When Hiring a Contractor

Do you need something repaired or done around your home? Rather than hiring just anyone, do your research to help avoid problems! Here’s some tips to get the best work done! Shop around — getting multiple bids from contractors and handymen is the best way to get a fair price Depending on the job, hire …

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Social benefits of homeownership

How being a home owner benefits your life Owning a home is more than just making a financial investment — it’s also about investing in your family’s social benefits. The infographic below from CAR.org sums it up well; being a homeowner provides: Educational success — statistically children of homeowners have higher achievement in reading and …

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Housing market another battlefield for U.S. Vets

“New data reveals that our nation’s veterans face unique challenges when it comes to achieving homeownership. When members of our military leave active duty and return to the United States, in most cases they do not return to a home they own. In fact, only 18 percent of veterans return to a home they already …

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Current Real Estate Market Stats

“C.A.R. closely monitors and analyzes trends in the residential real estate industry; the table below contains the latest reported existing home sales series, median home prices, unsold inventory index, median time on market, first-time buyer housing affordability index, and the latest mortgage rates” (www.car.org). Click here for PDF version Here’s the most current Market @ …

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