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Student loan debt is one of the largest circumstances that prevent millennials’ from being able to purchase a home. According to the National Association of Realtors ® (NAR), 80% of millennials are not homeowners and 83% of millennials say that student loan debt is impacting their ability to purchase a home. While student loan debt is the biggest factor impacting millennials ability to buy, there are alternatives and options many may not know about. Some of these options include first-time homebuyer dow... read more
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3 Simple DIY Projects to Tackle this Summer

Posted by Kailey Hagar on July 05, 2018 in No Category
Summer is here and it’s the perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors, even if just in your own backyard. Does your yard or patio need a little sprucing up? Perhaps you’re dreaming of hosting a summer party but your outdoor space isn’t quite guest-ready. Don’t worry, we’ve got some simple and affordable DIY projects that might help you inject a little curb appeal and make your home the place to be this summer.   Freshen Things Up with a Coat of Paint Saint ... read more
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By Lindsay Listanski Ok, so you’re planning on hanging up that huge American flag like you do every year, but what other decorations have you got lined up for this 4th of July?  Here are 7 awesome DIY July 4th decorations that will absolutely ‘wow’ your guests and turn your cookout into a patriotic presentation of red, white, and blue like they’ve never seen before! It’s time to show your true colors and get a little crafty. 1. Paint the Lawn with Giant Stars Image: Jeann... read more
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5 Plants That Naturally Repel Mosquitoes - Check out these plants that naturally repel mosquitoes. Many homeowners want to enjoy their outdoor living space but don’t want to get eaten by mosquitoes while doing so. Bug repellents and bug zappers are effective but don’t keep those nasty bugs away from your outdoor living area. Check out these plants that naturally repel mosquitoes and other annoying bugs that keep you from using your outdoor space more often: 1. Lavender This beautiful purple colored plan... read more
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These Mortgages Pay for Home Renovations

Posted by Kailey Hagar on June 28, 2018 in No Category
Provided by Robin Saks FrankelMany people don’t realize that there are renovation loans that can help pay for your housing upgrades. Whether you need a new roof or your kitchen is outdated, there is a mortgage that’s right for your fixer-upper. Here are your options and what you should know about each one. Government-Backed Home Renovation LoansOne of the best-known loans for home improvements, Fannie Mae’s HomeStyle Renovation loan allows borrowers to either buy a place that needs repairs or ref... read more
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