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Helping Your Child Buy a Home

How quickly they grow up. Spend a few minutes talking to parents whose children are now grown up and you might hear a common refrain that goes something like this: the years go by so fast, one day they were in diapers and the next day they were moving out of the house. When a…

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Make Your Mortgage Work For You

When was the last time you reviewed your mortgage to make sure it was providing you with all the financial benefits possible? A mortgage is the largest investment many of us will make in our lives, but the longevity of a mortgage loan can make it easy to “set and forget,” resulting in missed opportunities…

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Three Things to Consider When Buying a Vacation Property

A lakeside cabin to enjoy retirement or getaway home to vacation with family is a dream for many of us. Purchasing a vacation property requires considerations that are distinct from buying a primary residence, but with planning, the dream can become reality. Here are three key considerations to keep in mind.

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First Steps to Take for First Time Homebuyers

TV shows and realtor advertisements do a great job of showing the last step of becoming a first-time homebuyer – smiling while you take possession of the keys on the front step. It’s no surprise that buying a house involves a lot of moving parts, but most first-time buyers never learn that they can take…

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How the Right Mortgage Can Open Doors and How to Find It

They’re not all the same. The right mortgage can open the door to the life you want—not just the house you want. With some honest reflection and trusted advice, you can get more out of your resources, secure special terms, and make your offer more attractive to sellers. Here are some things to consider when…

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