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Your home equity is how much of your home that you “own”. For example, if you put down 20% on your home when you purchased it, that means you already have 20% of the home’s value of equity in the home.  As you pay the loan down over the years, your principal loan value decreases while your equity...
09/29/2021
If going green is important to you, you have probably considered installing a solar panel system to your home. While solar is certainly a smart long-term investment that can reduce your environmental footprint, it is important to understand the pros and cons of solar power so you can make the rig...
09/22/2021
Most real estate offers have contingencies, which are provisions that must be met for the transaction to go through. If the contingencies are not met, the buyer is entitled to walk away from the deal with their earnest money. The fewer contingencies there are, the more likely a contract will go t...
09/15/2021
Perhaps you have been thinking about purchasing a home, but you are not sure how much you need for a down payment. Many people will tell you that you need to have 20% to secure a mortgage. Thanks to various programs available to buyers, the truth is that you can put down as little as 3%. In fact,...
09/08/2021
Montgomery AL Home For Sale:3452 Bankhead Ave, Montgomery AL 36111MLS# 503019 | 6 Bedrooms | 3 Baths | 3,251 Square Feet | EdgewoodVirtual TourThis marvelous mid-century modern is one of only a handful in Montgomery that is completely original and pristinely intact! Custom built in 1953 by a loca...
09/02/2021
Montgomery AL Home for Sale: 4624 Wares Ferry Rd, Montgomery AL 36109MLS# 36109 | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Baths | 1,624 Square Feet | College GroveVirtual TourEven on the approach to this home, you know it is something special...unlike any of its neighbors. Custom additions and renovations abound like the...
09/02/2021
Raise your hand if you are a homeowner living on a budget who also wants all the latest and greatest home décor trends. If you raised your hand, these tips are for you! Check out these 8 ways you can make your home décor look expensive without breaking the bank:FRESHEN UP YOUR FIREPLACEJust havin...
09/01/2021
Let’s face it - moving is overwhelming no matter how well you prepare. There are what seem like a million little pieces that all must fall into place to make a move go smoothly. And even then, it is stressful. You are upending your life; putting everything you own into boxes and bags and making b...
08/18/2021
You are a homeowner. You have gone through the process of procuring a mortgage, closing on a house, moving in, and creating a home for yourself and your family. Chances are you have developed a loving attachment to your first home, but for one reason or another, it is time to move on. Maybe you h...
08/11/2021
Montgomery AL Home For Sale:3371 Lexington Rd, Montgomery AL 36106MLS# 499085 | 4 Bedrooms | 2 Baths | 2,040 Square Feet | Cloverdale/IdlewildWarmth, Elegance & Authentic CharacterVirtual TourWelcome home to this captivating Cloverdale/Idlewild 4 bedroom,2 bath Colonial Revival in Midtown Montgom...
08/06/2021
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