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Semiannual Report Confirms Buying is Still the Best Bet

Trulia’s semiannual report reveals buying is 38 percent cheaper than renting. We discuss how high mortgages would have to rise to reverse this trend.

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The Best Home Improvement and Maintenance Apps

Smartphone applications aren’t just for getting directions and social media. Here are the best home improvement, maintenance and home organizing apps.

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How to Find the Right Homebuilder

You wouldn’t choose a doctor, babysitter or car mechanic without any background research, so why should you skimp on researching your homebuilder? Looking into homebuilders’ pasts can save time and massive repair bills in the future. A list of builders …

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Enticing Potential Buyers to Your Home

Before that “For Sale” sign goes in your front yard, take a good look around your home and make sure you will be showing it off to its best advantage.

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Top Myths About Mortgages

There are many types of mortgages available, which is good for the consumer, but also leads to a lot of confusion. Here are some of the top myths about mortgages we encounter.

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The Sky is Now Blue

As a blue water fisherman, I’ve chased game fish in the Atlantic ocean throughout my adult life. I can tell you that the old rhyme, “Red sky at morning, sailors take warning,” is just as true as it was 2,000 …

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The Quiet Change Benefits Consumers

Prior to the financial crisis, mortgages were sold and delivered nearly as easily as filling out a change of address slip at the post office for your new home. Anyone could choose to sell mortgages and anyone with a small …

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Lobby Day Beneficial for Consumers, Industry

The mortgage industry has had to deal with so much new legislation on the federal level lately. We’d prefer to just be able to do our jobs without dealing with the consequences of new laws. Fortunately, on the state level, …

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Roundtable Discussions with Cal Haupt and J.D. Crowe: Today’s Guest is Mitch Kaminer [Part 2]

Cal Haupt, president and CEO of Southeast Mortgage of Georgia and J.D. Crowe, Senior Vice President of Southeast Mortgage of Georgia recently sat down with Mitch Kaminer, associate broker with RE/MAX Paramount Properties and President of the Atlanta Board of …

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A Low Country Way to View Recessions

A recession is a cyclical event like the tides in the Low Country of Georgia. Both have a cycle and both are natural events that are beyond our control. In the Low Country, tides cycle seven feet up and seven …

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