Three major steps when preparing for a move

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Excitement comes with moving into a new home – along with a great deal of stress. Packing up your entire life and moving it somewhere else can seem overwhelming but, if you have a plan, it can be a great deal more manageable. Here are three major steps to take to prepare for a move and reduce the stress that …

Is tiny living for you? Answer these questions first

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As conservative lifestyles and living “small” become more and more popular, tiny homes and other downsized living options have become a normal choice in the home buying process. If you have considered tiny home living, you may need to ask yourself a few questions before taking the leap. Here are six questions to answer before going “tiny!” 1. Can you …

Safety tips to follow when selling a vacant home

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When preparing to put your house on the market, your main concern is making your home look as appealing as possible – cleaning every corner, fixing what needs fixed, and making sure it is a home others would want to buy. Prioritizing the safety of your home while it is on the market can fall to the wayside. Between showings, …

Mortgage rates likely to stabilize, head lower before year’s end

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The Lynchburg – area economy continues to be healthy, with strong job growth in the region’s health care sectors. Strong job growth is a good predictor of a stable housing market. While the Lynchburg – area unemployment rate is somewhat higher and more volatile than the state’s rate, unemployment has been falling consistently in the Hill City for several years. …

Thinking of Downsizing? Create a plan.

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Certain challenges come with downsizing, but that doesn’t mean it has to be more stressful. By changing the way you approach it, the experience actually can be a positive one. Downsizing gives you the freedom to get rid of things that no longer have a place in your life, freeing up room for what you love and what brings you …

A look at the dos and don’ts of listing photos

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When you’re preparing to put your house on the market, you probably already are aware most of the first impressions made on potential buyers will be from your listing photos.  It is important to take the time and make sure you are taking photos that will attract those buyers, not send them running. Here are some dos and don’ts to …

Graduating in December? Time to start building credit.

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At your college graduation, you’ll hear inspirational speeches. You’ll talk about hopes and dreams and all the hard work you’ve put in to get this far. What you probably won’t be hearing about is getting your credit in check as you enter the “real world”. Starting your professional journey by establishing good credit is a great way to start things …