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Apr 12, 2019

Did you know that home improvement projects can pay for themselves by substantially increasing the value of your home? Before you take on the hassle and expense that comes with working on your home, take the time to investigate which makeovers offer a healthy return on your investment.

Oct 15, 2018

As the end of Daylight Savings Time approaches, we're reminded that whether we’re ready or not another winter is right around the corner. Depending on your location (hello, MinneSNOWta), you could experience some extreme conditions. The snowstorms, subzero temperatures, wind, and ice that mark this time of year can pose significant inefficiencies and even real dangers to your home that can cost you. Check out our winterizing your home tips to prepare your house (and pocket) to endure the winter.

Sep 13, 2018
A house provides us many things - a place to raise our family, make memories, and call home. But what may not be the first thing to come to mind is that a home also provides us with a tremendous resource to tap into for funds when you need them for many purposes. Together, we will become experts on the financial side of a home makeover with 5 important things to know about home equity loans.

 
Jul 23, 2018
While the housing market will not always move as fast as it is today, it’s always good to understand what you’re getting into with a mortgage loan (even if it’s just a refresher) so you're ready to take quick action when you find the perfect home you've been searching for. Being prepared may make all the difference - read more and check out our example of the real price of a $250,000 home.
Apr 01, 2018
Whether you’ve spent countless hours watching home renovation shows (Fixer Upper, anyone?), have your future home’s decor planned out room-by-room, or find yourself daydreaming of what life would be like if you bought the house on your daily commute that just went up for sale, the home buying process can leave first-time buyers...

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