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5 Things You Can Overlook When Shopping for Your Dream Home

5 Things You Can Overlook When Shopping for Your Dream Home

If you’re a frequent watcher of any type of real estate or home show, you’ve probably seen at least a few people who seem to nitpick the smallest details. Don’t get me wrong: when it comes to buying a home, you shouldn’t settle for something you’re going to hate or something that isn’t going to…

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By Sarah, 02/12/2018 Sarah is a content writer and social media assistant with a BA in literature/creative writing from Wilkes University. When she’s not spending her days at work writing, reading, and drinking coffee, she’s usually at home reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She also devotes a fair amount of time to HGTV, drawing, and doting on her dog. As a creator, Sarah believes in emphasizing personality through design and DIY projects.
How Much Money Will I Need for a Down Payment When Buying a Home?

How Much Money Will I Need for a Down Payment When Buying a Home?

We’re going to talk about something that might be a little scary for some: money and your mortgage down payment. When you’re buying a new house, you need to think about money quite a bit. How much should you have saved up to make that down payment on the home? Typically, we hear 20% as…

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By Kayleigh, 01/30/2017 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.
The “Surban” Trend Should Be Big in 2017

The “Surban” Trend Should Be Big in 2017

When looking towards 2017 housing and market trends, don’t be surprised if you encounter a new word for your internal dictionary: surban. No, that’s not a typo. “Surban” is like a celebrity supercouple name fusion: it refers to the mix of urban and suburban living. These surban areas are new or redeveloped suburban downtown districts…

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By Sarah, 01/09/2017 Sarah is a content writer and social media assistant with a BA in literature/creative writing from Wilkes University. When she’s not spending her days at work writing, reading, and drinking coffee, she’s usually at home reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She also devotes a fair amount of time to HGTV, drawing, and doting on her dog. As a creator, Sarah believes in emphasizing personality through design and DIY projects.
A Good Time to Buy

A Good Time to Buy

Interest rates are at an all-time historic low. If you are interested in buying a new home, the current low interest rate may help you decide whether to buy now or later. Borrowers have a once in a lifetime opportunity to buy a home with a 4% or lower rate on a 30-year mortgage. And…

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By Ally, 10/09/2016
What to Look for in a New Home When You Have Pets

What to Look for in a New Home When You Have Pets

When searching for your perfect home, sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in what you want, and forget about what your pets (aka your furry, scaly, or feathered family members) might need, or at least appreciate. If your pet really is a part of your family, you want to be sure to treat them…

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By Sarah, 10/07/2016 Sarah is a content writer and social media assistant with a BA in literature/creative writing from Wilkes University. When she’s not spending her days at work writing, reading, and drinking coffee, she’s usually at home reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She also devotes a fair amount of time to HGTV, drawing, and doting on her dog. As a creator, Sarah believes in emphasizing personality through design and DIY projects.