Balancing the Transition From Old Home to New

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Transitioning from one house to another is a tough process. Not only do you have to find a seller for your old home, you have to find a new home to buy as well. The following are a few things to keep in mind: Buying first – If you find a home to buy before you’ve sold your old home, then make sure you have enough money to be able to cover all … [Read more...]

Find the Right Account for Your Home Nest Egg

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Are you going to buy a home in Columbia, IL within a year or two? If you are, then you’ll want to begin saving up money so that you can afford to make a down payment. The following are a few different accounts that you can use to save for your down payment: Online savings account – The great thing about online banks is that you don’t have … [Read more...]

Columbia Has Joined the Main Street Program

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People living in Columbia can look forward to the downtown area being improved even more over the next few years now that the city has joined the Illinois Main Street program, which is part of a national movement to revitalize the traditional downtowns, urban corridors and neighborhood business districts throughout the country. The Main Street program … [Read more...]

If You Want to Buy Your First Home, 2015 Will Be a Great Year to Do It

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Are you strongly considering the purchase of your first home sometime in the near future? If so, then we suggest making the leap in 2015. From the looks of things, 2015 will be the perfect time to buy a new home, especially for younger home buyers. According to predictions made by Zillow based on existing data, the costs of renting will continue to … [Read more...]

When to Sell Your Home and When to Rent It

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If you are moving out of your home, then you have to options concerning what to do with your old house – you can either sell it or you can rent it. The following are a few questions to ask yourself in order to decide whether renting or selling is your best option: Do you need the money?  If you are going to buy a new home, then will you have … [Read more...]