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Understanding Different types of Mortgage Loans

by Tammy Hines in Blog.

The process of applying for a mortgage loan can be overwhelming. Whether you are a first-time home buyer or a seasoned investor, you should be familiar with the different types of mortgage loans available to determine what type of loan will best serve your needs. Homes come in many different styles and price ranges, and…

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Determining the Right Price To Sell Your Home

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Determining the Right Price To Sell Your Home Pricing is both an art and a science. You don’t have to be Drew Carey to know if the price is right. Most buyers are working with an agent who can smell an overpriced home from miles away, so it’s important to price correctly for the market….

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5 Tips For Buying A Home In The Spring

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5 Tips For Buying A Home In The Spring Spring-time is typically the busiest time of year for the real estate industry. It’s been estimated that about 40% of home sales happen between April and July. It is the time of year when conditions are just right. The weather gets nicer, life returns to nature,…

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100 Energy Saving Tips

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100 Energy Saving Tips Green Lighting Tips: 1 – Turn off the lights you are not using. When you do use them, make sure they are the appropriate wattage. 2 – Buy compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs), which reduce energy use up to 75 percent. Set a goal of replacing the bulbs that are most commonly…

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The Top 10 Credit Don’t During The Loan Process

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      THE TOP 10 CREDIT DON’TS DURING THE LOAN PROCESS DON’T DO ANYTHING THAT WILL CAUSE A RED FLAG TO BE RAISED BY THE SCORING SYSTEM. This would include adding new accounts, co-signing on a loan, changing your name or address with the bureaus. The less activity on your reports during the loan…

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Base Rewards Program

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Base Rewards – An incentive program for Active Military and Civilian Personnel Are you relocating to or from Scott Air Force Base? If you have received PCS orders, you may need to buy or sell a home as soon as possible. Military personnel have special needs that ordinary civilians typically don’t have to consider. Distance…

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20 things we can do (or not do) to reduce, reuse and recycle

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20 things we can do (or not do) to reduce, reuse and recycle: What Can I Recycle? What you can recycle depends on your area, not all materials may be recyclable. Check with your local recycling services to find out what you can and cannot recycle. Most areas should be able to recycle paper, cardboard,…

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Why Choose Tammy Mitchell Hines & Co. Real Estate Team?

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Why Choose Tammy Mitchell Hines & Co. Real Estate Team? #1 We are consistently ranked the #1 Independent Real Estate Team in all of Southern Illinois. This is a BIG deal for us. Our status as the #1 INDEPENDENT team means we have built a reputation on our own, without being controlled by a franchise….

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The A – Z of Real Estate

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The A-Z of Real Estate Real Estate terminology can seem like a language of its own. Here is a rather comprehensive list of words used in real estate and what they mean: Acceptance – The time which an offer to purchase is accepted.  The fact that it was accepted must be relayed to the person that…

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Understanding Radon

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Understanding Radon What is Radon?           Radon is NOT a commercial product. It is a naturally occurring radioactive gas produced by the decomposition or decay of radium, thorium, uranium and other radioactive materials. It is usually found in igneous rock and soil, but can also be found in well water. Radon…

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