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Using a Charcoal Grill as a Smoker
on October 25, 2013 at 11:32 pm / in BBQ Recipes & Tips

Using a Charcoal Grill as a Smoker

For many home buyers, especially first timers, there often isn’t a lot of left over funds after down payments, closing costs, moving expenses and immediate repair/upgrades for some of the more fun items we all dream of. Say for example, that massive new smoker you pictured sitting majestically in your new backyard. Well, until you have some time to save […]

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Classic BBQ Rib Rub
on October 25, 2013 at 10:59 pm / in BBQ Recipes & Tips

Classic BBQ Rib Rub

While we’re not quite sure whether mortgage product guidelines or rib rub recipes have more variations in the world, we do know this…Summit Mortgage is here to help you successfully navigate the loan process and this rib rub is fantastic. So fire up the grill, tempt your new neighbors taste buds and get ready for some fantastic ribs. Rub ingredients: […]

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Preparing For Unexpected Home Costs
on October 12, 2013 at 2:03 am / in Money Saving Tips

Preparing For Unexpected Home Costs

For most first-time home buyers, the thought of owning your first home is very exciting. However, that excitement can often prevent  seeing the “big” picture of home ownership. When saving for a down payment, buyers should also be saving for out of pocket expenses often needed after home purchases, even if using down payment assistance. As a company that works […]

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Good Habits for a Smoother Loan Approval
on October 12, 2013 at 12:25 am / in Mortgage Tips

Good Habits for a Smoother Loan Approval

With the increased federal and state regulations governing today’s mortgage financing, both lenders and borrowers are having to work within tighter guidelines to secure a loan approval. To improve your loan approval experience, here are some helpful tips and good habits you should keep in mind to help secure a successful loan approval. 1. Monitor and maintain your bank account(s) […]

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Travel Photography Tips
on October 12, 2013 at 12:20 am / in Photography Tips

Travel Photography Tips

Between today’s affordable digital camera offerings and cameras built in to every handheld device possible, everyone from the ages of 2-102 can be a photographer. But even with today’s fantastic technology, many people still come home from vacations to amazing destinations with photos that don’t convey the beauty of the actual scene.  Here are some easy tips from professionals to […]

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Travel Tips
on October 12, 2013 at 12:12 am / in Travel tips

Travel Tips

Traveling to a new destination can be an exciting and wonderful experience. However, for those that may not travel often, it can also be a bit overwhelming and source of anxiety.  Here are a few tips from seasoned travelers to help your journey be one filled with fun, laughter and overall positive memories. Get a good map and read it […]

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Housewarming Party Tips and Ideas
on October 8, 2013 at 12:48 am / in House Warming Party

Housewarming Party Tips and Ideas

Few events are as exciting as moving into a new home. Whether it is your first home or you’re simply moving to a new neighborhood, a housewarming party is a great way to celebrate with old friends, meet new neighbors and begin creating lasting memories in your new home. Here are some helpful tips and fun ideas for throwing a […]

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Energy-Saving Tips For Your Home
on October 7, 2013 at 8:34 pm / in Money Saving Tips

Energy-Saving Tips For Your Home

One of the benefits of home ownership is the ability to design and shape your home into a space that fits your lifestyle and personality. Often times those desires can come with some significant utility costs to keep landscapes healthy, power our home’s special features and properly light our perfectly designed interior spaces. Luckily there are many small changes that […]

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Tips for Meeting New Neighbors
on October 7, 2013 at 4:33 pm / in Meeting Neighbors

Tips for Meeting New Neighbors

Taking the time to get to know your neighbors is a great way to make your neighborhood feel more like a community. It also comes in handy with: borrowing tools getting help unloading large or bulky items having a few extra pairs of friendly eyes watching your home while you’re on vacation feeding and visiting pets while you’re out of […]

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Painting Advice & Tips
on October 5, 2013 at 11:00 pm / in Painting Tips

Painting Advice & Tips

Paint finishes Before you begin to paint, consider wall imperfections, frequency of traffic and other factors such as whether or not kids and pets are present. High-gloss paint offers greater durability and is very easy to clean. If the room is frequented often by kids or pets, gloss or semi-gloss is a good idea. If your home has older walls […]

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