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Smart Budgeting for First-Time Homebuyers

The decision to buy your first home is built on a solid budget. The stuff dreams are made of. We’ve all heard this expression dozens of times in any number...
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Wednesdays Unplugged – Ultimate Grilled Cheese… it’s all about the cheese

“Singing is able to touch and join human beings in ways few other arts can.” – Alice Parker NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It’s my day to stay home,...
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Home Inspection Terms Explained

We home inspectors use a lot of the same language. We use words that are everyday, common terms for us, but some of these can leave first-time homebuyers scratching their...
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Expect the Unexpected

It’s been two weeks since I invited you into our journey to repair and renovate our bathroom, and over a month since our wax ring failure. With little surprise, I...
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Weekly real estate update 12/1/23… buyers are still looking

Showings fell over Thanksgiving, as they should… but they are still higher than the last two years. Sales aren’t down because buyers aren’t looking… they are down because inventory is...
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Loan limits for 2024

Every year the Federal Housing Finance Agency adjusts the conforming mortgage limits based on home price growth. This week they announced the new limits for 2024. The new limits for...
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Buying a 2-, 3-, or 4-plex to live in and have rent pay your mortgage

In October 2023 the Housing Affordability Index was at 103, its lowest point in over 20 years… indicating the median household income is just barely enough to qualify for the...
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Wednesdays Unplugged – Best Apple Bundt Cake

“The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes.” – Frank Lloyd Wright NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It’s my day to stay home, enjoy cooking and welcome our...
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Buying Your First Investment Property? Here’s What You Need to Know

Thinking about becoming a property investor? Be sure to do your homework before you dive in. For many in wealth management, real estate continues to represent a worthwhile investment and,...
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End of life expectancy: what does this mean during a home inspection, and what should you do about it?

Here at Structure Tech, we struggle with the phrase “end of life expectancy”. This phrase strikes fear in the hearts of first-time home buyers and sometimes leads to expensive demands...
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