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April 21, 2017

Knoxville, Tennessee: A Little Bit of Everything on the Way to Everywhere

Knoxville, Tennessee has flown under the radar for far too long, but we're ready to share the vibrant culture and outdoor opportunities Knoxville offers.
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April 20, 2017

Estimated Costs of the First Year of Homeownership

Although the current market conditions have led to increased levels of affordability, there are additional costs beyond the monthly mortgage payment when you purchase a home. And whether you’re coming from renting an apartment or owning, it’s hard to anticipate exactly how much money these extra expenses will cost. The key is to prioritize what’s most important and know when to ask for assistance. Let’s take a look at some of those costs now... [read more]
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April 17, 2017

What Would It Cost To Live Along The Boston Marathon Route?

It’s Marathon Monday, and the 121st Boston Marathon is in full swing. The race runs from Hopkinton to Boston, through the towns of Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Wellesley, Newton, and Brookline. The race is the oldest annual 26.2-mile race in the world, and the city around it is steeped in history. Needless to say, for the runners among us, this race is iconic. But, what about the Boston area itself? For competitive runners, being able to train along the marathon route consistently could give them a serious edge, so living in the vicinity could have huge benefits. Boston is the biggest city in Massachusetts, but the 4th most expensive in terms of real estate, behind Brookline, [...]

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April 14, 2017

Newark, New Jersey: The Brick City’s Big Come Up

Brimming with diversity, Newark, New Jersey is a city to watch in 2017. Safe, affordable, and full of activity, the Brick City is undeniably on the rise.
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April 11, 2017

Do You Reside in the State of New York? You Qualify for Free Tuition!

According to ABC News, New York is the first state to make tuition free at community colleges and public four-year universities. Finally, debt-free college education! But with every good thing, there are some conditions. In order to receive the benefit of free tuition, there are some requirements that must be met, or else your benefits will cease and you may have to pay the state back. Here are the requirements:

The college/university must be public (state funded). The family of the student must earn $125,000 or less. The student must maintain a certain GPA. Students that receive free tuition must stay in New York after graduation for as many years as they received it.

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April 11, 2017

How Can You Find out How Much Equity You Have?

What is Equity?

When financial advisors say that homeownership is a good investment, they are referring to the value that your home gains over time. This value is called home equity. Home equity is the difference between the amount you may still owe on your mortgage and what your home is worth.

Equity is important for several reasons. In addition to being a measure of the hidden wealth you have in your home, it is also an asset you can tap when the need arises, and protection against losing your home should you suffer a financial reversal. Almost all experienced home buyers use the equity in the home that they are selling to make a significant down payment on the home they are [...]

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April 10, 2017

6 Ways to Reinvest Your Tax Refund Back Into Your Home

Getting a nice, big tax refund this year? Here are six of the best ways you can reinvest your refund back into your home.
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April 6, 2017

Tips for Increasing Your Home’s Value

Whether or not you’re thinking of selling your home in the near future, you should be thinking of your home’s value. A house is one of the biggest investments you can make; increasing that investments’ value just makes sense... [read more]
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