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If we view the process of getting to the closing of your 203k loan as a journey, this one, which will take approximately 45...


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Tags: Renovate, reno, renovation,

By Morgan Saylor On October 25, 2016

Recruiting Renovators

Whether you’ve made plans to renovate your home or maybe you are refinancing or purchasing with a 203(k), recruiting a home...


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Tags: Renovate, Remodel, Interior Design,

By Morgan Saylor On September 12, 2016

Fixer-upper or Pass?

Sometimes, while house shopping, you may ask yourself the question, “Should I buy a fixer-upper, or no?” Most people have...


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Tags: Renovate, homebuying, tips,

Like many other home trends (shag carpet and lava lamps, to name a few) wood paneling might still be part of your present-day...


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Tags: DIY, paint, how-to,

By Morgan Saylor On June 28, 2016

4 Fixer-Upper Tips

Buying a fixer-upper is a popular maneuver for first time homebuyers and those looking for their dream home without the dream...


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Tags: First Time Home Buyers, Renovate, Home Buyer,

By Morgan Saylor On May 17, 2016

DIY Paneling

There’s nothing worse than an underwhelming entryway. Okay, that’s a bit dramatic – there are a few things that are worse than...


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Tags: DIY, wood, how-to,