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  • Choosing The Best Exterior Color For Your Home

    Choosing The Best Exterior Color For Your Home

    There are many variables to consider when choosing the exterior color for your home. Neighborhood Association guidelines, current trends, personal tastes – all of these factors greatly influence the choices you have. Painting your home is the easiest, fastest way to improve curb appeal, give your home’s facade a facelift and improve the general look […]Read More »
  • Seasonal Landscape Trends In The Pacific Northwest

    Seasonal Landscape Trends In The Pacific Northwest

    Ask a master gardener and they will tell you, the surest way to a flourishing garden is the establishing of native plants. In the Pacific Northwest, this means luscious tall grasses, fragrant fruit trees and a litany of vibrant flowers and flowering shrubs. Our verdant corner of the nation is a fertile wonderland of enchanting […]Read More »
  • Home Improvement For The New Homeowner

    Home Improvement For The New Homeowner

    Congratulations! Owning your first home is a huge accomplishment and the great task of making your new house into your forever home is an equally consuming operation. Taking your new house from freshly staged property to a reflection of your personality takes effort and planning, but there are a few tips and tricks that can […]Read More »
  • Live/Work Spaces And How To Find The Perfect One

    Live/Work Spaces And How To Find The Perfect One

    Artists, musicians, and performers thrive in spaces that house both their passions and their possessions, but finding those spaces can be such an effort that many creative types end up working out of their garages. That might be fine for some, but others require spaces that accommodate their work, their belongings and themselves under one […]Read More »
  • Commercial Properties; How To Choose The Best Space For You

    Commercial Properties; How To Choose The Best Space For You

    Considering the expanse of needs a business experiences daily, weekly, monthly and yearly can be exasperating when selecting a new home for your enterprise. Choosing a space that fills every need is hard work, but these three tips may help you on your way to finding the perfect commercial space for your growing business. Location […]Read More »
  • Identifying and Capitalizing On Housing Market Trends

    Identifying and Capitalizing On Housing Market Trends

    Finding and utilizing current trends in real estate while preparing to buy a home puts you ahead of the pack. While older generations may place their faith in agents and services, younger generations are uniquely adept at research and data collection. With the world and so much of our history at our fingertips, it seems […]Read More »
  • Making a House a Home; Three Tips For Resellers and Novice Renovators

    Making a House a Home; Three Tips For Resellers and Novice Renovators

    Finding a home to renovate and resell can be the best experience of your life or one you’d rather forget. Whether you’re first time homeowners, renovating the house of your dreams, or a novice reseller looking to maximize your investments, these tips will help steer your project into the “excellent experience zone” and away from […]Read More »
  • Choosing The Best Broker For Your Specific Needs

    Choosing The Best Broker For Your Specific Needs

    In today’s real estate market, the onus is on the buyer more than ever to do extensive due diligence before committing to a loan. As underwriting processes give way to more streamlined online processes, it’s important to know where you stand every step of the way. Knowing what questions to ask, what to expect and […]Read More »
  • Millennial Homeownership; Buying Young

    Millennial Homeownership; Buying Young

    The newest generation to enter the workforce certainly have the chips stacked against them. While tuitions and living costs rise, entry level wages stagnate and degrees hold less and less influence. Side hustles have become significant sources of income and day jobs seem more and more just a way to keep the lights on. The […]Read More »
  • Ideas For Your Porch This Summer: Light It Up

    Ideas For Your Porch This Summer: Light It Up

    Everyone knows Curb appeal is everything when trying to sell a house, and summertime is the time to show off how beautiful your house can be! You want it to be welcoming and the front porch is the first thing people see! One thing you can do is add some great lighting to your outdoor […]Read More »
  • Ideas For Your Porch This Summer: Update Your Numbers

    Ideas For Your Porch This Summer: Update Your Numbers

    Everyone knows curb appeal is everything when trying to sell a house, and summertime is the time to show off how beautiful your house can be! You want it to be welcoming and the front porch is the first thing people see! The sixth thing you can do is update the numbers on your house. […]Read More »
  • Ideas For Your Porch This Summer: Take a Seat

    Ideas For Your Porch This Summer: Take a Seat

    Everyone knows Curb appeal is everything when trying to sell a house, and summertime is the time to show off how beautiful your house can be! You want it to be welcoming and the front porch is the first thing people see! try to add some seating. Read some ideas below to creatively inspire your […]Read More »
  • Ideas For Your Porch This Summer #3

    Ideas For Your Porch This Summer #3

    Everyone knows Curb appeal is everything when trying to sell a house, and summertime is the time to show off how beautiful your house can be! You want it to be welcoming and the front porch is the first thing people see! The third thing you can do is add a great rug and a […]Read More »
  • Ideas For Your Porch This Summer #2

    Ideas For Your Porch This Summer #2

    Everyone knows Curb appeal is everything when trying to sell a house, and summertime is the time to show off how beautiful your house can be! You want it to be welcoming and the front porch is the first thing people see! The second thing you can do is make your front door pop with […]Read More »
  • Ideas For Your Porch This Summer #1

    Ideas For Your Porch This Summer #1

    Everyone knows Curb appeal is everything when trying to sell a house, and summertime is the time to show off how beautiful your house can be! You want it to be welcoming and the front porch is the first thing people see! One thing you can do is add a ton of plants to your […]Read More »
  • Boost Your Home’s Value – Secret #8

    Boost Your Home’s Value – Secret #8

    Keeping the tech updated is our eighth secret to boosting the value of your house: Selling your house can be a complicated and frustrating process. Are you going to get the price your home is worth? How do you make sure that your house’s resale value doesn’t drop after years of living there? One way you […]Read More »
  • Boost Your Home’s Value – Secret #7

    Boost Your Home’s Value – Secret #7

    Making use of your exterior is our seventh secret to boosting the value of your house: Selling your house can be a complicated and frustrating process. Are you going to get the price your home is worth? How do you make sure that your house’s resale value doesn’t drop after years of living there? One way […]Read More »
  • Boost Your Home’s Value – Secret #6

    Boost Your Home’s Value – Secret #6

    A fresh coat of paint is our sixth secret to boosting the value of your house: Selling your house can be a complicated and frustrating process. Are you going to get the price your home is worth? How do you make sure that your house’s resale value doesn’t drop after years of living there? One way […]Read More »
  • Boost Your Home’s Value – Secret #5

    Boost Your Home’s Value – Secret #5

    Forward-thinking is our fifth secret to boosting the value of your house: Selling your house can be a complicated and frustrating process. Are you going to get the price your home is worth? How do you make sure that your house’s resale value doesn’t drop after years of living there? One way you increase the […]Read More »
  • Boost Your Home’s Value – Secret #4

    Boost Your Home’s Value – Secret #4

    Keeping the look and feel of your home simple is our fourth secret to boosting the value of your house: Selling your house can be a complicated and frustrating process. Are you going to get the price your home is worth? How do you make sure that your house’s resale value doesn’t drop after years […]Read More »
  • Boost Your Home’s Value – Secret #3

    Boost Your Home’s Value – Secret #3

    Preventing your home from being an energy hog is our third secret for boosting the value of your house: Selling your house can be a complicated and frustrating process. Are you going to get the price your home is worth? How do you make sure that your house’s resale value doesn’t drop after years of […]Read More »
  • Boost Your Home’s Value – Secret #2

