6 factors to consider when choosing a real estate agent


The American do-it-yourself mentality has driven our nation’s dynamic success at every level. The power of personal investment and pride get things accomplished on time and on target. But some things are better left to the experts. When it comes

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Is your home holiday ready?


The holidays are a time for celebration, and that means houseguests, family dinners, and socializing with friends. But this year, maybe you’ve started to notice that your home isn’t quite up for the task.

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Should you buy an investment property?


Real estate makes a smart investment—that part of conventional financial wisdom still holds true. But making profit from real estate isn’t about gambling on gargantuan property deals, nor is it about flipping homes. The slow, steady trickle of monthly rental

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Mortgage programs for veterans and military personnel


Veterans Day recognizes and gives thanks to all those who have sacrificed to defend our nation’s freedoms. For those who serve, making the transition from an overseas deployment mission back to a stateside assignment—or back into civilian life, poses unique

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Holiday safety tips for your home and family


Back in the day, holiday safety was all about remembering not to let hot holiday lights rest against crinkly, paper gift wrapping or dry branches and needles. Thanks to cooler LED holiday lights, those concerns are less of a worry.

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