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Friday, March 12, 2021   /   by Jessi Fauber

Spring Cleaning Countdown

Care to knock out your spring-cleaning in a month? It may seem impossible, but take it week by week, and you’re sure to have a sparkling clean house before April showers give way to May flowers.

Week One: Declutter
Decluttering is a big aspect of any cleaning project. Whether it be your closet, bathroom, basement, garage, or other areas of your home, don’t leave this to the last week of your spring-cleaning responsibilities. Decluttering and organizing should be done before any major cleaning, as you don’t want to be dusting and wiping things that you may not even end up keeping.
Week Two: Clean
After decluttering, it’s time to start deep cleaning and disinfecting your home. Do a wipe down of your countertops, furniture, and flooring. Don’t forget about those often skipped areas like the garbage can, light switches, and washing machine. Break out the cleaners (better yet, make your own) and put on a winning playlist, and you’re one step closer t ...

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021   /   by Jessi Fauber

Preparing for a 2021 Home Purchase

While you may have been ready to buy a home during the 2020 spring market, the uncertainties caused by the pandemic may have put a damper on your plans. At this point, you may be uncertain about your post-COVID-19 real estate goals and unsure whether the opportunity to work from home will inspire you to move to another market or another type of home.
If you’re looking to get ready for a home purchase a few months down the road, this plan will help ensure you’ve covered all your bases. From finance to logistics, it’s important to think through the changes on the horizon to streamline your 2021 home purchase.
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Preparing to finance your purchase
One of the first things you’ll want to think about is the financing for your home purchase. Talk to a real estate professional and ask for an introduction to a mortgage lender, if you don’t already have one in mind.
Talk to your lender about the pre-a ...

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021   /   by Jessi Fauber

5 Vital Tips for First Time Home Buyers

Buying your first home is equivalent to embarking on a grand adventure. Although extremely thrilling, learning the ins and outs of the process can often seem overwhelming. From determining a budget to obtaining a loan, there are numerous factors to take into consideration along the way. Keep these five tips in mind throughout the journey.

Check your credit score
Your credit score impacts various aspects of your life, especially when it comes to buying a house. It’s a determining factor in being approved for a loan with a low interest rate. Some websites offers free credit reports with monitoring, which can help you catch what may be negatively affecting your score. However, our mortgage brokers, through Movement Mortgage,  explain your score in greater detail as well provide you with wasy to improve your credit score if need be! 

Be realistic about what you can afford
When setting a budget, it’s important to be realistic. To keep your head out ...

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