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Love and Mortgage

With Valentine’s Day upon us, love is looming in the air… While Cupid’s arrow finds its mark in the hearts of couples young and old alike, it appears as though there’s another side effect that we can predict as well: buying a home. According to the National Association of REALTORS most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers,married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics in 2016 at 58% of all buyers. It is no surprise that having two incomes to save for down payments and contribute to monthly housing costs makes buying a home more attainable. via Real Estate with Diane Castro-Perez While married couples make up nearly 60% of all first time homebuyers, single women and men also play into the mix… This is from our brief blog post at Simplifying the Market. That article ends by saying, “You may not be that much different than those who have already …

Your Home’s November Honey-Do List

Prep your home for the holidays and cooler weather with this list of home to dos that you’ll be especially thankful for. VICTORIA KEICHINGER NOV 3, 2015 This month, we’re especially thankful for home. Home is where the family comes together, where we’re protected from the elements, and where love abounds. Your home’s November Honey-Do list will make sure your home is ready for the holidays, prepared for colder weather and loved inside and out. 1. Winterize your home – For most of the country, November is the time when we can no longer deny that the colder weather has settled in. Now is the time to winterize summer tools and appliances like air conditioner units, grills and lawn mowers. Bring garden hoses indoors and check your windows and doors for drafts. 2. Make a Turkey Game Plan – No coach would head to a big game without a game plan up his …