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Understanding Mortgage Tax Benefits and How They Save You Money in the Long Run

If you’re considering whether home ownership is the right decision for you, there are lots of different factors you’ll want to take into account. Do you want to keep moving around, or are you ready to lay down roots in a community? Are you prepared for the additional upkeep that home ownership requires? Continue reading

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Case-Shiller Report Shows Home Prices Rose in January

Home prices were 5.70 percent higher year-over-year in January according to S&P Case-Shiller’s 20-City Home Price Index. Top year-over-year gains were posted by Portland, Oregon at 11.80 percent, San Francisco, California at 10.80 percent and Seattle Washington posted a year-over-year gain of 10.70 percent. Continue reading

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The FHA Mortgage Minimum Credit Score Has Been Reduced. Here’s What You Need to Know…

If you haven’t heard about the changes to the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) credit score minimum, here’s some information on the recent reduction and how it may impact your home purchase. Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – March 28, 2016

New home rose in February according to the Commerce Department. Based on a revised reading of 502,000 new home sales in January, February’s reading was 2.00 percent higher than January’s reading, but was 6.10 percent lower than for February 2015.

Builders have held back on increasing construction due to concerns about ups and downs in the economic recovery. Short supplies of labor and available land have also kept home builders from meeting current demand. Continue reading

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Accent Walls: 3 Easy Ways to Spice up Your Space

For those who love to decorate and are always excited to test out the latest trends in design, the accent wall is a concept that’s become popular in recent years. If you’re not sure how to use this feature to twist any room on its side, here’s how to go about painting your very own and instantly dressing up the look of your favorite room. Continue reading

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Selling Half of a Jointly-owned Home? What You Need to Know

There are many factors to consider when it comes to selling your home, and if you own your home with someone else the details involved can be even more confusing. If you’re wading into your co-ownership options and are curious about your next steps, here’s a short list of some things to think about. Continue reading

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5 Photo Shooting Tips for Amazing Listing Photos

Selling a home can certainly come down to a great location and the right price, but there is an art to taking a photo that will definitely help you win over some interested parties. If you’re looking for tips on how to effectively photograph your home, here are some ways to kick your listing up a notch. Continue reading

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Resort-Style Living at the Waikoloa Colony Villas

Waikoloa Colony Villas is a private gated community within the Waikoloa Beach Resort. This unit is a popular 2-bedroom, 2-bath floor plan with the master bedroom and master bath upstairs and second bedroom with full bath downstairs, affording extra privacy. … Continue reading

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Plantation Style Home in Charming Palolo Valley

Charming and peaceful Palolo Valley classic plantation style home. Back in the valley and bordering conservation land, this 3-bedrrom/1-bath hillside home is well loved and cared for. Redwood walls, refinished oak floor; all new copper pipes and seamless gutters. The … Continue reading

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Private Golf Course Property at Queen Emma Bluffs

Driving down the meandering drive, located behind the private gates at Queen Emma Bluffs in Princeville, you will encounter this exceptional home. Built in 2006, the floor plan and amenities have been carefully thought out to enhance a modern and … Continue reading

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