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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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Packing & Moving

Preparing for a Move: How to Declutter & Minimize

April 13, 2017
Couple learning how to declutter

It pays to know the difference between your treasure and your trash, particularly when it comes to moving. No sense in hauling what’s effectively dead weight, right? But the process of determining—and purging—what doesn’t hold personal worth can carry a fair degree of murk and uncertainty. Does this have lasting sentimental value? How much of something is too much? Won’t I need this someday? After all, you’re not just organizing random objects; you’re organizing your life. But rest easy. Many have emerged from the decluttering…

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Buying a Home

Cost Comparison: Rent or Buy

April 10, 2017
Couple calculating finances

There are many benefits to being a homeowner. From a purely financial perspective, there are tools to help determine the cost of renting versus buying a home. Comparing the cost of renting to buying usually depends on key factors, such as budgeted monthly rent, target home price, the length of time you plan to live in the home and what your mortgage rate would be. Estimating these values can help determine if buying is financially advantageous. In addition to the actual buying costs, it is…

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Local Stories

Discover Hampden: Baltimore’s Hidden Gem

March 6, 2017

What was once a working-class mill town in north Baltimore has evolved into a lively, eclectic neighborhood that radiates city pride. Hampden, which gained its fame from John Waters’ movies, such as Hairspray, was named one of “The 12 Coolest Neighborhoods in America” by thrillist.com.   What makes this Charm City neighborhood so incredibly, well… charming? For starters, its main thoroughfare, 36th Street (known to locals as simply “The Avenue”), is home to myriad art galleries, museums, coffee shops, restaurants and boutiques.   The neighborhood…

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Local Stories

A Closer Look at Aurora, Colorado’s Fastest-Growing Community

February 24, 2017
Copperleaf Entrance

Colorado homebuyers looking for an amenity-rich community south of Denver are often drawn to Copperleaf in Aurora. Today’s guest blog comes from the Copperleaf masterplan and speaks to all the advantages of buying at this extraordinary location. Enjoy! At Copperleaf, one of Aurora’s fastest growing new home communities, there is  an abundance of resources to nurture and enrich just about every aspect of your life…from spacious, high-quality homes, to exceptional Cherry Creek Schools and diverse community amenities, to a vast network of unique parks, trails…

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