Home Remodeling Financing Options

joseph-disalvo / May 12th, 2017

Spring and summer are great seasons to make additions to your home, but many people are concerned about how to finance these projects. Did you know it is easier than you think? These are three popular avenues for homeowners to secure money for a home improvement or remodeling project: Home...

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Rent or Buy, Which Is Better?

Ben Freshman / March 28th, 2014

It’s the age old question in real estate: should I keep renting or step up and buy a home?  In reality, every situation is different, and there is not one right answer for everyone. Moreover, the multitude of factors contributing to the decision can often be overwhelming and even intimidating. Maybe I can clear it …

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Which Mortgage Loan Type, Fixed or an ARM?

Jim Offutt / March 28th, 2014

When deciding on a mortgage, you may be thinking about an ARM rather than a traditional fixed rate.  An ARM is an adjustable rate mortgage, which means your payments can change.  When you start paying the loan, depending on which ARM you choose, your payments stay the same for 3, 5, 7 or 10 years, …

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Why is Real Estate an Important Part of Your Portfolio?

Joseph Disalvo / March 17th, 2014

Unlike sometimes risky stocks, bonds, and other monetized investments real estate is a solid and secure investment everyone should have in their portfolio. Whether it is your current home, a property used for rental income, or a second home, real estate offers you a tangible, ever-present, investment.

First, let’s start with the obvious; no matter what …

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