What’s moving the markets?

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The COVID-19 story. The pandemic continues to dominate much of what is happening in our country. The feared holiday surge has come to be. More than 433,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 complications. The spread of disease has transformed consumption habits, driving ongoing weakness in the labor market. Most of the high unemployment stems from the ravaging of the leisure and hospitality industry. This trend will continue until vaccines are plentiful and consumers begin to resume their Read More

Renovating your house without breaking the bank

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The real estate market is on the upswing. Great news for sellers! Unfortunately, for lots of people looking to buy, it’s becoming extremely difficult to find that perfect house whilst staying in line with their budget. Many people are tabling the idea all together. Others are deciding to purchase those not-so-perfect homes and go the Read More

Reality check: Homeownership

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For Sale Sign on a Lawn in Front of a House

Ah, homeownership. There’s so much to think about! First, a few things to keep in mind: This isn’t an anti-homeownership post. In fact, buying a house can be an excellent financial goal to accomplish. It can also be one of the biggest financial mistakes out there. Knowing what you’re really getting into is the best Read More

Ready to buy a house?

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House hysteria is a real thing. Once one friend buys a place, the social pressure is on for others to follow suit.  Everywhere you go, people are talking about Zillow, interest rates, great floorplans, school districts and desirable neighborhoods. Before you’re green with envy and ready to sign on the dotted line, remember that buying Read More