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3 Budget-friendly DIY Weekend Renovations to Step into Spring
By Peta-Gay
March 2, 2016

The springtime is often the best time of the year for cleaning up and getting rid of old items, but with its proximity to the winter months it can still be hard to commit to large-scale renovations. If you're looking for some small fixes to give your home a seasonal boost, here are a few options that won't take up a lot of time.

 Freshen Up The Window Frames        

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3 Psychological Hacks That Will Help You Sell Your Home Faster
By Peta-Gay
March 3, 2016

From real estate agents to homebuyers, there are so many tips out there on how to sell your home that it can be overwhelming to determine which tricks will boost your success rate and make the sale. If you're looking for a few sure-fire hacks for getting your home off the market quickly, the following may do a lot of the hard work for you so that selling won't remain a worry for long.

Stick To A Neutral Palette &...

It Isn't Always a Clear Road after Pre-approval: 4 Reasons Why Your Mortgage May Be Denied
By Peta-Gay
March 4, 2016

So you've been pre-approved for a mortgage – great! You've taken the first step toward becoming a homeowner. But before you start picking out china patterns, you'll want to keep in mind that a pre-approval isn't the same thing as a mortgage agreement. There's still no guarantee that you'll actually get a mortgage.

But why would a lender deny a mortgage after pre-approving a borrower? Here's what you need to know.

Sudden Changes In Income Or ...

3 Things You Need to Consider Before Buying That Fixer-upper Home
By Peta-Gay
March 7, 2016

The idea of buying a home that will need a fair bit of renovating can seem like a great investment opportunity, but some renovations come with high prices and may actually end up costing you more than you think. If you're trying to determine whether or not a fixer-upper is worth the cost, here are some important things to consider.

What Will It Cost?        

If you're going into a home expecting a ...

3 Tips and Tricks to Make Mortgage Pre-qualification Easy
By Peta-Gay
March 8, 2016

If you're planning to buy a home, you should know that the mortgage pre-qualification process is the first in a series of steps that eventually lead to home ownership. A pre-qualification is different from a pre-approval – the pre-qualification meeting is simply you and your lender hashing out how much you can afford to spend on a property. But once you've been pre-qualified, it makes the mortgage process easier.

So how can you make the pre-qualification quick and painless so ...