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Updating the Porch or Patio

Posted on July 29th, 2016

  Spending your summer outside? Everyone needs a little summertime oasis to enjoy the outdoors. Whether it is a BBQ with friends, quiet time with your favorite book, or enjoying family gatherings—your outdoor area can reflect your personality with a little…

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The Dilemma—Pay Down My Mortgage or Save for Retirement?

Posted on July 21st, 2016

In a working paper called The Tradeoff Between Mortgage Prepayments and Tax-Deferred Retirement Savings (summarized from the National Bureau of Economic Research website), several academics examined the mortgage vs. savings equation and came to this conclusion: “38 percent of U.S.…

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Homes—Prices increase. Demand continues.

Posted on July 8th, 2016

Home prices continue to rise proportionate to demand. CoreLogic HPI predicts a continued increase in both areas. This trend does not appear to be letting up soon. With the impact of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, the…

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