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 Explore our blog for insights on buying, financing, remodeling, and taking care of your home.

DIY Home Decor: How HGTV is Affecting the Housing Market

  • Fri, Dec 28, 2018
  • 5 min read

We live in an instant-gratification society. We want what we want, and we want it now. Some of this is simply human nature. Some of the fault for this lies at the feet of our mass media. We're trained to think a complicated murder investigation can be solved and prosecuted in an hour TV show. Such is the case when it comes to all things home related.   Thanks to networks like the DIY Network and HGTV, we have become accustomed to seeing home renovations wrapped up in a single episode, by homeowners just like you and me. However, that's not how real life works. In real life, remodeling projects take time and a lot of work. Sometimes, they even take the work of a professional!

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Wells Fargo Lowers FICO Scores for FHA Loans: What Does it Mean?

  • Fri, Dec 28, 2018
  • 6 min read

There’s talk in the news and throughout the housing market industry that lending giant Wells Fargo is lowering credit scores it requires for prospective home buyers financing with FHA loans. While this may seem – on the surface at least - like great news for Americans looking to buy a home … we approach this move with cautious optimism.

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