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Dreams of Backyard Entertaining

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 3/9/18 3:45 PM

Dreams of Backyard Entertaining

I have the itch. I dream of the sweet taste of lemonade, the hearty smell of charcoal, and have visions of fireflies dancing in my head! I’m ready for summer but specifically for entertaining in my backyard—having friends over to enjoy good food and build memories—ahh I can’t wait! Who’s with me!? I thought today we could add to the itch by checking out some of the internet’s favorite backyard entertaining ideas.

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Topics: Outdoor Living, outdoor, homeownership, home improvement, outside, Home Living

Fall In Love With Your Home

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 2/16/18 4:25 PM

Fall in Love with Your Home

Does anyone else develop crushes on homes? As you stroll through the established neighborhood with its stately homes and towering trees, do you day dream about living in one of these with its squeaky staircase and wooden floors? For me, the charm of an older home and the character it possesses can make my head spin into a fantasy that is miles away from reality. I picture myself lounging in front of the big bay windows, taking in the sun and sipping lemonade. But the reality of the situation is I would likely have the curtains drawn, trying to keep the heat out helping the AC do its best to keep up in a drafty old home. 

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Topics: Home Decor, homeownership, home design, home owner, Home Living

All About the Home Warranty

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 2/13/17 8:00 PM

If you’re new to homeownership or thinking about buying, little may seem more horrifying than the thought of moving into your new home and your washer/dryer unit, fridge, and air conditioner breaking down all at once!

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Topics: appliance, homeownership, bowling green, ky, georgetown, ky, elizabethtown, ky, florence, ky, new albany, in, somerville, tn, home warranty, home owner, warranty, louisville, ky, jeffersonville, in, lexington, ky, lebanon, ky, ashland, ky, berea, ky, richmond, ky, clarksville, tn

Rising Rates & Refinance

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 12/19/16 8:00 PM

Although rates have been creeping upward - by exactly .25 percent after the Federal Reserve met December 14 - rates are still low.

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Topics: Rates, Refinance, homeownership, mortgage rates, mortgage industry

Financial Security in Homeownership

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 11/9/16 8:30 PM

Fear of making the leap from renter to owner is normal – after all, purchasing a home is one of the biggest financial investments most people make in their lifetime. But did you know that homeownership is one step toward financial security for some?

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Topics: Finances, Savings, Security, homebuying, financial, homeownership, home buying, mortgage rates, financial security, equity

About HOAs

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 11/1/16 9:00 PM

If you’re an outsider to Home Owners Associations, the thought of joining one when you purchase a home may be enough to send you in the other direction.

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Topics: Home, Neighborhood, Buying, homeownership, fees, homebuyer, HOA, home owners association

USDA Lowers Fees

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 9/30/16 9:00 PM

USDA loans are issued through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and are popular among buyers with no money for downpayment as 100% financing is available for those who meet eligibility guidelines. Although location requirements must be met, USDA loans can an alternative route to homeownership when you don’t have a 20% downpayment.

According to a recent announcement, beginning October 1, 2016, the USDA will lower fees associated with rural housing loans and refinances.

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Topics: USDA loans, homeownership

Tools of a Homeowner

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 9/29/16 7:30 PM

You may not be the handiest tool in the shed… but as a homeowner, you literally will need some tools in your shed.

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Topics: Home, Homeowners, Maintenance, Home Maintenance, homeownership, tools

Homeownership: A Family Tradition

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 8/17/16 8:00 PM

Family tradition of homeownership can influence future generations of home owners, according to a study by Trulia.

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Topics: Home, Homeowners, Family, homeownership, trends

Emergency Tips for New Homeowners

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 8/15/16 7:00 PM

Home ownership is a cool new path many are pioneering these days, but it’s sometimes hard to know what you should prepare for, precisely. Here is a list compiled by Yahoo of a few things that will help you be ready to deal with the unexpected!

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Topics: Homeowners, Maintenance, Home Prep, tips, preparedness, homeownership, emergency, prepping, budget, budgeting

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