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Rising Costs and Reduced Inventory Challenge Home Ownership

Housing inventory shortage creates major roadblock on the road to homeownership.
Posted by Anna Jotham on October 22, 2019 in No Category
River Valley region homebuyers are now facing their second consecutive year of inventory shortages. And as happens when demand overwhelms supply, prices increase. It’s the perfect storm to keep first-time buyers from achieving the American dream. But it’s also the perfect formula for motivating creative ways to save for a down payment. In a recent Bankrate survey, almost half of millennials (ages 23 to 38) said the cost of living was keeping them from buying a home. But they’re not the only o... read more
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6 Hidden Storage Spaces in Your Home

Finding creative ways to store life's necessities is key.
Posted by Anna Jotham on October 22, 2019 in No Category
Life comes with a lot of…well, stuff, and sadly homes often seem short on storage for all of it. While it may seem that you are truly tapping the storage potential of your home, chances are there are some nooks in your house that are perfect for storing life’s necessities — no matter how small your square footage. The trick is finding them and filling them. It’s that easy!   Your house and its hidden storage areas If you’re looking around your living space and shrugging your sho... read more
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Estate Planning For Your Home

Plan now, to help your loved ones later.
Posted by Anna Jotham on October 22, 2019 in No Category
A home is often the most valuable asset in your estate, so when it’s time to start thinking about estate planning, what to do with your home will be one of the biggest matters you consider. In addition, discussing your intentions for your property with loved ones is also necessary to ensure your wishes are understood. While there are several estate planning strategies for your home that can help make the transition easier on your family, estate planning for your home remains a potentially complex and emotiona... read more
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Should You Renovate or Sell?

Renovate or sell? Take the quiz to find out!
Posted by Anna Jotham on September 25, 2019 in No Category

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Steps to Build Equity in Your Home

Owning more of your home creates opportunities for you
Posted by Anna Jotham on September 09, 2019 in No Category
As a homeowner, building equity in your home is one of the best ways to open doors to opportunities in the future. Your home equity can, for example, be used to pay college tuition for one of the kids, build your retirement savings or free you up to buy the vacation home of your dreams. Equity can also help you remodel your current home — imagine at last having that chef’s kitchen you’ve always dreamed of or a three-season porch. Thinking of the many ways you could leverage the equity in your home... read more
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