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By homefinderadmin » Wednesday, April 19, 2017

I frequently talk about proportion and prime spaces. These seem to be the most important issues when remodeling to assure the finished project works with the existing house and the “feel” is... Read More

By homefinderadmin » Monday, April 10, 2017

WASHINGTON — When is your “credit score” irrelevant in buying a house or refinancing a mortgage? A new federal legal settlement with a major credit bureau has the answer: The only score that... Read More

By homefinderadmin » Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Houses evolve as families grow or new homeowners take over and customize the home for themselves. Often people feel that they need more space, and the simplest solution is to add a big room on the... Read More

By homefinderadmin » Monday, April 3, 2017

WASHINGTON — Are you getting fleeced on appraisal charges when you buy a house or refinance? Could you be paying as much as double what the appraiser is receiving for actually doing the work, with... Read More

By homefinderadmin » Thursday, March 2, 2017

If seeing the first robin is the traditional harbinger of spring, then the Home Show at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center is the annual inspirational signal for homeowners and do-it-yourselfers... Read More

By homefinderadmin » Wednesday, February 22, 2017

I’m not a fan of the laundry/family entry combo, largely because it is not always pleasant to see laundry every time you leave and come back into your house. Laundry can be messy. This is not to... Read More

By homefinderadmin » Monday, February 20, 2017

WASHINGTON — If your real estate agent requires you to get a mortgage pre-approval from one specific lender as a condition of submitting an offer to buy a house — even if another lender already... Read More

By homefinderadmin » Wednesday, February 15, 2017

If the kitchen is the center of your family activities — and it is way too small — that should be your remodeling priority. Take a good look at your rooms and make sure the sizes fit the... Read More

By homefinderadmin » Monday, February 13, 2017

WASHINGTON — How tough is it to get approved for a mortgage? How low can your FICO credit score go before your lender shows you the door? And how much monthly debt can you be shouldering —... Read More

By homefinderadmin » Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Often, a house seems to have plenty of space, yet it doesn’t “flow” or “feel right.” Traffic needs to accommodate the functions of the family. We are affected by volume of spaces. Big... Read More

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