    Boost Your Home’s Value – Secret #2

    Making floor plans work harder for you is our second secret to boosting the value of your house: Selling your house can be a complicated and frustrating process. Are you going to get the price your home is worth? How do you make sure that your house’s resale value doesn’t drop after years of living […]Read More »
  • Boost Your Home’s Value – Secret #1

    Boost Your Home’s Value – Secret #1

    How to update your kitchen is our first secret to boosting the value of your house: Selling your house can be a complicated and frustrating process. Are you going to get the price your home is worth? How do you make sure that your house’s resale value doesn’t drop after years of living there? One […]Read More »
  • Now Offering Fannie Mae’s Day 1 Certainty™

    Now Offering Fannie Mae’s Day 1 Certainty™

    Stonebridge Mortgage Group now has Fannie Mae’s Day 1 Certainty. We can validate online your income, employment, and assets on the first day. No more paystubs and bank statements to provide. And, really fast closings if you’re approved for an appraisal waiver! Whether you are refinancing or buying a new home, Stonebridge Mortgage Group, Inc […]Read More »
  • Keep Your Home Safe While On Summer Vacation With These 6 Tips

    Keep Your Home Safe While On Summer Vacation With These 6 Tips

    Summer is here which means you are probably thinking about the fun summer vacation you are thinking of taking with your family! To keep your home safe while you are away there are a few things you should check off before you go. Problems in your home, while you’re away, can be external and internal. While […]Read More »
  • Keep Your Money Where It Is: House Buying Tip #10

    Keep Your Money Where It Is: House Buying Tip #10

    Not making any huge purchases and not moving your money around is the tenth and final segment of our House Buying Tips series: When buying a house, don’t be too hasty to sign the papers–even if it seems like the perfect house. Many people get so focused on planning their lives in a potential new home […]Read More »
  • Get Pre-Approved for Your Home Loan: House Buying Tip #9

    Get Pre-Approved for Your Home Loan: House Buying Tip #9

    Getting pre-approved for your home loan is the ninth segment of our House Buying Tips series: When buying a house, don’t be too hasty to sign the papers–even if it seems like the perfect house. Many people get so focused on planning their lives in a potential new home that they may not look at other […]Read More »
  • Avoid a Border Dispute: House Buying Tip #8

    Avoid a Border Dispute: House Buying Tip #8

    Knowing the property lines is the eighth segment of our House Buying Tips series: When buying a house, don’t be too hasty to sign the papers–even if it seems like the perfect house. Many people get so focused on planning their lives in a potential new home that they may not look at other factors that […]Read More »
  • Don’t Try to Time the Market: House Buying Tip #7

    Don’t Try to Time the Market: House Buying Tip #7

    Stop trying to time the housing market is the seventh segment of our House Buying Tips series: When buying a house, don’t be too hasty to sign the papers–even if it seems like the perfect house. Many people get so focused on planning their lives in a potential new home that they may not look at […]Read More »
  • Bigger Isn’t Always Better: House Buying Tip #6

    Bigger Isn’t Always Better: House Buying Tip #6

    Bigger isn’t always better is the sixth segment of our House Buying Tips series: When buying a house, don’t be too hasty to sign the papers–even if it seems like the perfect house. Many people get so focused on planning their lives in a potential new home that they may not look at other factors that could […]Read More »
  • Avoid Sleeper Costs: House Buying Tip #5

    Avoid Sleeper Costs: House Buying Tip #5

    Determining and avoiding sleeper costs is the fifth segment of our House Buying Tips series: When buying a house, don’t be too hasty to sign the papers–even if it seems like the perfect house. Many people get so focused on planning their lives in a potential new home that they may not look at other factors that could […]Read More »
  • Follow Your Instincts Not Emotions: House Buying Tip #4

    Follow Your Instincts Not Emotions: House Buying Tip #4

    \ Following your instincts not your emotions is the fourth segment of our House Buying Tips series: When buying a house, don’t be too hasty to sign the papers–even if it seems like the perfect house. Many people get so focused on planning their lives in a potential new home that they may not look at other factors […]Read More »
  • Don’t Skip The Inspection: House Buying Tip #3

    Don’t Skip The Inspection: House Buying Tip #3

    Getting a house inspection is the third segment of our House Buying Tips series: When buying a house, don’t be too hasty to sign the papers–even if it seems like the perfect house. Many people get so focused on planning their lives in a potential new home that they may not look at other factors that could […]Read More »
  • The Science of Bidding: House Buying Tip #2

    The Science of Bidding: House Buying Tip #2

    The Science of Bidding is the second segment of our House Buying Tips series: When buying a house, don’t be too hasty to sign the papers–even if it seems like the perfect house. Many people get so focused on planning their lives in a potential new home that they may not look at other factors that […]Read More »
  • Explore The Neighborhood: House Buying Tip #1

    Explore The Neighborhood: House Buying Tip #1

    Explore The Neighborhood is the first of our House Buying Tips series: When buying a house, don’t be too hasty to sign the papers–even if it seems like the perfect house. Many people get so focused on planning their lives in a potential new home that they may not look at other factors that could […]Read More »
  • How To Add Curb Appeal To Your Home This Spring: #8

    How To Add Curb Appeal To Your Home This Spring: #8

    We are finishing our series of tips for increasing the curb appeal of your house. Are you looking to sell your house? Spring is the best time to sell your house. One of the things you can do to increase your chances of selling and even add value to your house is to increase your […]Read More »
  • How To Add Curb Appeal To Your Home This Spring: #7

    How To Add Curb Appeal To Your Home This Spring: #7

    We are continuing our series of tips for increasing the curb appeal of your house. Are you looking to sell your house? Spring is the best time to sell your house. One of the things you can do to increase your chances of selling and even add value to your house is to increase your […]Read More »
  • How To Add Curb Appeal To Your Home This Spring: #6

    How To Add Curb Appeal To Your Home This Spring: #6

    We are continuing our series of tips for increasing the curb appeal of your house. Are you looking to sell your house? Spring is the best time to sell your house. One of the things you can do to increase your chances of selling and even add value to your house is to increase your […]Read More »
  • How To Add Curb Appeal To Your Home This Spring: #5

    How To Add Curb Appeal To Your Home This Spring: #5

    We are continuing our series of tips for increasing the curb appeal of your house. Are you looking to sell your house? Spring is the best time to sell your house. One of the things you can do to increase your chances of selling and even add value to your house is to increase your […]Read More »
  • How To Add Curb Appeal To Your Home This Spring: #4

    How To Add Curb Appeal To Your Home This Spring: #4

    We are continuing our series of tips for increasing the curb appeal of your house. Are you looking to sell your house? Spring is the best time to sell your house. One of the things you can do to increase your chances of selling and even add value to your house is to increase your […]Read More »
  • How To Add Curb Appeal To Your Home This Spring: #3

    How To Add Curb Appeal To Your Home This Spring: #3

    Are you looking to sell your house? Spring is the best time to sell your house. One of the things you can do to increase your chances of selling and even add value to your house is to increase your curb appeal. Maintaining the roof of the house is another important step. Tip #3: Regard […]Read More »
  • How To Add Curb Appeal To Your Home This Spring: #2

    How To Add Curb Appeal To Your Home This Spring: #2

    Are you looking to sell your house? Spring is the best time to sell your house. One of the things you can do to increase your chances of selling and even add value to your house is to increase your curb appeal. Giving your house a fresh coat of paint can take you far. Tip […]Read More »
  • How To Add Curb Appeal To Your Home This Spring: #1

