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3 Great Markets for First-time Buyers

July 18, 2017

Ready to buy your first home? Congratulations on this exciting milestone! When choosing a new home, it’s important to consider a number of factors, including the floor plan, features, amenities, price point and—you guessed it—location. If you need a little help with the latter, consider these three great markets for first-time buyers.   Jacksonville, Florida Mild temperatures, sandy white beaches, a thriving economy and entry-level home prices make Jacksonville a great choice for brand-new homeowners. This hot housing market beckons first-time buyers who are looking…

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Financing & Insuring

What Does Home Insurance Cover?

July 13, 2017

Insurance is a crucial part of being a homeowner. In fact, most mortgage lenders require that buyers carry a homeowner’s insurance policy. While policies may vary, there are certain items and events that are typically covered in many policies. Typically covered: Dwelling Coverage Dwelling coverage includes the actual structure of the home. This means walls, flooring, doors, etc. Other Structures This protects structures not physically attached to your home such as an unattached garage or shed. Personal Liability Homeowner’s insurance covers the physical home, but…

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Packing & Moving

Get Moving With Our Packing Playlist!

July 11, 2017

Packing up and moving all your belongings is an exciting process—so exciting, in fact, that we thought it worthy of a playlist! After all, when you’re on your fifth roll of packing tape or playing three-dimensional Tetris® with furniture in the back of the moving truck, you might enjoy some uplifting tunes to remind you why your new house is worth every ounce of effort. The Spotify® playlist is intended for entertainment purposes only. Neither Spotify® nor any of the artists featured on this playlist…

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Buying a Home

Happy Homeowner Proposes in Las Vegas

July 5, 2017
Engagement

When John and Kaitlyn embarked on their new home journey, Kaitlyn didn’t know that John was planning more than just their future home. At the closing, just as the couple was about to pose for a photo in front of their new home, John kneeled down to propose. After keeping the proposal a secret from everyone for three months, he was thrilled to finally pop the question. (Spoiler alert: She said yes!) John was kind enough to share his story with us. He and Kaitlyn…

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Financing & Insuring

Finding Home Insurance

May 15, 2017

Purchasing home insurance makes good sense, and not just because it’s often a condition for home loan approval. It’s also a good idea for peace of mind and financial security. You definitely don’t want to find yourself wishing you’d purchased the right insurance after something unexpected happens. So if you’re in the market for a new home, check out the following tips for finding a plan that covers your home’s needs. Compare insurance quotes Consult an insurance agency with brokers that can compare costs and…

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