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  The rising mortgage interest rate is a great concern to many prospective homeowners. As at December 2016, the average interest rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage in the US rose from 4.13% to 4.16%. This meant that buyers would be paying more, in comparison to previous years. Luckily, the interest rates have not surpassed the 5% mark, as was the case in the early 90s. Potential homebuyers should therefore not panic about the current trends, as the interest projections look good for them. What is ha... read more
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Surfside Beach is the quintessential coastal town, and for those who are   looking to get the most out of what this beautiful city has to offer, try   attending one of the following fun events this spring:   1. Park Palooza (Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)   Located only three miles from the Surfside Beach city center, Myrtle   Beach State Park will be hosting their always-entertaining Park Palooza on   Saturday, April 1st from 10... read more
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If you are a first-time home buyer, it's natural for you to have a few reservations about entering into home ownership. After all, for most people, purchasing a home is the biggest financial decision they will make in their life. Interestingly enough, many first-time buyers choose to purchase a condo instead of a home, as it carries quite a few unique benefits that are definitely worth considering. Below are some key reasons why purchasing a condo as a first home can be a good move to make.... read more
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Refinancing your home can be quite an undertaking, and it can get even more complicated when you're trying to do so with little to no equity in your home. If you're current on your mortgage payments but you owe as much as (or even more than) your home is worth, you will definitely want to look into the HARP Refinancing Program. Launched by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) in 2009, the Home Affordable Refinancing Program (HARP) was introduced as one of the components of the federal gover... read more
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We're living in the Information Age, and with all of the online tools that are available to buy and sell real estate, many people question whether or not hiring a Realtor is worth it anymore. After all, if you can DIY your way through a real estate transaction, why not try it? Well, there are quite a few reasons why you might want to reconsider doing that, especially in light of the fact that you're talking about handling one of the biggest financial transactions of your life. Below are 6 key reasons why using... read more
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