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How a 203(k) Loan Could Provide You with a Golden Opportunity

There are plenty of opportunities in real estate every day. Even if you're in the market for a home for yourself and you're not a real estate investor, you can search through online home listings and see the potential in a whole slew of various homes. The old saying in real estate is "location, location, [...]

By |2019-02-07T12:29:07-04:00January 26th, 2019|Categories: DIY, Home|Tags: , , , |

Renovate Your Current or Future Home With a 203(k) Loan

Have you found that perfect home in a perfect location, but it needs a lot of work? You aren't alone. Plenty of potential homeowners find themselves in a bind when they're searching for a home. They might have found one that's exactly what they're looking for in terms of style, size, and location, but is [...]

By |2018-12-17T11:46:17-04:00December 15th, 2018|Categories: DIY, Mortgage, Purchase, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Considering a Home Renovation? Avoid These All-Too Common Mistakes

For many homeowners, renovations can be a smart investment. Not only do they make your home more comfortable, convenient, and enjoyable for the time being, but they can also increase the property’s value and marketability when it comes time to sell. Ultimately, that means more money and less time wasted — all huge advantages. But [...]

By |2018-11-29T09:47:45-04:00November 29th, 2018|Categories: DIY, Refinance|Tags: , , , |

7 Don’ts of DIY Home Improvements

With the rise of shows like “Fixer Upper” and “Flip or Flop,” DIY renovations have become one of the hottest trends with today’s homeowners. But updating your property takes more than a few feet of shiplap and some shabby chic paint — especially if you want your reno done safely, properly, and in an aesthetically [...]

By |2018-11-15T12:33:16-04:00November 16th, 2018|Categories: DIY, Refinance|Tags: , , , |

Home Improvements That Cost Under $1,000

High-impact home renovations don’t have to come with equally high costs. In fact, some of the most game-changing upgrades and improvements are actually some of the least expensive. Are you looking for some DIY projects that pack a big punch without putting a dent in your bank account? Here are 10 of the best: Add [...]

By |2018-11-09T11:04:49-04:00November 9th, 2018|Categories: DIY|Tags: , |

How to Set a Renovation Budget

There are two ways to go about setting a renovation budget. The first is to determine how much you can afford to spend. The second is by working backwards from the end result you want to achieve. If you're paying for your home improvement project with your existing cash, you may need to cut or [...]

By |2018-10-22T09:27:04-04:00October 22nd, 2018|Categories: DIY|Tags: , , |

Painting Your Home Exterior

With the air brisk and the temperature finally cooling off, now’s the perfect time of year to handle those bigger, outdoor home maintenance tasks and to-dos.   Number one on the list? Re-paint your home’s exterior. Whether you’re listing your property or have just noticed a few scuffs and chips, a new coat of paint [...]

By |2018-10-03T08:35:44-04:00October 3rd, 2018|Categories: DIY, Maintenance|Tags: , , |

What Are the Best Real Estate Apps for Home Renovations?

Thinking of renovating your home? Want to make some upgrades or replace some outdated elements? You’re not alone. Remodeling is on the rise, and whether it’s due to home prices increasing or the popularity of TV shows like “Fixer Upper,” one thing’s for certain: some of the best real estate apps are out there to [...]

By |2018-09-21T14:54:51-04:00September 24th, 2018|Categories: DIY, Home|Tags: , , |

Buying a Fixer-Upper? 6 Common Concerns Addressed

Buying fixer-uppers are a super popular move nowadays — especially given the rise of shows like “Flip This House” and “Fixer Upper.” Not only do fixer-upper properties usually come at a lower price than move-in ready ones, but they’re also just fun projects. Gung-ho homeowners can dive in, DIY to their heart’s content, and truly [...]

By |2018-09-24T13:57:07-04:00September 11th, 2018|Categories: DIY, Purchase|Tags: , , |

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