    How To Add Curb Appeal To Your Home This Spring: #1

    Are you looking to sell your house? Spring is the best time to sell your house. One of the things you can do to increase your chances of selling and even add value to your house is to increase your curb appeal. Giving your house a good scrub on the outside can take you far. […]Read More »
  • Earth Day Tips To Make Your Home More Green

    Earth Day Tips To Make Your Home More Green

    Spring is here and summer is on the way! Earth Day is almost here! What are some home improvements you can do to make your home greener? Here are a few tips from Consumer Affairs. Use power strips Electronics can be a huge energy drain, even when they’re turned off. But plugging electronics and appliances […]Read More »
  • How To Save On Your Energy Bill This Spring: #5

    How To Save On Your Energy Bill This Spring: #5

    We are finishing our series on how to keep your energy bill down this spring! Spring is here and summer is on the way! That means warmer weather, more use out of your AC and possibly a higher energy bill! There are a few things you can do for your home to try and lower […]Read More »
  • How To Save On Your Energy Bill This Spring: #4

    How To Save On Your Energy Bill This Spring: #4

    We are continuing our series on how to keep your energy bill down this spring! Spring is here and summer is on the way! That means warmer weather, more use out of your AC and possibly a higher energy bill! There are a few things you can do for your home to try and lower […]Read More »
  • How To Save On Your Energy Bill This Spring: #3

    How To Save On Your Energy Bill This Spring: #3

    We are continuing our series on how to keep your energy bill down this spring! Spring is here and summer is on the way! That means warmer weather, more use out of your AC and possibly a higher energy bill! There are a few things you can do for your home to try and lower […]Read More »
  • How To Save On Your Energy Bill This Spring: #2

    How To Save On Your Energy Bill This Spring: #2

    We are continuing our series on how to keep your energy bill down this spring! Spring is here and summer is on the way! That means warmer weather, more use out of your AC and possibly a higher energy bill! There are a few things you can do for your home to try and lower […]Read More »
  • How To Save On Your Energy Bill This Spring: #1

    How To Save On Your Energy Bill This Spring: #1

    Spring is here and summer is on the way! That means warmer weather, more use out of your AC and possibly a higher energy bill! There are a few things you can do for your home to try and lower your energy bill this spring and summer. One of them is to insulate your attic. […]Read More »
  • Tips For Buying A Home In The Spring: #5

    Tips For Buying A Home In The Spring: #5

    We are continuing our series of tips for buying a new home in spring. Springtime is here, and spring is the most popular time to buy a home! First time home buyers, new to the market may have a hard time navigating what questions they will need to ask to make sure the home of […]Read More »
  • Tips For Buying A Home In The Spring: #4

    Tips For Buying A Home In The Spring: #4

    We are continuing our series of tips for buying a new home in spring. Springtime is here, and spring is the most popular time to buy a home! First time home buyers, new to the market may have a hard time navigating what questions they will need to ask to make sure the home of […]Read More »
  • Tips For Buying A Home In The Spring: #3

    Tips For Buying A Home In The Spring: #3

    We are continuing our series of tips for buying a new home in spring. Springtime is here, and spring is the most popular time to buy a home! First time home buyers, new to the market may have a hard time navigating what questions they will need to ask to make sure the home of […]Read More »
  • Tips For Buying A Home In The Spring: #2

    Tips For Buying A Home In The Spring: #2

    We are continuing our series of tips for buying a new home in spring. Springtime is here, and spring is the most popular time to buy a home! First time home buyers, new to the market may have a hard time navigating what questions they will need to ask to make sure the home of […]Read More »
  • Tips For Buying A Home In The Spring: #1

    Tips For Buying A Home In The Spring: #1

    Springtime is here, and spring is the most popular time to buy a home! First time home buyers, new to the market may have a hard time navigating what questions they will need to ask to make sure the home of their dreams stays that way. One thing you can do to smooth out the […]Read More »
  • A Spring Paint Job Can Refresh Your Home

    A Spring Paint Job Can Refresh Your Home

    Winter is officially over which means you can get your house ready for spring and summer! A fresh coat of paint can really revitalize a home. Springtime is also when the housing market is at it’s hottest so you wanna make sure your house looks it’s best when you show it off to potential buyers. Just […]Read More »
  • How To Reduce Water Waste In Your Home

    How To Reduce Water Waste In Your Home

    Water waste is not only expensive but it is harmful to the environment. There are a few steps you can take in your everyday life to cut down on water waste, saving you money and helping the environment. Here are a few steps to take. 1. Invest in water saving equipment. You’ll find various low-flow […]Read More »
  • Tips For First Time Home Buyers This Spring

    Tips For First Time Home Buyers This Spring

    Spring time is when the housing market picks up and first time home buyers start to hit the scene. Navigating the housing market can be complicated for the inexperienced. Knowing what to look for in a home and what questions to ask is incredibly important. Here are a few tips for first time homebuyers this spring. Look […]Read More »
  • Allergy Proofing Your Home This Spring

    Allergy Proofing Your Home This Spring

    Springtime is here, which means spring cleaning is too! With all the pollen in the air as the flowers bloom allergies can run wild. You can prepare your home for the allergy season of spring by following these tips. Allergy-Proof Your Living Space Protect your sleep spot. For a healthy home, keep pets out of […]Read More »
  • Ways To Improve The Resale Value Of Your House: #7

    Ways To Improve The Resale Value Of Your House: #7

    We are continuing: Ways to Improve the Resale Value of Your House. Selling your house can be a tricky and frustrating process. Are you going to get the price your home is worth? How do you make sure that your houses’ resale value doesn’t drop after years of living there? One thing to always keep in mind to […]Read More »
  • Ways To Improve The Resale Value Of Your House: #6

    Ways To Improve The Resale Value Of Your House: #6

    We are continuing: Ways to Improve the Resale Value of Your House. Selling your house can be a tricky and frustrating process. Are you going to get the price your home is worth? How do you make sure that your houses’ resale value doesn’t drop after years of living there? One way you can make sure your house […]Read More »
  • Ways To Improve The Resale Value Of Your House: #5

    Ways To Improve The Resale Value Of Your House: #5

    We are continuing: Ways to Improve the Resale Value of Your House. Selling your house can be a tricky and frustrating process. Are you going to get the price your home is worth? How do you make sure that your houses’ resale value doesn’t drop after years of living there? One way you can make sure your house […]Read More »
  • Ways To Improve The Resale Value Of Your House: #4

    Ways To Improve The Resale Value Of Your House: #4

    We are continuing: Ways to Improve the Resale Value of Your House. Selling your house can be a tricky and frustrating process. Are you going to get the price your home is worth? How do you make sure that your houses’ resale value doesn’t drop after years of living there? One way you can make sure your house […]Read More »
  • Ways To Improve The Resale Value Of Your House: #3

    Ways To Improve The Resale Value Of Your House: #3

    We are continuing: Ways to Improve the Resale Value of Your House. Selling your house can be a tricky and frustrating process. Are you going to get the price your home is worth? How do you make sure that your houses’ resale value doesn’t drop after years of living there? One way you can make sure your house […]Read More »
  • Ways To Improve The Resale Value Of Your House: #2

    Ways To Improve The Resale Value Of Your House: #2

    We are continuing: Ways to Improve the Resale Value of Your House. Selling your house can be a tricky and frustrating process. Are you going to get the price your home is worth? How do you make sure that your houses’ resale value doesn’t drop after years of living there? One way you can make sure your house […]Read More »
  • Ways To Improve The Resale Value Of Your House: #1

