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When to Repair or Replace Your Driveway

Your driveway is an important part of your home. It offers passage into your garage, space for parking, and a smooth surface for playing basketball or riding bikes. Your driveway also has aesthetic appeal, as it can enhance (or detract from) your home’s appearance.

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How You Can Help Texas in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey

When tragedy strikes as it has in Texas there are no people more generous with money and resources than Americans.

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How Apps Can Help You Shop for Your Next Home

House hunting has changed a LOT in the digital age.

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Home Improvement Cost Projections By State

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) projected home improvement cost for this 2014, and the numbers are surprising to some.

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What REALLY Makes Millennials Consider Buying a Home?

Now that yesterday’s kids are all grown up, more and more millennials are starting to join the house hunt.

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Here’s What You Should Expect from a Home Inspection vs. an Appraisal

When you’re shopping for a home, don’t be surprised when your Realtor and Loan Officer tell you that you’ll need to pay for an appraisal. Not to be confused with a professional home inspection, an appraisal determines the value of a home, while an inspection determines the condition of the home. When you’re shopping for a…

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Tracking Your Home Improvements

Home improvements let you personalize your living space, update your mechanical systems, and add to the value of your home. They also increase your home’s basis, which is an important factor when eventually sold. Be prepared for tax time and home emergencies by keeping track of your home improvements.


The Golden Baton Award

There are several Golden Batons awarded at the Embrace Home Loans Awards Ceremony each month. Sales Promotion Coordinator, Kristin Faria, says the company has been awarding Golden Batons since well before she began her career at Embrace Home Loans nineteen years ago. Each month, department managers award a Baton to the team member whom they feel has gone above and beyond, and deserves…

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8 Reasons Why Changes to the Way Credit Agencies Manage Errors will Benefit Consumers

The three largest credit rating agencies, Equifax, Transunion and Experian in cooperation with the state of New York have agreed to change the way they review and correct errors on consumer credit reports.

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Work-Life Balance Feature

For many professionals, immense career growth can come at a significant cost to other areas of life; forcing them to compromise on the very things that matter most.