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    How to Decide What Does and Doesn’t Work in Your New Home

    By Keith Degnan | June 29, 2020

    Whether you’re downsizing to a smaller place or upgrading to a larger home, chances are good that not all of your furniture is going to work well in the new space. Whether it’s a sectional that no longer fits in a living room or a dining table that is now too small for the kitchen,... Read More

    18 Easy Moving Tips & Tricks

    By Keith Degnan | June 18, 2020

    From purging household items to packing your belongings, moving an entire household isn’t a simple process. Fortunately, with the help of these smart moving tips and tricks, it’s about to get a wee bit easier. Here are 18 oh-so-easy moving tips and tricks that anyone can use when moving to a new home. Best of... Read More

    Getting a Mortgage When You’re Self Employed

    By Keith Degnan | May 31, 2020

    Getting a mortgage can be a difficult process, and getting a mortgage when you’re self employed even more so. Lenders look at a number of different factors when determining whether to offer you a loan and what the terms of that loan should be. And one of the biggest factors is the reliability of your... Read More

    10 Mistakes to Avoid When Moving During Coronavirus

    By Keith Degnan | May 12, 2020

    Moving during Coronavirus? We understand that not all moves can wait. Sometimes you simply have to move – regardless of what’s going on in the world. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to keep your family safe and healthy while moving during the Coronavirus pandemic. To prevent catching and/or spreading Covid-19 during the moving... Read More

    5 Tips for Sanitizing Your Things During a Move

    By Keith Degnan | April 16, 2020

    Moving during the Coronavirus pandemic? Fortunately, you don’t need to spend hours showering all of your household belongings in Purell in order to avoid catching the virus. In fact, preventing the spread of viral infections is something that can easily be done in seconds with the right sanitation methods and common-sense precautions. According to the... Read More

    11 Mistakes You Need to Avoid When Downsizing Your Home

    By Keith Degnan | February 17, 2020

    Before you start downsizing the family home, it’s important to understand that there are many potential missteps along the way. This guide will help you navigate common mistakes so that you can make the most of your new, downsized lifestyle. 1) Not setting goals before downsizing your home While the financial benefits of moving into... Read More

    Buying a Home? Plan for These Hidden Costs

    By Keith Degnan | January 21, 2020

    You’re excited because you just found the perfect home. The neighborhood is great, the house is charming and the price is right. But the asking price is just the beginning. Be prepared for additional — and often unexpected — home-buying costs that can catch buyers unaware and quickly leave you underwater on your new home.... Read More

    Don’t Believe These 5 Myths About Real Estate Agents

    By Keith Degnan | January 14, 2020

    Buyers and sellers often enter the market with misconceptions about real estate agents — how they work, how the process works and what the agency relationship is all about. It’s helpful to point out, without getting too far into the weeds, that in any one real estate transaction, there are most likely two agents: one... Read More

    How to Actually Afford to Buy a Home

    By Keith Degnan | January 10, 2020

    Home buyers today face tough challenges — housing prices have soared, a dollar doesn’t go as far as it once did and rent is more expensive than the past. How are people today making such a large purchase despite these hurdles? With more flexibility and a bit of financing creativity, today’s buyers are finding ways... Read More

    5 New Year’s Resolutions That Can Help You Buy a Home

    By Keith Degnan | December 27, 2019

    Thinking of buying a home this year? We compiled five New Year’s resolutions that can help you keep your financial resume in tiptop shape. 1. Avoid job hopping Employment history and income are two of the biggest factors lenders look at when evaluating a mortgage application. A new job may be a good career move,... Read More