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FHA Property Condition Requirements 2018

The revised handbook for FHA loans (HUD Handbook 4000.1) took effect in September 2015. That means it applies to all government-insured home loans originated in 2018. It’s the “law of the land,” so to speak. Among other things, the new handbook explains the minimum...

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Architectural Styles

Planning to build a home may leave you equal parts excited and overwhelmed. Building means making hundreds of choices on the way to your move-in date. The first, of course, is the type of home you’ll build. Architectural style is almost as unique as the families that...

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Debt To Income Ratio, Explained

Debt to income ratio or DTI is one of the primary calculations to determine credit worthiness for obtaining a home mortgage.  This along with your FICO score or Fair Isaac Corporation Score, will determine whether you can qualify for a mortgage. For most lenders, the...

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What Type Paint Is Best For Your Walls and Trim

When working with paint, the finish you choose is almost as important as the color. Sheen has a direct impact on how a shade looks, how easy it is to clean and how well it hides imperfections on your walls. With that in mind, it’s crucial to know your options for...

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4 Top Mistakes Home Sellers Make

Selling a home the right way is a lot of work but it will pay off putting more money in your pocket.  There are no shortcuts!  Here are the Top 4 Mistakes I see some sellers make that costs them big time. Wrong Price The first misstep is to price the home wrong....

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10 Smart Moving Supplies You May Need

10 Smart Moving Supplies You May Need   If you’re getting ready to move you probably have an idea of the basic moving supplies you’ll need: boxes, tape and paper. However, we’ve compiled ten smart moving supplies you’ll want to add to make your move easier. These...

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