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Monthly Archives: September 2023

    Creative Ideas for Decorating Your Home on a Budget

    By Jake Mannick | September 30, 2023

    Decorating your home can be a fun and exciting experience, but it can also be a costly one. However, with a bit of creativity and some DIY skills, you can decorate your home on a budget and still achieve the look you want. In this blog post, we’ll share some creative ideas for decorating your... Read More

    How to Respond to a Lowball Offer

    By Jake Mannick | September 25, 2023

    After all the hard work it takes to ready a home for sale, it can be so discouraging to find the first offer you get is a lowball offer. Regardless of the market, there are buyers who write offers 10%, 20%, even 30% below list price. While most of these offers are just “throw-aways,” it’s... Read More

    5 Trendy Tips to Enhance a Small Porch

    By Jake Mannick | September 23, 2023

    Who doesn’t love the idea of a front porch? Picture a cool lemonade in the shade on a hot summer’s day while watching the world go by. Home builders have embraced this ideal over the past couple decades with more new construction featuring this timeless feature. Often though, the size of the porch seems to... Read More

    7 Common Homebuyer Regrets You Want to Avoid

    By Jake Mannick | September 18, 2023

    Most homebuyers don’t regret becoming homeowners. In fact, owning a home is one of the biggest contributors to lifestyle satisfaction. But this doesn’t mean that these homebuyers don’t have regrets about their buying choices. Most new homeowners will happily share some of the mistakes they made and how they could have avoided them. Fortunately, you... Read More

    10 Things to Remove from Your Home When Listing for Sale

    By Jake Mannick | September 16, 2023

    One of the most common questions from home sellers is, “do I really need to put my family pictures away”? The short answer is “yes,” but maybe not for the reasons you assume. The general principle is that buyers need to be able to visualize their own lives in the home in order to buy... Read More

    How Does Child Support and Alimony Affect Qualifying for a Home Loan?

    By Jake Mannick | September 11, 2023

    A divorce is an emotional upheaval regardless of how amicable the parties try to be. One important factor is housing as at least one party will be moving out of the home, and maybe both people will be looking for new, more affordable living arrangements. During the divorce, it’s common for one person to owe... Read More

    FICO Shock? Your Lender Can Help with a Rapid Rescore

    By Aizza Jopson | September 9, 2023

    If you’re ready to buy a new home, you know that a good FICO score is critical to the process. Your FICO affects not just your ability to buy a new home, but the interest rate and fees you’ll pay for the new loan. Often, buyers are shocked to realize their credit score is not... Read More

    Benefits of Switching From Gas to Induction

    By Jake Mannick | September 2, 2023

    For decades, gas stoves have been the preferred choice for both professional and amateur chefs alike and it’s easy to understand why. Gas stoves allow for quick control of the heat which allows for quick adjustments when cooking. But recently possible bans on gas stoves have dominated national news as unhealthy. Regardless of whether induction... Read More

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