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Feb 07, 2020

If you have decided to begin the search for a new home in 2020, you’ve likely found that there is some competition in the market. To create a strong offer, it is important to take steps before starting your home search to show that you are the right buyer.

Nov 13, 2019

Purchasing your home was a big financial move. At some point in your loan, you may have wondered if refinancing could be a smart decision. Refinancing may not have been on the minds of your parents or even grandparents. Today’s homeowners, by contrast, are taking control over their finances and making money moves that could help provide increased financial stability for their futures.

Sep 04, 2019

As consumers, most of us likely have insurance policies for our cars, home, and personal items. We’ve all been brought up to understand how important insurance is, but understanding the ins and outs of insurance details can get a bit muddy. Understanding the principles of insurance is essential to get the most out of your policy.

Aug 16, 2019

Last night's hailstorm woke you up at two in the morning and now you discover that the kitchen skylight has an enormous crack in it. You're pretty sure your insurance will cover the cost of the repair, but you're unsure if you should take a claim. Here's some insight about homeowners insurance claims and when it makes sense to use this financial resource.

Aug 14, 2019

Two of the big things you likely put on your to-buy list as an adult are a home and a car. As much as they can be an expense, they can also be great financial tools to helping you achieve other life goals. Investing in your vehicle and home can offer some great returns in the form of equity. But what is equity exactly and how does it work? Let’s dig into the topic so you have a better sense of how it can benefit you.

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.

Mar 28, 2019

Starting the search for your first home can be a very exciting time. While you have likely dedicated countless hours to searching listings on your favorite real estate app, driving around town in search of for-sale signs, and possibly have even attended an open house or two, you should be prepared for the not-so-fun decisions of the home buying process – making the nitty-gritty financial decisions.

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.


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