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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It Is Tax Time. Are You Claiming a Mortgage Deduction?

Joseph Disalvo / March 22nd, 2017

We all know doing your taxes is not fun. Having to pay taxes is downright unpleasant. If you are like me, the only enjoyment I receive from filing taxes is trying to find the tax deductions I’m due. As a mortgage broker, obviously, my favorite is the mortgage interest tax deduction. It not only helps …

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5 Things to Do to Get Ready for the Spring Buying Season

Joseph Disalvo / February 3rd, 2017

Spring is the most hectic time of year to buy and sell a home. In a highly competitive market like Washington, D.C., being prepared to get a mortgage might be the difference between getting the house of your dreams and heartbreak. Here are the top Five things to do to make sure you are prepared …

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How to Avoid Seller’s Remorse

Kristen Irons / September 18th, 2014

You’ve probably heard the term “buyer’s remorse,” a feeling of regret after a substantial purchase, but sellers can also get cold feet. When this happens, the seller panics and decides not to sell when a prospective buyer makes an offer. In real estate, seller’s remorse happens because sellers aren’t truly ready to part with their …

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4 Quick Home Renovations that Boost Property Value

John Hogen / August 28th, 2014

You don’t always have to dip into your saving’s to make your home look presentable to potential buyers. In fact, you can boost the property value of your home just by making a few updates. If you’re looking for the most value, renovations to the kitchen and bathroom provide the highest return, yielding an average return …

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How Lenders Keep Score

Ben Freshman / August 15th, 2014

“What’s the criteria I’m being judged on when trying to get financing for my first home?”

As American consumers, we’re used to having the power. “The customer is always right,” a slogan coined at Marshall Field’s department store in Chicago, has permeated society since its origination the late 19th century—giving us the confidence and control to …

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