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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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Renovate Your Current or Future Home With a 203(k) Loan

By Jon Clark / December 15, 2018
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Have you found that perfect home in a perfect location, but it needs a lot of work? You aren’t alone. Plenty of potential homeowners find themselves in a bind when they’re searching for a home. They might have found one…

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Considering a Home Renovation? Avoid These All-Too Common Mistakes

By Aly Yale / November 29, 2018
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For many homeowners, renovations can be a smart investment. Not only do they make your home more comfortable, convenient, and enjoyable for the time being, but they can also increase the property’s value and marketability when it comes time to…

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How to Set a Renovation Budget

By Tim Coutis / October 22, 2018
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There are two ways to go about setting a renovation budget. The first is to determine how much you can afford to spend. The second is by working backwards from the end result you want to achieve. If you’re paying…

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Buying a Fixer-Upper? 6 Common Concerns Addressed

By Aly Yale / September 11, 2018
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Buying fixer-uppers are a super popular move nowadays — especially given the rise of shows like “Flip This House” and “Fixer Upper.” Not only do fixer-upper properties usually come at a lower price than move-in ready ones, but they’re also…

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Frustrated by Lack of Affordable Homes? Consider a Major Renovation

By Aly Yale / September 5, 2018
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Let’s face it: housing supply is limited right now. Even if you wanted to move on to bigger, greener pastures, you might have a hard time finding the right property — at least at a price you can afford. Fortunately,…

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Summer Renovations: Adding Value to Your Home – Bathroom

By Aly Yale / June 25, 2018
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When it comes to value-adding renovations, the bathroom is one of the best places to start. According to Remodeling magazine, a bathroom remodel delivers about a 70 percent return on investment, adding around $13K in value to the property as…

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Summer Renovations: Adding Value to Your Home – Kitchen

By Aly Yale / June 18, 2018
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Remodeling your kitchen is one of the smartest moves you can make as a homeowner. In fact, according to Remodeling Magazine, when it comes to home projects, it delivers one of the biggest ROIs in the books. The average homeowner…

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Summer Renovations: Adding Value to Your Home – Backyards & Patios

By Aly Yale / June 11, 2018
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When it comes to renovating your home, choosing your projects carefully is key — at least if you want to ensure those projects are worth it. While some upgrades may add to your home’s aesthetic or come with extra convenience…

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VA Refinancing Before Your Next Renovation

By Aly Yale / May 31, 2018
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Whether you’re renovating to add convenience, improve your home’s aesthetic, or increase its overall value, one thing’s for certain: VA refinancing can help make it happen. Rather than scrimping and saving, pulling money from your 401K, or cutting corners and…

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