15

Dec
2016
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For buyers, Homeowner Resources

3 Pendant Lights We Love

Equal parts form and function, proper lighting helps create a great first impression and the ideal ambience in your home. Thoughtful illumination is a key decorating element that can provide a sense of warmth and draw attention to specific areas and treasured objects around your house. Home lighting—or lack thereof—can impact your mood and (quite …

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13

Dec
2016
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Homeowner Resources

7 Holiday Stress-busters

The holidays should be a time of joy, generosity, family and friends, but all too often, the desire to make the season perfect leads to stress, stress and more stress. If you start feeling overwhelmed by the extra demands on your time and attention this year, try a few of the stress-busters on our list and reclaim your calm. …

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07

Dec
2016
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Home loans

Applying for a Mortgage Soon?

Get your credit mortgage ready with these 8 tips

We’ve created this handy infographic to help you understand and work to improve the factors that affect your credit score—an important consideration for any lender reviewing your mortgage application. Your credit score may influence what types of loans you can qualify for and what rate lenders will offer you, so it’s best to make it …

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01

Dec
2016
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Local Homebuying

Day in the Life: Moving to Orlando, Florida

Downtown Orlando buildings

There is no shortage of things to do in Orlando, Florida. In fact, the popular vacation destination is home to over a dozen theme parks, including Universal Orlando Resort™, SeaWorld®, Legoland® and that one with the mouse.   But as any Orlando resident can attest, life in and around this vibrant city doesn’t have to …

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29

Nov
2016
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For buyers

How Much Mortgage Can I Afford?

Outside of beautiful home at twilight

One of the first—and most important—steps you can take when buying a new home is determining your budget. Figuring out how much mortgage you can afford can save you valuable time and energy during your new home search. Following are some simple steps to help you establish your homebuying budget: Determine your annual household income …

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