Owning a home

7 Different Styles of Homes in the U.S. and Their Origins

July 2, 2021 | 2 min read | Owning a home
When buying a home, you may want to look at homes with varying architectural and design styles. Familiarize yourself with the most popular types of homes in the U.S. to see which one is right for you!  Cape cod Cape cod homes date back t...
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5 Tips to Cut Down your Energy Bill This Summer

July 1, 2021 | 2 min read | Owning a home
Are you looking to stay cool without an energy bill through the roof? Here are a few tips on how you can keep cool and reduce your energy costs! Adjust your thermostat Try to keep your thermostat at a temperature cool enough to keep y...
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Mortgage Requirements for a Second Home vs. Investment Property

June 7, 2021 | 3 min read | Owning a home
There are several differences between a second home vs. an investment property. When you buy a house and apply for a mortgage, the mortgage company will evaluate whether the property is classified as a primary residence, second home, or investment p...
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Is Now a Good Time to Buy a House?

May 13, 2021 | 2 min read | Owning a home, The mortgage process
Throughout the pandemic, competition has increased in the real estate market as mortgage rates hit all-time lows. Many people have traded up their rental payments for mortgage payments, entering the world of homeownership. You may be wondering,...
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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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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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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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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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Spring Clean Your At-Home Workspace

April 16, 2020 | 1 min read | Owning a home
Spring is a time of renewal, and it's also a good time to clean and organize your workspace so you're not distracted by clutter. Once you clean and organize, it's easier to focus on tasks and projects. Here are a few tips to help you get started on ...
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