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How to Prepare for a Home Appraisal for Refinancing

April 6, 2022 10:11 am Published by 1 Comment

When you need to refinance your mortgage, it’s common practice for lenders to have a home appraiser assess the value of your property. The appraiser will take into account several factors, such as square footage, the number of bedrooms, and the current condition of the house.  Although you can’t increase the square footage or the... View Article

How Do Jumbo Loans Work?

April 6, 2022 9:40 am Published by Leave your thoughts

A jumbo loan is something you’ll likely need if you’re looking to purchase a luxurious home, one whose features are more expensive than the average property in the area. What qualifies as a jumbo loan in your neck of the woods depends on the county in which you live.  Let’s explore the details around getting... View Article

Six Reasons to Shop Local This Holiday Season

December 9, 2021 11:40 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Christmas is coming at full speed, but supply chain shortages are disrupting the restocking of popular items. In-store supply is being jeopardized by worker shortages, COVID-19 shutdowns and their aftermath, and shipping challenges. We’ve been dealing with shortages since the pandemic first started, so while it’s not a new development, it’s still just as frustrating.... View Article