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What Are Mortgage Points? 

May 13, 2024

Purchasing a new home is a significant financial decision that requires careful planning and attention to detail. To get started on the right track, you should first determine the monthly payment you can afford before you start house hunting. We have some helpful mortgage calculators to help you get started […]

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Benefits of Becoming a Homeowner

April 28, 2024

Given the fluctuating (and current!) housing market, it’s sometimes easy to wonder “Is it worth it to buy a house?” As we celebrate Homeownership Month, let’s take some time to go over some of the positive outcomes associated with owning a home.

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The First Tools and Supplies You’ll Need as a New Homeowner

March 4, 2024

Being a new homeowner can be overwhelming, especially if it needs a little (or a lot of) work right off the bat. You’ve been through the process of buying it and you’re ready to move in. Congratulations! But now that you own a property, you need to maintain it. “But […]

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3 Tips on Choosing the Right Paint Color

February 20, 2024

3 Tips on Choosing the Right Paint Color for Your Space (Plus Bonus Tips!) In a home, few things are scarier — and more fun — than a blank wall. There are plenty of ways to address it, but if you’re here, you’ve probably decided on painting. Good for you! […]

3 Ways to Build Equity in Your Home

January 28, 2024

Home Equity is defined as the difference between your home’s value and your mortgage balance.  Over time, the equity in your home increases in one of two main ways:  Mortgage Payments – Making consistent principal payments each month.  Market Value – When home prices rise, so does the value of […]

Finding the Right Town for You — Even When You Can’t Visit

January 15, 2024

You know the saying, “Real estate is about three things: Location, location, location.” It’s an adage as old as Time itself (assuming Time started in the early 20th century). Though the real estate market has changed immeasurably since then, the principle is as true now as it ever was. In […]

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Wabi Sabi: Embracing Imperfection in Life (and Interior Design)

January 3, 2024

Ancient or previously little-known philosophies have been making their way into interior design forever, but the practice has certainly boomed recently. (Hygge, anyone?) These ideologies consist of broader life principles that, when applied to your space, add value in general. Wabi-sabi is one such philosophy that is gaining popularity, and […]

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Extreme Decluttering: Is It Right for You?

December 21, 2023

We all like to declutter. Putting away the laundry, sorting through the mail pile, reorganizing that Beanie Baby collection that’s definitely going to be worth millions some day… There are few things more satisfying. In fact, there used to be a whole time of year dedicated to it: “spring cleaning,” […]

Selling Your Home For Sale By Owner

November 13, 2023

Selling a home can be a stressful experience, especially without the help of a Realtor ®. A Realtor will guide you through every step of the selling process from helping determine a sales price, to creating and maintaining the listing and marketing your home to potential buyers. However, if you’re […]

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4 Warning Signs of a Bad Flip House

October 19, 2023

For the past few decades, house flipping — that is, buying a home for cheap, renovating it, and selling it for profit — has been a major trend among developers and investors. In the early 00’s, it was commonplace for predatory flippers to take advantage of market conditions by adding […]

How Gardening Can Increase Your Home Value

May 9, 2023

The first impression a buyer sees is the exterior of the home – especially the yard. Some landscaping investments can increase your home’s value, while some may not be worth the hassle. Learn more about what projects to invest your time and money into, and how to maintain all your hard work.

Milestones in the Mortgage Process

April 25, 2023

We understand that the thought of a home purchase or loan refinance process can seem daunting. GoPrime prides ourselves on matching you with a local lender that takes the time to get to know you and your individual needs, but it’s also smart to start the journey as educated and prepared as possible.

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