13 Mar 2018

6 ways to save for a down payment

Chances are you’ve heard a rumor that buying is actually cheaper than renting, so I’m here to set the record straight: In the long run, buying actually saves you a whole lot of cash. Of course, if you’re a newbie to the career world and just starting to learn what it’s like to not pay overdraft fees, (thanks, college) buying a home is likely easier said than done. So how do you go about saving for a home? Keep reading; you may discover it’s easier than you think. Learn about your options, first First things first, it’s a good idea to meet with a mortgage consultant to figure out what loan options are available to you. As a first-time homebuyer, you likely...
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8 Mar 2018

6 most common mistakes homeowners make when hiring a General Contractor

Whether you’re getting ready to tackle your outdated kitchen or fixing up your home to sell, you’ll likely need to lean on the expertise of a general contractor to get the job done. Here are the six most typical mistakes homeowners make when it comes to working with a GC and how you can avoid them. Not getting referrals Don’t go with the first contractor you google, but rather ask around for a better experience. Ideally, your efforts will hopefully provide you with a list of three to four candidates. If you’re unable to get referrals through trusted sources, use sites like Angie’s List, Houzz or NextDoor to help you find the right person. Just be sure to evaluate these recommendations carefully...
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6 Mar 2018

Keep calm and clutter free

We all have that one friend. The one who could use a little help organizing their home by removing accumulated clutter. In my circle, I’m that friend. If you can empathize, you don’t have to wait for spring to hit your cleaning stride. Instead, make a resolution to say ‘so long’ to the growing collection of rarely used items in the most commonly used areas of your home like your bedroom closet, bathroom and kitchen. Here are some easy solutions to help us all reclaim your much-needed personal space in the most popular rooms in your home. Closet cleanout When it comes to cleaning out your bedroom closet, be tough. Donate any clothes that no longer fit, are out of style or haven’t been...
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