Donna Gidley's Blog Posts

Wants Vs Needs

In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search.If you’ve been thinking about buying a

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To Stage Or Not To Stage

The National Association of Realtors surveyed their members & released the findings of their Profile of Home Staging. 62% of seller’s agents say that staging a home decreases the

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Tax Refund Check

Many first-time buyers believe that a 20% down payment is required to qualify for a mortgage. Programs from the Federal Housing Authority, Freddie Mac, and Fannie Mae 

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Should I Wait To Buy

The cost of waiting to buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time. Freddie Mac predicts interest

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No You Do Not Need 20 Down To Buy A Home

According to a new study from Urban Institute, there are over 19 million millennials in 31 cities who are not only ready and willing to become homeowners, but are able to as well!Now that the

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Owning Is Cheaper Than Renting

The results of the latestRent vs. Buy ReportfromTrulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting, with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage, in 98 of the 100 largest metro areas

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VA Loans On The Rise

VA Loans by the Numbers  Some Highlights: Since the creation of the VA Home Loans Program, 22 million veterans have been

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