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Simple to Stunning: Refinished Floors

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 3/15/18 7:05 AM

Simple to Stunning: Refinished Floors

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Topics: Renovate, reno, renovation, 203k Loan, Renovation Lending, Loan Programs

Tax Deductions When Selling

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 3/12/18 6:45 AM

Tax Deductions When Selling

It’s that time of year when CPAs (certified public accountants) trade in week night family dinners for quick take out options… that’s right! Tax Time! Some people love it because they get a nice chunk of change back from Uncle Sam via a refund, whereas others who owe taxes, are less enthused. No matter the category you find yourself in, the goal tends to be the same; keep as much money in your pocket as possible! So, when I came across an article on that touted, “5 Sweet Tax Deductions When Selling Your Home”, I knew I had to share!

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Topics: Home Loans, tax, tax return, taxes, financial, Loan Programs

Simple to Stunning: 100-Year-Old House

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 3/8/18 7:15 AM

Simple to Stunning: 100-Year-Old House

Many of the rooms and projects I share on our Simple to Stunning are smaller ones that can be done with little demo and often can be taken on by savvy DIY’ers, however, today I thought I would showcase a total overhaul done on a home by one of my home reno bloggers, John and Sherry from Young House Love. They have lots of great ideas and their blog is written in such an entertaining way that you will likely spend at least an hour looking through their many pages of projects! 

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Topics: Renovate, reno, renovation, 203k Loan, rehab, Renovation Lending, Loan Programs

Wanna Be Roomies?

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 2/6/18 3:45 PM

Wanna be Roomies?
Roommates are not just for college dorms or big cities. According to the census, more and more American adults are moving in with people with whom they are not romantically involved. The rise in shared living during and immediately after the recession was in big part due to millennials moving back in with their parents. But more recently, parents are moving in with their adult children and friends are moving in with one another to help cover the mortgage.
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Topics: Home Loans, loan types, mortgage payment, mortgage industry, Loan Programs

Impress The Jetsons

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 8/28/17 6:30 AM

Impress the Jetsons

Let’s all be honest, when we saw George Jetson watching his flat screen tv or video calling folks from his watch instead of talking on a phone connected to a wall; we all thought, “maybe we will see that one day wayyy in the future”. Well folks we are there! Sure, we don’t have amazing closet that dresses you. But we do have apps that put together outfits for us! But I got to thinking, if George were around today, what could impress him? Which of course prompted me to search the internet to find the latest in home tech. I think it’s worth noting that the Jetsons didn’t have Google.

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Topics: Finances, Home Loans, technology, Loan Programs

Homeownership Intel, Tips For Future Military Homeowners

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 7/20/17 6:00 AM

Homeownership Intel, tips for future military homeowners

While this blog post is directed to those who have served their country, I think there is something to be learned by all home buyers. All people, no matter their background, make mistakes when buying their home—whether this is the first time or the sixth. Perhaps after reading through some items that are easily overlooked you will save yourself some frustration and even money!

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Topics: VA loans, loan types, Veterans, Loan Programs

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