    Ways To Improve The Resale Value Of Your House: #1

    Selling your house can be a complicated and anxious process. Are you going to get the price your home is worth? How do you make sure that your houses’ resale value doesn’t drop after years of living there? One way you can make sure your house actually increases it’s resale value is by sprucing up your bathrooms […]Read More »
  • Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Craftsman Style

    Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Craftsman Style

    Buying a home is an exciting endeavor, but there is a fair amount of vocabulary that you may not be familiar with. How many times have you driven down a neighborhood and pointed to a house that you liked but didn’t know what the style was called? Wonder no more! Here is an overview of the […]Read More »
  • Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Neo-Classical Style

    Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Neo-Classical Style

    Buying a home is an exciting endeavor, but there is a fair amount of vocabulary that you may not be familiar with. How many times have you driven down a neighborhood and pointed to a house that you liked but didn’t know what the style was called? Wonder no more! Here is an overview of the […]Read More »
  • Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Dutch Colonial Style

    Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Dutch Colonial Style

    Buying a home is an exciting endeavor, but there is a fair amount of vocabulary that you may not be familiar with. How many times have you driven down a neighborhood and pointed to a house that you liked but didn’t know what the style was called? Wonder no more! Here is an overview of the […]Read More »
  • Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Shingle Style

    Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Shingle Style

    Buying a home is an exciting endeavor, but there is a fair amount of vocabulary that you may not be familiar with. How many times have you driven down a neighborhood and pointed to a house that you liked but didn’t know what the style was called? Wonder no more! Here is an overview of the […]Read More »
  • Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Queen Anne

    Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Queen Anne

    Buying a home is an exciting endeavor, but there is a fair amount of vocabulary that you may not be familiar with. How many times have you driven down a neighborhood and pointed to a house that you liked but didn’t know what the style was called? Wonder no more! Here is an overview of the […]Read More »
  • Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Second Empire

    Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Second Empire

    Buying a home is an exciting endeavor, but there is a fair amount of vocabulary that you may not be familiar with. How many times have you driven down a neighborhood and pointed to a house that you liked but didn’t know what the style was called? Wonder no more! Here is an overview of the […]Read More »
  • Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Stick-Eastlake

    Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Stick-Eastlake

    Buying a home is an exciting endeavor, but there is a fair amount of vocabulary that you may not be familiar with. How many times have you driven down a neighborhood and pointed to a house that you liked but didn’t know what the style was called? Wonder no more! Here is an overview of the […]Read More »
  • Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Italianate

    Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Italianate

    Buying a home is an exciting endeavor, but there is a fair amount of vocabulary that you may not be familiar with. How many times have you driven down a neighborhood and pointed to a house that you liked but didn’t know what the style was called? Wonder no more! Here is an overview of the […]Read More »
  • Consumer And Commercial Loan Officers With Stonebridge Mortgage

    Consumer And Commercial Loan Officers With Stonebridge Mortgage

    When you think of loans and integrity, Stonebridge Mortgage should be the first thing that comes to mind. We understand how important it is to match a person with the right loan for their needs and abilities. It’s why we take the time to match our lenders and consumers. The Loan Officers at Stonebridge Mortgage are here to […]Read More »
  • Find A Mortgage Broker With Stonebridge Mortgage

    Find A Mortgage Broker With Stonebridge Mortgage

    A Mortgage Broker’s job is to help you through the process of starting a new mortgage, which means you need someone you know you can trust. At Stonebridge Mortgage we treat you like family and we want to make sure you have the right mortgage broker for your needs. If you need a mortgage broker […]Read More »
  • Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Gothic Revival Style

    Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Gothic Revival Style

    Buying a home is an exciting endeavor, but there is a fair amount of vocabulary that you may not be familiar with. How many times have you driven down a neighborhood and pointed to a house that you liked but didn’t know what the style was called? Wonder no more! Here is an overview of the […]Read More »
  • Find A Real Estate Loan With Stonebridge Mortgage

    Find A Real Estate Loan With Stonebridge Mortgage

    Buying a home is an exciting adventure! Make sure you are in a real estate loan that you are comfortable in! Stonebridge Mortgage is here to help you find a loan that works for your unique situation, so you can have the home of your dreams! We treat you like we would treat our family.  Stay Safe with […]Read More »
  • Reverse Mortgage With Stonebridge Mortgage

    Reverse Mortgage With Stonebridge Mortgage

    When making important decisions about your mortgage and loans, information is paramount. At Stonebridge Mortgage we are dedicated to finding you the best mortgage option for you. We treat you like we would our own family so you can feel confident in your decision. Reverse Mortgages can be tricky. If you are looking into getting a reverse […]Read More »
  • Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Colonial Style

    Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Colonial Style

    Buying a home is an exciting endeavor, but there is a fair amount of vocabulary that you may not be familiar with. How many times have you driven down a neighborhood and pointed to a house that you liked but didn’t know what the style was called? Wonder no more! Here is an overview of the […]Read More »
  • Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Greek Revival

    Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Greek Revival

    Buying a home is an exciting endeavor, but there is a fair amount of vocabulary that you may not be familiar with. How many times have you driven down a neighborhood and pointed to a house that you liked but didn’t know what the style was called? Wonder no more! Here is an overview of the […]Read More »
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    Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Georgian

    Buying a home is an exciting endeavor, but there is a fair amount of vocabulary that you may not be familiar with. How many times have you driven down a neighborhood and pointed to a house that you liked but didn’t know what the style was called? Wonder no more! Here is an overview of the […]Read More »
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    Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Cape Cod

    Buying a home is an exciting endeavor, but there is a fair amount of vocabulary that you may not be familiar with. How many times have you driven down a neighborhood and pointed to a house that you liked but didn’t know what the style was called? Wonder no more! Here is an overview of the […]Read More »
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    Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Tudor

    Buying a home is an exciting endeavor, but there is a fair amount of vocabulary that you may not be familiar with. How many times have you driven down a neighborhood and pointed to a house that you liked but didn’t know what the style was called? Wonder no more! Here is an overview of the […]Read More »
  • Surviving The Winter Storm In Your Home

    Surviving The Winter Storm In Your Home

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    Tips For Buying A Home In The Winter

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  • Resolutions To Keep If You Are Selling Your House This Year

    Resolutions To Keep If You Are Selling Your House This Year

    Happy New Year! What are your resolutions this year? If your goal is to sell your house there are a few resolutions you should add to help you with your goal. Here are a few suggestions. KEEP CLUTTER FROM CREEPING IN No one wants to buy your clutter, or try to determine what the house […]Read More »
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    Real Estate Loans At Stonebridge Mortgage

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  • Last Minute Christmas Tips

    Last Minute Christmas Tips

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    Tips For Keeping Your Home Safe For The Holidays

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year! But it can also be very dangerous for your home. With deliveries getting stolen off of porches, or people leaving their homes to visit family for the holidays are a major target for thieves. Keep you home safe this holiday season with these tips. Always plan in […]Read More »
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    Reverse Mortgages With Stonebridge Mortgage

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  • Tips For Selling Your House In Winter

    Tips For Selling Your House In Winter

    Selling your home may seem like an uphill climb -through the snow no less- but by avoiding some common mistakes you can greatly increase your chances. Here are a few tips to help reduce the stress of trying to sell in the winter time and get you back to enjoying the holiday season! • Make […]Read More »
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    Loan Officers With Stonebridge Mortgage

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  • Space Heater Safety Tips For Your Home

    Space Heater Safety Tips For Your Home

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    Mortgage Broker From Stonebridge

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  • Advantages Of Buying A Home During The Holidays

    Advantages Of Buying A Home During The Holidays

    When buying your new home, timing is everything. With all the Christmas shopping you have planned buying a house might not be the first thing that comes to mind but buying a home during the holidays does have it’s advantages. Here are a few reasons why you should think about buying a home during the […]Read More »
  • Let Stonebridge Mortgage Finance Your Business

    Let Stonebridge Mortgage Finance Your Business

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  • Tips For Your Home When Traveling This Holiday

    Tips For Your Home When Traveling This Holiday

    Are you traveling this holiday? Leaving an empty house for a while can lead to a bit of anxiety. From home security, to the general well-being of the house, there can be a lot to think about. Here are a few tips for keeping your home in shape while you are gone this holiday season! […]Read More »
  • Get A Real Estate Loan With Stonebridge Mortgage!

