Be confident. People like confident (not cocky!) people. Fake it till you make it. Not confident? Believe you are and eventually you will be. Stay relaxed meeting new people. Nervous? Imagine you already know them. To remember a new... »
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For many home owners, hearing the term “reverse mortgage”  causes a chill to run down their spine. In reality, these loans have some real benefits for home owners and unfortunately, have the victim of bad... »
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Rain Gutters as Shelving. Mount pre-painted roof gutters on walls in kids’ rooms to display books and small toys. Marker Caddy. Cover a shoe box in attractive wrapping paper and fill with empty toilet paper rolls... »
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It’s completely normal to have some hesitation when you start thinking about buying a home. The purchase of a home is the largest financial decision most people will ever make and it would... »
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Fact or Fiction: My understanding is that renovation loans are only for buyers looking to buy houses in bad shape or properties considered “handyman specials.” FICTION! Although it is true that renovation loans can be... »
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With 68% of Americans now owning one, the smartphone has become the go-to camera for most people. Here are 10 tips for better smartphone pictures. Steady as she goes. Keep the phone still when shooting.... »
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Studies show that surroundings do influence your mood. A nicely decorated room is instantly uplifting, while a dreary one bums you out. If you’re afraid changing your décor costs a lot, the experts... »
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Consumers can see big savings by buying high priced items at the right time. Here’s what the shopping experts say... Airline Tickets You’ll get the lowest price for a domestic flight approximately 47 days... »
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Speed is key in today’s real estate market. In many parts of the country, the number of desirable homes for sale is limited. Unlike what happens at your local supermarket, you can’t bet on... »
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Beyond owning a great place to live, home ownership has some appealing financial benefits. Home Ownership Builds Wealth. Owning a home can be a very good way to create wealth over the long term. Buy... »
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Are you aware of the upcoming FHA underwriting and eligibility changes and how they impact your clients? Join our FREE webinar to learn more! Date: Wednesday, August 19 Time: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST Click here... »
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Sometimes bad things happen to good people. Even the most financially responsible people can go through tough times, leading them to bankruptcy, a foreclosure or having to go through a short sale of... »
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While reality television sometimes lacks in the reality department, the HomeBridge team happens to be big fans of the Property Brothers on HGTV. Wondering why? The problems people face on the Property Brothers are actually very common in... »
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Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro tells CNN Money's Christine Romans why more people will be able to buy homes this year, and why that doesn't mean another housing bubble. Click here to... »
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A recent survey found that sellers boost their home's value more cost effectively with minor improvements than with big remodeling jobs. Here are five things that deliver the most value: 1. Improve the curb... »
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Four key financial resolutions for 2015: 1. Save more. Resolve to put more money into your savings and/or investment accounts. This boosts your financial security, giving you money for your kids' college educations and weddings,... »
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The Federal Housing Administration (FHA), a government insurer of home loans, cut 50 basis points (0.50%) from the annual premium for FHA backed loans with terms greater than 15 years. For most FHA... »
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The Federal Housing Authority (FHA) recently announced its 2015 loan limits effective with case numbers issued between January 1, 2015, and December 31, 2015. The maximum FHA loan limit (ceiling) for most areas remains... »
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At HomeBridge, mortgages are our only business. Why is this important? You may have heard in the news recently that a few banks are pulling back from their mortgage business or implementing stricter policies that... »
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