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Monthly Archives: March 2017

    The Home Peril That’s Hiding in Plain Sight

    By Eddy Workinger | March 13, 2017

    By Gina Roberts-Grey Electrical outlets and wall plates don’t exactly command a lot of attention. In fact—and we’re going out on a limb here—we’re guessing you may not even remember the last time you took a second look at your wall plates. The last time you likely thought about them was when you were plugging something... Read More

    5 Things Your Home Appraiser Wishes You Knew

    By Eddy Workinger | March 13, 2017

    By Jamie Wiebe So you thought you were in the homestretch because you accepted a great bid on your home? Think again! The closing process has only just begun—and for most sellers, the appraisal can be one of the scariest parts. For starters, lenders often require the use of their own, FHA-approved appraiser. That means you get... Read More

    Are You 1 of the 59 Million Planning to Buy This Year?

    By Eddy Workinger | March 13, 2017

    According to a survey conducted by, one in four Americans are considering buying a home this year. If this statistic proves to be true, that means that 59 million people will be looking to enter the housing market in 2017. Read More

    3 Questions to Ask If You Want to Buy Your Dream Home

    By Eddy Workinger | March 13, 2017

    If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interest at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in the real estate market. Read More

    The Impact of Homeownership on Civic Involvement

    By Eddy Workinger | March 13, 2017

    The National Association of Realtors recently released a study titled ‘Social Benefits of Homeownership and Stable Housing.’ The study confirmed a long-standing belief of most Americans: “Owning a home embodies the promise of individual autonomy and is the aspiration of most American households. Homeownership allows households to accumulate wealth and social status, and is the... Read More