    Get A Real Estate Loan With Stonebridge Mortgage!

    If you need a real estate loan Stonebridge Mortgage is here to help. At Stonebridge Mortgage Group, Inc we take the time to gather all the necessary financial information. It is important that we have the full picture, so we can get you the full picture. From our family to yours, we will make sure […]Read More »
  • Home Tips For Preparing For The Holidays

    Home Tips For Preparing For The Holidays

    Tis the season for big gatherings and large meals! Is your home prepped and ready for the winter months? There are a few small home renovations that can often get left behind but keeping up on them can lead to a healthy home and happier guests! Get ready to repair broken decorations and household items. The […]Read More »
  • Selling Your Home During The Holidays

    Selling Your Home During The Holidays

    The holidays are a wonderful time! Beautiful colors and warm drinks and many chances to get together with family and friends for food and fun! Selling your home during the holidays, however, can be a bit of a stress. Go easy on yourself this holiday season and check out these tips to make this process […]Read More »
  • Get A Reverse Mortgage With Stonebridge

    Get A Reverse Mortgage With Stonebridge

    At Stonebridge Mortgage we are dedicated to finding you the best mortgage for you. We treat you like we would our own family so you can feel confident in your decision. Reverse Mortgages can be tricky. If you are looking into getting a reverse mortgage come on into Stonebridge Mortgage. We treat you like family, and we […]Read More »
  • Checklist Of Fall Maintenance For Your Home

    Checklist Of Fall Maintenance For Your Home

    Fall is here which means you might have to do some maintenance around you home to keep it in tip-top shape. With the rainy months here and colder ones on the way you will have to take care of some things in and around your home so you are ready! Here is a checklist of things […]Read More »
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    Loan Officer’s From Stonebridge Mortgage

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  • Home Improvements To Do In the Colder Months

    Home Improvements To Do In the Colder Months

    Home improvements are not solely allotted for warmer months! In fact, there are a few things you can improve in your home that are easier and cheaper to do in the colder months of fall and winter. Here are a few things you can do to improve your home in preparation for winter. Get an […]Read More »
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    What To Look For In A Home Security System

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    Find A Mortgage Broker At Stonebridge Mortgage

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  • Last Minute Halloween Decorations

    Last Minute Halloween Decorations

    Halloween is a seriously fun time of year. All the dressed up kids racing house to house for free candy, and the fun alive feeling in the air, despite all the skeletons. Did you forget to decorate for Halloween? Not to worry there is still time to spookify your home! Here are a few decorations that you […]Read More »
  • Tips On Improving Home Security

    Tips On Improving Home Security

    A homeowners worst nightmare is a break in. It makes you feel unsafe and violated. While the odds of it happen ae relatively low it is always good to be prepared and try to prevent the break in from ever happening. Here are some tips to increase your home’s security.  IMPROVE HOME SECURITY Install top […]Read More »
  • Finance You Commercial Business With Stonebridge

    Finance You Commercial Business With Stonebridge

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  • Wells Fargo May Face Criminal Charges

    Wells Fargo May Face Criminal Charges

    Wells Fargo has come under scrutiny after allegations that they opened millions of unauthorized bank accounts and credit cards under customers names. The state of California has put them in a criminal investigation after they seized records of the company’s dealings via a search warrant.  The California Attorney General’s Office has launched a criminal investigation into […]Read More »
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    Finance Tips For New Home Owners

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  • Let Stonebridge Help With Your Next Real Estate Loan

    Let Stonebridge Help With Your Next Real Estate Loan

    If you need a real estate loan Stonebridge Mortgage is here to help. From our family to yours, we will make sure that we find you a loan that suits your needs and abilities. Finding the home of your dreams shouldn’t feel like a chore. Stay Safe with Lenders You can Trust We only work […]Read More »
  • Keep Your Spooky Home Safe This Halloween

    Keep Your Spooky Home Safe This Halloween

    Halloween is a seriously fun time of year. All the dressed up kids racing house to house for free candy, getting into minor (or major) decoration contests with the neighbors, and the fun alive feeling in the air, despite all the skeletons. But with that much activity around your home, taking precautions to keep you and your […]Read More »
  • Costso To Pay Big Settlement For Selling Fake Tiffany Rings

    Costso To Pay Big Settlement For Selling Fake Tiffany Rings

    Costco now has to pay Tiffany & Co. $8.25 Million in damages for selling fake Tiffany rings. In a lawsuit that started Valentines Day 2013, the big jeweler sued Costco for selling rings under their name. Tiffany says it was protecting its’ brand, while Costco defended itself stating that “tiffany” is a general term for […]Read More »
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    Tips For Selling your House In Autumn

    October is finally here! Break out the apple cider and ready the pumpkins! If you are selling your house don’t forget to take care of these chores to make your house more appealing to those buying in the colder months. WINDOWS Clean the frames whether they’re wood, plastic or stone. Gunk builds up, no matter […]Read More »
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    Residential Mortgage With Stonebridge

    If you need any residential mortgage service Stonebridge is here to help! Our family is dedicated to making sure yours is secure with their loan, and we won’t put you in any loan we wouldn’t put our family in. We offer a variety of mortgage services to fit your needs. Real Estate Loan Whether you […]Read More »
  • 5 Myths About Home Buying

    5 Myths About Home Buying

    Buying your first house is equally exciting and complicated. Many people may have some misconceptions and myths about buying a house. Here are a few myths about buying a home, debunked. You need massive savings to buy a home. Chances are, you probably think you have to produce a significant amount of cash to buy […]Read More »
  • Tips To Stop Drafts And Save Energy In Your Home

    Tips To Stop Drafts And Save Energy In Your Home

    With fall here, cold weather is just around the corner. You wouldn’t leave your window open all day but some installations in your home leave the equivalent. Here are some areas that might be causing drafts in your home, and how to fix them so you can save money. Attic stairs When attic stairs are […]Read More »
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    Loan Officers At Stonebridge Mortgage

    Stonebridge Mortgage is a name you can trust to help you with your financing needs. We believe in open communication so that we can make the process as painless and simple as possible. Finding the home of your dreams should be a joy, not a chore.  Getting Started with a Mortgage Broker After coming to […]Read More »
  • What To Let Slide And What to Update When Listing Your Home

    What To Let Slide And What to Update When Listing Your Home

    When listing your home to sell, it can be confusing to know what the most cost effective things in your home to update and which to let go, so you can sell your home quickly. Each home varies so these are simply a few suggestions to what would be the smoothest options to make your sale as […]Read More »
  • Reverse Mortgage At Stonebridge

