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Refinance Your Mortgage with These 5 Tips
Over time, the mortgage market fluctuates and creates new opportunities for homeowners to revise the terms of their mortgage. This is known as refinancing. When refinanced, a...
How to Get a Custom Homeowners Insurance Quote Without a Calculator
4 Common Costs Of Renovating An Older Home
The Right Age to Buy a House
Although buying a house for the first time is a big decision, it turns out there is no perfect age to do it. When it comes to taking the plunge, it’s more about individual...
A New Mortgage Loan Process is Here. Are You Ready?
Michael Jablonski, EVP, Director of Mortgage Lending at First Bank, explains the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s “Know Before You Owe” regulation that launched in October...
The Sun Shines on North Carolina’s Solar Power Growth
Thanks to 215 sunny days a year and solar-friendly regulations and tax credits, North Carolina is a great place for those who want to convert solar rays into electricity.
How to Avoid Paying Too Much for a House
Imagine you just crossed the threshold of your dream home. There’s only one problem: price. It seems a bit on the high side, even for a home this perfect—but is it?
Money Pit or DIY Heaven?
Simplifying the Home Buying Process
The home buying process can be daunting, especially for first-timers. When should I start looking? How much do I need for a downpayment? Fear not! We've got you covered.
Tips for Winning a Bidding War in a Hot Home Market
Trying to distinguish your offer on a home in a high-stakes bidding war? Consider adopting the seller’s dog. It probably sounds unconventional, but a Chapel Hill, NC real estate broker once saw a buyer use this very tactic to secure a deal.
Trying to distinguish your offer on a home in a high-stakes bidding war? Consider adopting the seller’s dog. It probably sounds unconventional, but a Chapel Hill, NC real estate...
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    How to Get a Custom Homeowners Insurance Quote Without a Calculator

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