Why fall is a great time to buy a home

why-fall-is-a-great-time-to-buy-a-homeSpring and summer have long been known as popular times to purchase a home due to warmer weather and the start of the school year, but there are also many benefits to buying a home in the fall. Actually, statistics from RealtyTrac show that fall, October in particular, is the best time to buy a home. Here are 4 reasons to consider buying this (or any) fall season.

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Benefits of a shorter mortgage term

benefits-of-a-shorter-mortgage-termWith continued low interest rates, more people are passing on the popular 30 year fixed rate loan in favor of a 15 year fixed rate loan. While opting for a 15 year term may be ambitious, the benefits go beyond just simply paying off the mortgage sooner, although for some that is reason enough to switch to a 15 year mortgage.

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Decorating for fall (on a budget)

decorating-for-fall-on-a-budgetIt may still feel like summer, but believe it or not, fall is right around the corner. Soon you’ll see plenty of pumpkins, fresh picked apples, cozy sweaters and lots of leaves in a gorgeous array of colors! Welcome the change in season by decorating your home – without breaking the bank. Here are some easy and inexpensive ways to incorporate fall décor into your home.

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5 Benefits of a Walkable Neighborhood

5-benefits-of-a-walkable-neighborhoodIn the last several years there has been more of an emphasis placed on health and well-being, and as a result, a greater awareness of the number of steps taken each day. Pedometers are now being seen on wrists of people of all ages. Not only is walking good for your health, but living in a walkable neighborhood can actually attract more buyers to your area and may be a compelling factor when prospects are looking to purchase a home.

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7 Tips For Making Your Home Pet Friendly

7-tips-for-making-your-home-pet-friendlyIf you’re one of the estimated 79.7 million U.S. households that have a pet, then you understand that a house is truly not a home without having a cat or dog as part of the family. But, do you ever wonder what your pet does while you are away from home? Since you cannot be home 100% of the time, it is important to make sure that your home is as pet-friendly as can be for your furry friends.

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