    Reverse Mortgage At Stonebridge

    If you are looking into getting a reverse mortgage come on into Stonebridge Mortgage. We treat you like family, and we will give you the information you need to make the decision that’s right for you. Reverse Mortgage Options Each person’s situation is unique, so we are careful to gather all the pertinent information. We want […]Read More »
  • Curb Appeal Helps Sell Your Home Faster

    Curb Appeal Helps Sell Your Home Faster

    First impressions matter. When you are selling your home, having good curb appeal is incredibly important. People have to imagine themselves walking into your house for years. Here are a few tips for great curb appeal. Landscaping Throughout the selling process, consistently mow the lawn, prune bushes and maintain plants. Regularly water the grass, edge the […]Read More »
  • 4 Investments You Should Make Before Selling Your House

    4 Investments You Should Make Before Selling Your House

    When selling your house, you want it to look it’s very best, so you can get the best price for it. Sometimes that means spending money of renovations. These can turn into investments and lead to a high selling price. Here are 4 investments you should look into when selling your home. FLOORING Just because we […]Read More »
  • Stonebridge Mortgage For Commercial Financing

    Stonebridge Mortgage For Commercial Financing

    Starting your own business is a big step forward in life. Make sure you start off on the right foot. At Stonebridge, we can help you finance your business, big or small, because we have serviced a variety of businesses. A sample of the commercial businesses we can finance: animal clinics assisted living facilities charter […]Read More »
  • Mistakes To Avoid When Buying A Short Sale

    Mistakes To Avoid When Buying A Short Sale

    Buying a short sale comes with its share of risks that can be rewarding, like the home of your dreams at a very reasonable cost. However many home buyers make these 5 mistakes that can cost them a large amount of money. Make sure you are prepared when buying a short sale.   1. Ignoring […]Read More »
  • 4 Tips For Property Buying

    4 Tips For Property Buying

    Buying property can be a tricky process and is a big decision. If you are looking into buying property these 4 tips and tricks should help you out and give you a good place to start. Stay Within Your Budget – Don’t make impulse decisions One mistake many potential property owners make is signing a […]Read More »
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    Real Estate Loans From Stonebridge Mortgage

      If you need a real estate loan Stonebridge Mortgage is here to help. From our family to yours, we will make sure that we find you a loan that suits your needs and abilities. Stay Safe with Lenders You can Trust We only work with reputable lenders, carefully avoiding anything with the slightest hint […]Read More »
  • Good Photo’s Really Help Sell Your Home

    Good Photo’s Really Help Sell Your Home

    Selling your house is a tricky procedure. Attracting buyers to your home is important and using attractive pictures is an important step. Pictures of your home are often potential buyers first impression so hiring a professional photographer may be in your best interest for selling your house.  Here’s what he does think sells homes: professional photography. […]Read More »
  • An Old Plot Survey Could Stop A Sale

    An Old Plot Survey Could Stop A Sale

    It’s important to have everything ready when you are looking to sell, so out plot survey on the list. Having an old plot survey of your home could hinder or even stop a sale. While you know nothing has changed on your lot, that piece of paper proves it to the buyer.  While you say that […]Read More »
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    Mortgage Broker From Stonebridge Mortgage

    If you need a mortgage broker let Stonebridge Mortgage find you the right one. We know how important this process is for you so you can be secure in knowing that we will make sure this process is as stress-free as possible. Getting Started with a Mortgage Broker After coming to a range you are […]Read More »
  • More American’s Are Buying Smaller Houses

    More American’s Are Buying Smaller Houses

    American’s are buying smaller houses; an uncommon post-recession behavior. Typically after a recession, it turns into a buyers market, and wealthier buys buy larger homes for less money. However, this has not been the case. That’s a trend reversal from the typically increasing post-recession home size. That increase was fueled by home loan lending scarcity and […]Read More »
  • How Pokemon Go Technology Is Helping Businesses

    How Pokemon Go Technology Is Helping Businesses

    There is no denying it: The future is here. People are walking around communicating with people across the country and catching animated creatures that appear in real world places on computers that fit in their pockets. But how will the leap in technology impact how people view and work in their jobs? For some, that is […]Read More »
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    Residential Mortgage Services With Stonebridge

    If you need any residential mortgage service Stonebridge is here to help! Our family is dedicated to making sure yours is secure with their loan, and we won’t put you in any loan we wouldn’t put our family in. We offer a variety of mortgage services to fit your needs. Real Estate Loan Whether you […]Read More »
  • Volkswagen May Face Criminal Charges

    Volkswagen May Face Criminal Charges

    After the U.S. Justice Department found evidence of criminal wrongdoing within the company, Volkswagen and prosecutors began negotiating a deal that could lead to significant financial losses. Last year Volkswagen already agreed to pay $15 billion to regulators and consumers, so another big loss to the company could spell bad news although the Justice Department has […]Read More »
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    For Many Millennials Home Ownership May Not Be Possible

    It has been no secret to anyone that Millennials have not been as active in the housing market as the generations before them. Many people have assumed that this was because of the increasing amount of debt that they are being saddled with by student loans but the reality is actually a much bigger problem of low wages […]Read More »
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    Loan Officer’s From Stonebridge

      Stonebridge Mortgage is a name you can trust to help you with your financing needs. We believe in open communication so that we can make the process as painless and simple as possible. Finding the home of your dreams should be a joy, not a chore.  Getting Started with a Mortgage Broker After coming […]Read More »
  • Why It’s Still So Hard To Buy Your First Home

    Why It’s Still So Hard To Buy Your First Home

    As many first time buyers have probably figured out, buying your first home has been anything but easy. While it has been quite the sellers market, what with the uptick in demand, buyers have been having a hard time settling down in their first home. The reason for this is a combined effect of higher demand, […]Read More »
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    New Condo Bill Signed By Obama

    Just recently Obama signed a new condo bill into law. The new bill will make it easier for buyers to get a loan in units and calls for rewriting of certain stricter rules. This will be beneficial for those looking to rent a condominium.  President Barack Obama last week signed into law H.R. 3700, also […]Read More »
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    Commercial Financing With Stonebridge

    Here at Stonebridge, we can help you finance your business. Big or small, we have serviced a variety of business. A sample of the commercial businesses we can finance: animal clinics assisted living facilities charter schools day care centers drycleaners funeral homes industrial laundromats metal buildings mixed use multi or single tenant multifamily non-traditional financing […]Read More »
  • How To Make Sure You Have A House Lined Up When Selling

    How To Make Sure You Have A House Lined Up When Selling

    If you are selling your house it can be a little nerve-wracking if you don’t have a home lined up. Nobody wants to move twice before settling down in their new home. Here are a few tips to help you save yourself some stress. One idea to bat down that concern: Add a seller’s contingency to […]Read More »
  • 4 Bankruptcy Myths

    4 Bankruptcy Myths

    Bankruptcy can be a Hail Mary for some people who have been caught between a rock and a hard place financially. Depending on your situation it can help end the spiral of debt. But there are some misunderstandings about a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Here are some of those myths debunked. 1. You’ll lose everything if […]Read More »
  • Reverse Mortgage Services With Stonebridge

