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March 2020
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3 Tips for Buying a House That Will Support Your Lifestyle

There are countless details to consider when buying a house: size, style, acreage, price, age, structure, etc. It can be overwhelming, but overall, one of THE most important things to think about is how the house will accommodate your family’s specific lifestyle. 


How Much Will New Home Upgrades Cost?

We’ve talked a lot about the difference between new construction homes and existing homes, outlining the pros and cons of each and examining the big picture difference in price (as well as some of the additional costs like homeowner’s association fees. We also took a more general look at the added cost of upgrades and options, but today we are going into more detail. 


“Mattress Money” and Mortgages

What is “mattress money?” It’s a funny term but it means funds that someone owns but does not have a paper trail. Let’s look at how mattress money can be viewed by a lender and how to document these funds. It’s a good thing to come across some extra cash. Maybe the sale of a car or a small inheritance or someone just gave you some funds to help you buy a home in the future. However it’s acquired, it’s always better to have more money than less, right?


Five Valuable Think-Ahead Home Projects

Property owners benefit from thinking one or two seasons ahead when it comes to increasing the functionality, fun, and value of their real estate.


Mortgage Rates
Averages as of March 2020:

30 yr. fixed: 3.45%
15 yr. fixed: 2.95%
5/1 yr. adj: 3.2%

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