe five years ago, you were fresh out…

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Simple Steps for a (Pain-Free) Mortgage Approval

By Jon Clark / January 5, 2019
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The home buying process can be an exciting one, but it can be daunting as well. Making a wish list for features of a home, then finding that home, placing an offer, having the offer accepted, doing inspections on the…

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Why It Can Be Better to Purchase a Home Than Rent

By Jon Clark / December 28, 2018
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It’s an age-old question that is once again at the forefront of many people’s minds: Is it better to rent or purchase a home? People who are considering a change in their current living situation may wrestle with the decision…

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Self-Employed Doesn’t Have to Mean Unqualified When It Comes to Getting a Mortgage

By Jon Clark / December 22, 2018
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Not all people work a typical job. Not everyone works for an outside employer who cuts them a paycheck on a regular basis and provides them with a W2 at the end of the year for tax reporting purposes. Some…

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