    Reverse Mortgage Services With Stonebridge

    If you are looking into getting a reverse mortgage come on into Stonebridge Mortgage. We treat you like family, and we will give you the information to make the decision that’s right for you. Reverse Mortgage Options Each person’s situation is unique, so we are careful to gather all the pertinent information. We want to be […]Read More »
  • 10 Things That Scare Off Home Buyers

    10 Things That Scare Off Home Buyers

    Selling your home can be a tricky thing, and if you are making these 10 mistakes, it could take your even longer to sell your house. Here is how to avoid these mistakes and sell your home in a jiffy. 1. Family Photos and Kids’ Drawings Everywhere It may seem odd to think this is […]Read More »
  • 7 Tips For First Time Home Buyers

    7 Tips For First Time Home Buyers

    Buying a home can be a long and confusing process, and for a first time home buyers, it can be even more so. Save yourself some of the headache with these 7 tips to first time home buying. 1. FIND YOURSELF A GOOD AGENT A good real estate agent makes a big difference with any […]Read More »
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    Loan Officer With Stonebridge

    Stonebridge Mortgage is dedicated to making sure you have all the knowledge you need when choosing a loan. Our Loan Officers care about you, and at Stonebridge, we treat you like family. At Stonebridge Mortgage Group, Inc we care about you. That is why integrity is the thread that runs through everything we do. We […]Read More »
  • Student Debt v.s. Mortgage Debt

    Student Debt v.s. Mortgage Debt

    Student loan debt is the second largest consumer debt passed only by mortgage loan debt. So how different are these two? Both are considered a part of normal life, so how do they compare? How Is Interest Set? MortgagesPrivate lenders continuously set and reset rates based on movements in the secondary markets, where bundles of […]Read More »
  • 4 Features That Don’t Improve Mattress Comfort

    4 Features That Don’t Improve Mattress Comfort

    Your mattress is a very important piece of furniture in your home. How well you sleep can effect your health, so it’s important to choose a mattress that is the most comfortable option for you. However there are certain features on a mattress that don’t necessarily lead to more comfort. Here is a list of […]Read More »
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    Real Estate Loans With Stonebridge Mortgage

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  • Tips To Help Conserve Energy And Save Money This Summer

    Tips To Help Conserve Energy And Save Money This Summer

    Summer time means your electric bill really starts to get hard on your wallet. You can cut costs down by making your home more efficient. Here are a few tips to make your home more efficient and save you money. — Seal cracks around windows and doors with caulk or weather stripping to prevent indoor air […]Read More »
  • 5 Reasons To Own A Home

    5 Reasons To Own A Home

    The decision of whether to buy or rent can be a tricky one. Often it is very complicated because each person’s situation is different and the markets around them, so there is no black and white guide on how to decided. Having said that, here are 5 pros to buying and owning a house vs […]Read More »
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    Good And Bad Debt

    Loans are a part of life. They make it so you can go to school, get a house or a car. Some are beneficial and some can do more harm than good. Here are some types of loans that can help you in the long run. Business finance If you think you have a good […]Read More »
  • Timing When You Are Selling And Buying

    Timing When You Are Selling And Buying

    When you are selling and buying at the same time it can be rather tricky so it is important to plan ahead. Here are some tips for this tricky transitional period. When you’re buying new construction, it’s possible — even likely — that the construction will be somewhat delayed, or even very delayed. When we bought […]Read More »
  • Curb Appeal Or Tech Appeal

    Curb Appeal Or Tech Appeal

    Is tech appeal the new curb appeal? With technology advancing as fast as it is this may become the new selling point in a home. But because it is so new there isn’t much solid data that smart houses lead to bigger dollar signs. So here are some pros and cons to help you decide […]Read More »
  • How Color Affects The Selling Price Of Your Home

    How Color Affects The Selling Price Of Your Home

    What color you rooms are has a lot to say about you but it can also have an impact on potential home buyers. This impact can lead to more or less on the final sale depending on the color. Color-painted walls register not just to residents as a sign of comfort, but to buyers as […]Read More »
  • 4 Keys To Selling Your House While You Buy Another

    4 Keys To Selling Your House While You Buy Another

      Buying and selling a home is a complicated process, but trying to do it at the same time when you are moving is even more complicated. Here are a 4 tips to help you through this process. Decide Whether To Sell Or Buy First In an ideal situation, you’d be able to buy a […]Read More »
  • Residential Mortgage Services From Stonebridge

    Residential Mortgage Services From Stonebridge

    If you need any residential mortgage service Stonebridge is here to help! Our family is dedicated to making sure yours is secure in their loan, and we won’t put you in any loan we wouldn’t put our family in. We offer a variety of mortgage services to fit your needs. Reverse Mortgage Gresham, OR There […]Read More »
  • Painting, Other Sprucing Up Can Make Your House More Attractive On The Market

    Painting, Other Sprucing Up Can Make Your House More Attractive On The Market

    If you are looking to sell you might need to do a little sprucing up. Here are a few ideas to help you get started.  •Kitchen facelift Kitchens and baths sell homes the fastest. Bring these spaces in your house up to something known as builder-grade luxury by replacing basic black appliances with stainless steel, […]Read More »
  • Tips For Buying A House In A Sellers Market

    Tips For Buying A House In A Sellers Market

      Buying a house in today’s sellers market can be very challenging. Here are a few tips to stay ahead in a sellers market to get you your perfect home. First Things First: What’s a Seller’s Market? A seller’s market in the housing environment means that there are more people buying homes than there are […]Read More »
  • 5 Mistakes To Avoid When Buying A Home

    5 Mistakes To Avoid When Buying A Home

    Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases you will probably make in your lifetime. Make sure to avoid these 5 mistakes so your buying experience goes smoothly and you can enjoy your new home. 1 | Buying too much house Many new buyers forget that, in addition to the home price, there are […]Read More »
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    Commercial Loans With Stonebridge Mortgage

    Here at Stonebridge we can help you finance your business. We have serviced a variety of business. A sample of the commercial businesses we can finance: animal clinics assisted living facilities charter schools day care centers drycleaners funeral homes industrial laundromats metal buildings mixed use multi or single tenant multifamily non-traditional financing available office office […]Read More »
  • Tips For Selling The Nest After It’s Empty

    Tips For Selling The Nest After It’s Empty

    So your kids have moved out and have started their own lives, and you are left with an empty home. Now what? Many are moving out of the suburbs and into the city. If you are thinking about downsizing, here are a few tips to get you started. Step One: Call In the Expert Once […]Read More »
  • The Psychology Of Buying A House

    The Psychology Of Buying A House

    Selling your home can be an emotional road. This is something you spent your entire life in, your refuge from the world. These emotions can influence the buying and selling process. It’s a fact of life: Homes come with far more emotional weight than any other investment we make. A home is a refuge from […]Read More »
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    Buying And Selling A House With Solar Panels

    Solar panels have major benefit for both the environment and your wallet. But how do the complicate the home buying/selling process? There is an abundance of reasons why buying a house with solar panels is a great idea, but there are also some negatives that can arise when a house is being sold. Solar panels […]Read More »
  • Residential Services With Stonebridge Mortgage

    Residential Services With Stonebridge Mortgage

    Stonebridge Mortgage is proud to provide residential services to you. Whether you need a loan officer, reverse mortgage or a mortgage broker we are happy to help you. Here, we treat you like our family. Reverse Mortgage Gresham, OR There are a lot of misconceptions out there when it comes to getting a reverse mortgage […]Read More »
  • Guide To The VW Emissions Recall

