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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 |2019-04-08T16:53:58-04:00January 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 |2019-04-08T16:54:33-04:00December 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: , , , |

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: , , |

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: , , |

Frustrated by Lack of Affordable Homes? Consider a Major Renovation

Let’s face it: housing supply is limited right now. Even if you wanted to move on to bigger, greener pastures, you might have a hard time finding the right property — at least at a price you can afford. Fortunately, picking up and moving on isn’t the only option if you’ve grown tired of your current [...]

By |2018-09-05T10:31:19-04:00September 5th, 2018|Categories: Home, Refinance|Tags: , , , |

Summer Renovations: Adding Value to Your Home – Bathroom

When it comes to value-adding renovations, the bathroom is one of the best places to start. According to Remodeling magazine, a bathroom remodel delivers about a 70 percent return on investment, adding around $13K in value to the property as a whole. Upscale bathroom remodels add more than $34,000 in value. But like any statistics, [...]

By |2018-08-10T07:21:41-04:00June 25th, 2018|Categories: DIY, Home|Tags: , , |

Summer Renovations: Adding Value to Your Home – Kitchen

Remodeling your kitchen is one of the smartest moves you can make as a homeowner. In fact, according to Remodeling Magazine, when it comes to home projects, it delivers one of the biggest ROIs in the books. The average homeowner recoups more than 81% of their costs on a minor kitchen remodel, adding about $17K [...]

By |2018-08-10T07:22:07-04:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: DIY, Home|Tags: , , , |

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