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6 Home Energy Savings Tips

The winter of 2013-2014 was one of the most brutal in recent memory. The dreaded Polar Vortex has put a large portion of the northern U.S. in the deep freeze, while bringing rare winter storms as far south as Louisiana and Florida. The extreme cold temperatures have put a major strain on energy resources, and […]

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The Financial Advantages of Modular Homes

Modular homes are one of the fastest growing segments of the home building industry. Not to be confused with a manufactured (mobile) home, a modular home is built to the specifications of local building codes with very few restrictions on where they can be placed. They are similar to manufactured homes in that they are […]

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Is Alternate Home Financing Right for You?

With the sharp increase in the number of bankruptcies and foreclosures, a growing number of consumers with poor credit are choosing alternate methods to finance a new home. The most popular way of going around the traditional lender is with a contract for deed. Contract for deed arrangements have been around for a long time. […]

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Planning your Budget for Buying a New Home

If you are planning to buy a new home, one of the first steps is to get pre-qualified with a local lender. However, how much can you really afford? The answer may not necessarily be what the lender is willing to approve you for. Though the level of approval is a good guideline, you will […]

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