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Moving This Winter? Here Are 5 Relocation Tips That Will Help Ease the Stress of Moving
By Peta-Gay
December 2, 2015

Moving is not exactly enjoyable at any time of the year, but it can be especially stressful in the winter. Moving all of your items when it is snowing and blowing outside makes things a lot tougher. However, if you prepare accordingly and have the right attitude, you'll find that your move will go much smoother. Here are five relocation tips that will help ease the stress of a move.

Do not Pack Your Winter Supplies

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You Ask, We Answer: Four Reasons Why Selling a Condo is Different Than Selling a House
By Peta-Gay
December 3, 2015

Listing a property is a delicate dance. From the initial marketing to the final price negotiations, everything needs to be tailored to the type of home being sold. However, because of their main differences, this process can look very different when selling a condo versus selling a house.

Reason #1: The Homeowners Association or HOA

As all condo owners will know very well, almost all condos come with some type of HOA, or homeowners association.
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Worried About Mortgage Rates Going Up? 3 Steps to Prepare Yourself Financially
By Peta-Gay
December 1, 2015

Mortgage rates have been at record lows for quite some time, making it easy for new homebuyers to finance their dream homes. But what comes down will eventually go back up, and with the world economy expected to rebound in 2016, we’re about to start seeing more expensive mortgages.

So what can you do to prepare yourself before mortgage rates start to rise? Here are three strategies that will keep you ahead of the game.

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Winter Staging: How to Make Your Home Look Beautiful when It's Miserable Outside
By Peta-Gay
December 14, 2015

When the weather outside is frightful, you may feel anything but delightful if you're hoping to attract potential homebuyers. When you're staging a home for sale, you want to make it as appealing as possible -- especially during the winter months. Even if the outdoors aren't exactly in your favor, you can still create an unforgettable interior that will leave everyone impressed and longing for a second look.

Embrace The Season

Winter has an allure all ...

Closing Paperwork: How to Read and Understand the Truth-in-Lending Disclosure Statement
By Peta-Gay
December 15, 2015

When you close on a home purchase, you can expect to receive a great deal of paperwork. If you applied for your mortgage before October 3, 2015, one important document you'll be given is the Truth-in-Lending Disclosure. This disclosure form plainly lays out your upfront and long-term mortgage costs, making it easy to see what you'll need to pay and when.

However, these disclosure documents aren't always easy to read. Here's what you need to know about your Truth-In-Lending Disclosure and the ...