Homeowner FAQ

Aug. 10, 2016

Homeowner FAQ: What Factors Influence My Home’s Resale Value?

Factors that Influence Home Resale Values

It’s safe to say we all know what would hinder us from buying a home. If we were to harness those ideas and think about what would prevent us from buying a house, we can begin to make a list of what will factor into the resale value of our ...

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April 27, 2016

Mortgage Pre-Approval vs Mortgage Pre-Qualification: What’s the Difference?

What's the difference between a mortgage pre-approval and a mortgage pre-qualification?

One of the basic steps of purchasing a new home is figuring out how much you are able to spend. Before you can do all the fun parts like searching for and viewing homes, you have to go through some financial steps to get an idea of your price range ...

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Oct. 6, 2015

Should I Downsize My House?

Should I Downsize My House?

As many adults reach retirement age some begin to ask the question, “Should I downsize my house?” There are many good reasons to downsize, but it’s not for everyone. If you’re considering downsizing, ask yourself the following questions to help determine if it’s the right move for you ...

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Sept. 9, 2015

FAQ: What's The Best Home Loan for Me?

FAQ: What's the Best Home Loan for Me?

Some homebuyers are fortunate enough to be able to buy homes with cash. For the rest of us, we must acquire home loans. There are many different types of home loans and there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to selecting one. Your needs and situation will dictate which loan will ...

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June 23, 2015

Tiny Homes: What’s the big fuss?

An intro to tiny homes: What they are and why they are so popular.

Tiny Homes: What' the Big Fuss?

There’s a new trend taking the spotlight in the home-makers world: tiny houses. Along with the Do-It-Yourself revolution, comes this fascination with creating fully functional, yet very small homes. While it’s surely exciting, this movement tends ...

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June 9, 2015

Roofing Material: Which one is right for me?

Roofing Material: Which is right for my house?

If you are building or remodeling a home, one of the many decisions you will make is which type of roofing material to apply. Similarly, when looking to buy a home, it is important to note the type of roofing in each of your options. Not only is the roof ...

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Feb. 11, 2014

2013 Homeowner Tax Deductions

Homeowner Tax Deductions

Tax time is here. Time to start gathering W2s and contact your accountant. As you’re gathering tax documents, keep in mind you may be able to claim deductions because you own a home. We’ve gathered 5 articles that cover typical tax deductions for homeowners and how to use them.

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Jan. 14, 2014

Home Warranty FAQs

home warranty faq

When most people move into a new home, the expectation is that there will be no major repairs to make. No leaky pipes to replace or busted furnaces to fix. Unfortunately these things do happen from time to time and new homeowners can be stuck with a hefty repair bill ...

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Nov. 5, 2013

7 Easy Steps to Prepare Your Home for Winter (and a couple nice tips too)

prepare your home for winter

It’s not official, but winter is on its way here in central Indiana. Much like any other season in Indiana, you never know exactly what you’ll get. One thing is for certain, it’s going to get cold and it’s going to get windy. These cold and windy conditions can do ...

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Oct. 25, 2013

Homeowner FAQ: What Is a Homeowners Association?

Homeowner FAQ: What Is a Homeowners Association?

What is a homeowners association (HOA)? That’s a good question! According to Wikipedia, “a homeowner association is a corporation formed by a real estate developer for the purpose of marketing, managing, and selling of homes and lots in a residential subdivision.” If you’re considering living in an HOA, you’re ...

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