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In a perfect world, buying a house would be an easy and fun experience. And truthfully, it is exhilarating finding a new home and laying claim to it. But it’s also frustrating, exhausting, arduous, ... Read More about Home Buying Mistakes
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In the United States, the average homeowner refinances their mortgage about every four years. People refinance for many reasons, including obtaining a lower interest rate, lowering monthly payments, ... Read More about When Should You Refinance a Mortgage?
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You've all seen the movie - the hero walks into a bank and requests to access a safety deposit box. The bankers hand him a box and close the door. The camera zooms in on the lid as he slowly lifts it ... Read More about Safety Deposit Boxes and Fireproof Safes – Store and Protect Valuables