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Does an Adjustable Rate Mortgage Make Sense Right Now?

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If you’re looking to purchase a home and are afraid of rising interest rates, an Adjustable Rate Mortgage may be a great option for you. Your mortgage payments will be lower than a conventional loan and the rate will be locked in. And locking in your rate now in a year when the federal reserve is expected to raise interest rates several more times is an awesome feature!

10 Houseplants that Deter Bugs

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Temperatures are on the rise, leaves are filling in the sparseness of winter trees, and perennials are awakening from their slumber. Unfortunately, the onset of warmer temperatures also brings with it unwelcome guests into your home. Here are 10 houseplants that can help keep them at bay.

Homebuyer Financing No-No's

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So you’ve finally found “the perfect house” and put in an offer. Hopefully, prior to this, you were pre-qualified. From the time you become pre-qualified through closing, your financial situation is closely examined to determine your level of financial responsibility. That said, here are a few no-no’s to keep in mind.

Homebuying "Easter Eggs"

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Although Easter is one week away, let’s talk about Easter eggs of a different kind. Urban Dictionary defines “Easter eggs” as “A hidden item placed in a movie, television show, or otherwise visual media for close watchers.” In the context of real estate, Easter eggs would be something unexpected and a “great find”, possibly tipping the scales on the home you’re considering.

Your Pre-Listing Checklist

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If you’re planning on selling your home soon, it’s time to take an honest look at your home from a buyer’s perspective and tend to any cosmetic fixes, necessary repairs, and clutter around the house—and property. So what kinds of things should be addressed? Let's take a look.

The Start of Planting Season is Here!

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Spring has sprung and for those who enjoy gardening, it’s time to think about planting that vegetable garden. There’s nothing like the pride and enjoyment of growing your own vegetables. But if it’s your first time, there’s a bit of information you need to be mindful of before diving in.

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