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Real Christmas Trees are Real Green

When we talk about sustainability, it’s interesting to note that most “green” minded folks will tell you that, if you’re going to get a Christmas tree, it’s better to get a “real” tree.While there is certainly a lot of debate about the propriety of living versus synthetic trees, we urge you to consider a real tree this year.

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Roof De-Icing Options

Snow has finally arrived. During this part of the year, it is particularly important to protect your home from water damage.

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Timing the Market

I had a great discussion with a client today about folks who are waiting for the bottom of the real estate market. It was his opinion that waiting would be very foolish. I tend to agree.

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30 year loan still the best choice

On the surface, paying off your mortgage more quickly might seem like a very wise thing to do. However, because your mortgage payment consists of principal and interest, you could end up costing yourself money.

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The Return of Housing Market

Many questions surround the housing market these days. Where is it going? Is it a good time to buy or sell? In order to make a prediction, several factors must be considered: jobs and the perception of job security, the number of housing starts and foreclosures and a market’s absorption rate (the number of months it takes for an inventory of properties to be sold) must all be analyzed. Other factors that will affect recovery time are possible attacks on US soil and “Foreclosure-gate”, both of which would slow down the market’s recovery.

Market predictions are all over the board, from negative views of doom and gloom lasting years, to a recovery a year from now and a recovery in full swing by 2013/ 2014. Many analysts believe the market is moving slowly through a recovery phase. With current interest rates and prices low, this is a great time to review your ability to purchase a home. Read more here.

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