Owning a home

Benefits of Owning a Home: Benefits of Buying vs. Renting

March 24, 2021 | 3 min read | Owning a home
One of the most significant decisions that anyone can make in their life is buying a home. Renters often wonder, “what are the benefits of owning a home vs. renting?” Especially in today’s climate, many benefits range from offering good long-t...
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Home Buying Process Step by Step: 2021 Guide on How to Buy a House

March 19, 2021 | 5 min read | Owning a home
One of the most significant decisions that anyone can make in their life is purchasing a home. Many feel that buying a home is overwhelming and may be thinking, “I want to buy a house, where do I start?” Our goal is to make the home buying proce...
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How to Prepare Your Home for Allergy Season

March 18, 2021 | 1 min read | Owning a home
As spring approaches, those who suffer from allergies often feel miserable when plants expel pollen into the air. While you can't always escape pollen when outside, these five tips on how to prepare your home during allergy season will provide some ...
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Should I Pay All Cash or Get a Mortgage?

March 15, 2021 | 3 min read | Owning a home
If you have the money to do so, you may be wondering if paying cash for a house or applying for a mortgage is the better option for you. There are many benefits to getting a mortgage when buying a home, especially in today’s low-rate environment. ...
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Second Home vs Investment Property: What are the Different Mortgage Requirements?

March 10, 2021 | 3 min read | Owning a home
When you buy a home and apply for a mortgage, the mortgage company will evaluate whether it is classified as a primary residence, second home, or investment property. The mortgage terms and requirements may vary depending on how the subject property...
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Mortgage Note: What is it and Why is it Important?

March 1, 2021 | 1 min read | Owning a home, The mortgage process
What is a Mortgage Note? A mortgage note is a document signed at the closing promising you will repay your mortgage. Mortgage notes are contractual legal documents filed with the local government that state the agreed-upon terms of ...
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Millennial Housing Trends: Trends in 2020 and a 2021 Outlook

January 14, 2021 | 2 min read | Owning a home
For the past few years, millennial homebuyers have had a strong influence and impact on the housing market. They will continue to do so well into 2021 as they become one of the fastest-growing home buyers segment. With mortgage rates at all-time low...
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Home Maintenance Checklist: Monthly, Seasonal, and Annual

December 18, 2020 | 7 min read | Owning a home
Home maintenance may seem daunting if you are unsure where to begin and what to do; however, home repairs and improvements may save you from larger potential issues and unexpected costs in the future. Follow this monthly, seasonal, and ann...
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Homebuyers Are Looking for Home Offices

September 10, 2020 | 1 min read | Owning a home
If you don't have an office in your home already, try converting a spare room into your own home office. Here's a breakdown: 1. Measure the space You'll want to make sure you not only have space for a desk and all of the essentials of orga...
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GuardHill Discusses: Ep.1

June 5, 2020 | 1 min read | GuardHill News, Owning a home, Refinance, The mortgage process
In Case You Missed It! In this webinar, a few mortgage professionals from GuardHill discuss current trends in the mortgage and real estate industry. In this webinar you will learn more about: Navigating the challenging mortgage envi...
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