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What the New Credit Score Models Mean for Homebuyers

What the New Credit Score Models Mean for Homebuyers

Starting in 2025, new credit scoring models will be used by many lenders to determine the creditworthiness of potential homebuyers. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac plan to mandate the adoption of the new FICO Score 10T and VantageScore 4.0 by the end of the year. For those...

Enhance Your Home with a Health and Wellness Room

Enhance Your Home with a Health and Wellness Room

Creating a health and wellness room in your home can be a positive step in prioritizing your well-being and fitness. A step beyond just room for an exercise bike, this room should include areas for reflection and calm. A place where you remove distractions and can...

Benefits of Downsizing After Retirement

Benefits of Downsizing After Retirement

Retirement is an exciting new phase of life, and one most people look forward to their entire working life. For those ready to make this change, downsizing their home is an important decision. While the thought of leaving the family home can be emotional, there are...

Weekend Projects That Will Change the Feel of Any Dining Room

Weekend Projects That Will Change the Feel of Any Dining Room

Winter is here, and with it comes cozy evenings and comfort food. Your weekend plans are more likely to include movies on the couch than a picnic in the park. This is the time of year when everyone takes a closer look at their home and looks for ways to add warmth to...

Home Search Frustration? How to Refocus and Keep Going

Home Search Frustration? How to Refocus and Keep Going

The best part of buying a new home is going out and touring homes. This is especially true for first-time home buyers. As time goes on, however, it can be frustrating when each home falls short of expectations. While it’s important to be realistic about what is...

Ready to Simplify Your Home? Some Questions to Help

Ready to Simplify Your Home? Some Questions to Help

Once the holidays are over and the decorations come down, it’s common to take a serious look at your home and decide to make some changes. Lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise, often result in looking at other ways to remove excess clutter, and taking a more...

Fluctuating Interest Rates and Real Estate Investing

Fluctuating Interest Rates and Real Estate Investing

Interest rates tend to fluctuate over time. As a real estate investor, it's important to understand how changes in interest rates can impact the housing market. How Rising Rates Affect Home Buying When interest rates rise, it generally slows demand in the real estate...

Is Your Vacation Rental Ready For Winter Guests?

Is Your Vacation Rental Ready For Winter Guests?

Owning a vacation rental, like an Airbnb or VRBO home, is a great way to earn extra income. Much of the year, all these properties need is a way to manage access and a cleaning service. When winter comes, however, it’s important to add some extra care – both for the...