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Understanding Property Taxes

Rick Sheppard

I don’t know about you, but my brain shuts down when the word “tax” is mentioned. I think many of...

The Negotiation Process: There’s more than the price of the home to consider

Rick Sheppard

Naturally, the price of a home is top-of-mind when we talk about negotiating strategies in a real estate deal....

The life expectancy of home appliances

Rick Sheppard

Whether you’re shopping for a home or already own one, knowing the current age of the appliances is importan...

USDA Loans – They Just May be the Best Option for Low-Income Buyers

Rick Sheppard

Keeping your nose to the grindstone, using credit wisely and responsibly and paying your bills on time every m...

Kick stink bugs out of the house, naturally

Rick Sheppard

If you haven’t met your fair share of stink bugs this year, brace yourself. Although stink bug season is off...

3 Things to know about buying a custom home

Rick Sheppard

Will this be the year you buy a brand-new home? Don’t be discouraged by news reports claiming that “U.S. h...

Quick fixes for a stinky home

Rick Sheppard

Inured. That’s just a fancy way of explaining how we humans can, over time, become accustomed to something u...

Dreaming of life on a golf course?

Rick Sheppard

There was a time when real estate agents could confidently tell their clients that one of the biggest advantag...

Your down payment: What are “seasoned and sourced funds?”

Rick Sheppard

Sometimes (not often enough, in our opinion) money falls into our laps. Tax returns, bonus checks, gifts and a...

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