Greg Faulkner's Blog Posts

Home Financing Is Easier Than You Think

You saw an online ad for low mortgage rates and decided to apply — just to see if you qualify. Now your phone is buzzing nonstop, and lenders are emailing you about “DTIs” and W.&

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Don't Get Blindsided by Closing Costs

Have you ever decided to buy something, only to find out about additional costs at the end? The last thing you want is to be surprised by unexpected fees – especially at your closing. You

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Don't need it? Then don't pay for it.

You know all those fantastic home features you hear your friends gushing about in their new home? The top-notch school district and Jacuzzi? The spacious third level and even more abundant yard?;

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5 Ways to Use Your Refund Toward a Home

Who doesn’t love getting a tax refund? It’s exciting to know that your bank balance will get a boost. But remember, a refund isn’t a bonus -- it’s your hard-earned,

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Have you checked out the neighborhood?

You wouldn’t pick out shoes before choosing an outfit, right? Or buy car accessories without first deciding if you want a truck or a sedan?Well, house hunting should be treated the same way

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Preparing for the Spring Housing Market

Preparing for the Spring Housing MarketWe’re approaching spring, which means the housing market is getting ramped up. Experts agree that the market is softening for buyers, but will it be

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Are you ready for the top hues of 2019

Colors have the ability to evoke emotions and change our attitudes. They can inspire and motivate us to try something new and bold. They can alter our moods and appetites, or even make a room feel

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Select the Right Smart Home Devices

Not all smart home devices are created equal. If you wind up paying a high price for a smart home gadget you do not need, you risk wasting precious time and resources.Fortunately, there are lots of

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What you need to prepare for your first house

 Buying a home is a big undertaking. From finding the right property and negotiating to sorting out the legal details and moving in, there are dozens of important steps along the way. And for

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Design Trends To Avoid In The Bathroom

One of the most used rooms in the house is the bathroom. You do spend a lot of time in there. You want your bathroom to be an oasis of sorts. Making changes and renovations to your bathroom will not

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Why You Should Consider Installing Steel Entry Doors

If security in your home is a concern, you can consider stepping things up a bit with steel entry doors. While you may think of steel doors as something that you’d find in an industrial type

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Is A For Sale By Owner Approach Right For You?

Many sellers rely on agents to help them to deal with the task of selling their home. If you’re looking to buy or sell a home, a real estate agent isn’t required. There are many

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What to Do If a Buyer Rescinds an Offer to Purchase Your House

If a buyer rescinds his or her offer to purchase your house, there is no need to stress. In fact, there are many things you can do to rebound quickly, such as:1. Address Any Problems with Your

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What to Ask After a Home Appraisal

Ready to add your residence to the real estate market? A home appraisal may prove to be a great first step. With a home appraisal, you'll be able to understand the true value of your house. This

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What to Expect During the Homebuying Journey

The homebuying journey may prove to be long and complex, particularly for an individual who fails to plan ahead. Fortunately, there are lots of things that you can do to get ready to pursue your

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Don't Go It Alone When Selling Your House

 Putting your home up for sale can elicit a myriad of emotions from you and your spouse -- everything from excitement and anticipation to fear and sadness. It's only natural to feel a mixture

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