Sheila R. Jennings's Blog Posts

BUYING YOUR FIRST HOME PLAN FOR THE UNEXPECTED

Get those rainy day funds in order — you're going to need them.You’re excited because you just found the perfect home. The neighborhood is great, the house is charming and the price is right.But

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Sep 2 2018 46922 1

Want to create wealth through homeownership? Build equity.Home equity is the percentage of your home’s value that you own, and it’s key to building wealth through homeownership. Let’s take a

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May 9 2018 46922 1

What is the value of your home? It depends on what you mean by "value."Tax assessed valueThis figure varies throughout the U.S. since it is determined by the taxing authority of the city, county, or

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Why Home Buyers And Agents Need To Have Each Others Backs

It can be all too easy for over-eager shoppers to waste a well-intentioned agent's time. Here's what both sides should know.Searching for a home and engaging with a real estate agent today is not

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Jan 5 2018 46922 1

Throughout the approval process, push yourself to maintain your credit while lenders pull it.Navigating the purchase of a home can be overwhelming for first-time buyers. Lenders require

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How To Actually Afford To Buy A Home In America

Home buyers today face tough challenges—housing prices have soared, a dollar doesn’t go as far as it once did and rent is more expensive than the past. How are people today making such a large

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The 9 To 5ers Guide To A Clean House

When it comes to cleaning your house, it's all about dividing and conquering.If cleaning the house seems like one big chore, you’re probably doing it wrong. Before you put off cleaning for yet

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12 Easy Steps To Prepare Your Home For The Fall

Get your home ready for cooler weather while it's still nice outside. The days are getting shorter, and the nights are getting cooler. The kids are trudging off to school again with their backpacks

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5 Reasons To Buy A Home This Fall

The days may be getting shorter, but the home-shopping benefits are growing.Real estate markets ebb and flow just like the seasons. The spring market starts hopping when the sun comes out,

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