    Guide To The VW Emissions Recall

    Since Volkswagen has been accused and admitted to cheating on emissions testing since 2008 according to Consumer Reports, it is important to know which models were affected and to answer any questions you may have. Consumer reports has put together a list of frequently asked questions to help.  Volkswagen is accused of—and has admitted to—circumventing the […]Read More »
  • Mortgage Broker’s From Stonebridge

    Mortgage Broker’s From Stonebridge

    If you need a mortgage broker let Stonebridge Mortgage find you the right one. We know how important this process is for you so you can be secure in knowing that we will make sure this process is as stress free as possible. Getting Started with a Mortgage Broker After coming to a range you […]Read More »
  • Real Estate Loans With Stonebridge

    Real Estate Loans With Stonebridge

    Finding the right real estate loan is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. At Stonebridge we understand that and want to make sure you have the best loan for you and your family. In fact we treat you like our family.  Real Estate Loan Gresham, OR Whether you are […]Read More »
  • Ways To Use Technology To Sell Your Home

    Ways To Use Technology To Sell Your Home

    Technology has boosted several aspects of our lives and now you can use these high tech ways to help sell your home faster! Virtual Staging The tried-and-true method of home staging with over-stuffed rental furniture and some carefully-placed candlesticks and wall art has a new partner, or perhaps new competitor — virtual staging. Thanks to […]Read More »
  • Reverse Mortgage Options With Stonebridge

    Reverse Mortgage Options With Stonebridge

    The decision whether or not to get a reverse loan is a big one. Stonebridge Mortgage Group wants to help you make an informed decision.  Reverse Mortgage Gresham, OR There are a lot of misconceptions out there when it comes to getting a reverse mortgage in Gresham. At Stonebridge Mortgage Group, Inc we strive to […]Read More »
  • Tips For House Hunting In A Seller’s Market

    Tips For House Hunting In A Seller’s Market

    Buying a house in today’s market-a sellers market-is not easy and can often be stressful. The reason it can be so hard to try and buy in today’s market is because for the most part there just aren’t enough houses for sale. Here are a few tips for buying a home in a sellers market. […]Read More »
  • 10 Essential Tips For First-Time Home Buyers

    10 Essential Tips For First-Time Home Buyers

    Home buying can be stressful, and it takes a lot of time and patience to get through. Here are a few tips to help you get through this and into the home of your dreams, ready for home ownership. We talked to Celia Mednick of the Virginia Beach-based Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group to get some […]Read More »
  • Finding The Right Loan Officer

    Finding The Right Loan Officer

      Getting the right loan officer is just as important as the right loan for you. At Stonebridge Mortgage we want to find the right one for you. Specializing in Commercial and Consumer Loans We specialize in both commercial and consumer loans, scouting the right lender to match the right customer credit. Our diligence allows […]Read More »
  • Questions To Ask At An Open House

    Questions To Ask At An Open House

    Open houses are great for getting to know the house you are considering. Having some questions ready at an open house can help you in the long run in knowing the history of the house. Here is a list of questions to ask at an open house from Forbes. 1. How old is the roof? […]Read More »
  • How to Plan an Affordable Family Road Trip

    How to Plan an Affordable Family Road Trip

    Want to get away this summer, but don’t have the budget for plane tickets and fancy hotels? A great way to enjoy a family vacation without breaking your bank is to plan a road trip. While there are still many expenses to consider when roadtripping, if you are strategic in your planning you can have […]Read More »
  • 11 Home Updates that Are Worth the Money

    11 Home Updates that Are Worth the Money

    If you’re think of selling your home or if you’re just wanting to make some improvements to your house, updating features and adding certain elements can contribute greatly to the value and appeal of your home. The hard part is knowing what updates are a waste and what home improvements are worth the investment. To […]Read More »
  • Finding the Right Mortgage

    Finding the Right Mortgage

    If you are planning on buying a home soon, one of the first and most important steps in the home-buying process is finding the mortgage that is right for you. Make sure you don’t rush through the process, for a mortgage isn’t something that disappears quickly from your life. Read here about tips and insights […]Read More »
  • 5 Things to Keep in Mind if You are Buying a Home in Retirement

    5 Things to Keep in Mind if You are Buying a Home in Retirement

    If you are looking to downsize your home in your retirement and purchase a smaller, more manageable house, be sure that you crunch the numbers before you decide to put your house on the market. Before you sell and are looking to buy, here are 5 things to keep in mind when buying a home […]Read More »
  • 8 Products on Discount this May

    8 Products on Discount this May

    Looking to do some shopping soon? May is a great month if you’re looking for a deal! While there are lots of discounts around for the month of May, if you can hold out until Memorial Day, you will likely find the best prices then! Read up on 8 products that you’ll find for cheap […]Read More »
  • 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying or Selling a Home

    5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying or Selling a Home

    If you are gearing up to buy a home in 2016, make sure you do some market research before you begin the process! Whether you are a first time home buyer, or if you haven’t been through the home-buying process in a few years, it always helps to do some research. To help you out, […]Read More »
  • Five Tips for Buying Your First Home

    Five Tips for Buying Your First Home

    If you are a first time home buyer, the process of purchasing your first home can be overwhelming and daunting. To help make the process go smoother, we have five suggestions for getting yourself organized and prepared to start the process of shopping for and buying your first home:  Check your credit The homebuyer’s credit […]Read More »
  • Watch Out for Tax Penalties!

    Watch Out for Tax Penalties!

    Tax day has passed, but did you miss the April 18th deadline? If you missed the tax deadline this year, it is important to keep in mind what this means for your situation as far as IRS-related charges and penalties. Find out more about the situations surrounding missing the tax deadline:  If you didn’t file […]Read More »
  • Have old electronics to get rid of? Here’s how to recycle them

    Have old electronics to get rid of? Here’s how to recycle them

    We all use technological devices daily, but none of these devices last forever. When your computer, cell phone, camera, or other gadget has given up the ghost, what do you do with it? Rather than shove it away into a dark drawer or dusty garage shelf, there are lots of ways to pass on and […]Read More »
  • First Home? Here are the best ways to borrow

    First Home? Here are the best ways to borrow

    If you are a recent college graduate, or a millennial who is tired of dealing with landlords and rental apartments, buying a home might be more of an option than you originally thought! Finding the mortgage option that works for your financial situation is possible… All you need to do is some research! To get […]Read More »
  • 4 Loan Myths that Deter Veteran Home Buyers

    4 Loan Myths that Deter Veteran Home Buyers

    If you are a veteran, and have put off buying a home because of the bad reputation you have heard surrounding acquiring VA loans, don’t let this perception hamper you from getting the home loan that is accessible to you. To help quiet the rumors you hear about veterans getting VA loans, here are 4 […]Read More »
  • Avoid Netflix Scams

    Avoid Netflix Scams

    You and your friends and family should be aware of a handful of scams going around that loop back to Netflix. You’ll want to be cautious if you find an email similar to the one below in your inbox. Be aware and enjoy your Watchathon scam-free! Here’s an Apple ID phish from the last few […]Read More »
  • Home Improvement Ideas

    Home Improvement Ideas

    A few small changes can have a huge impact on the overall look and feel of your home. These small, budget-friendly changes can include a simple color addition, switching out light fixtures, utilizing existing organization systems, and more. Check out a few of Better Homes and Gardens, 25 Home Improvement Ideas Under $150 below. Shed a Little Light Beautiful […]Read More »
  • 5 Affordable Home Improvement Projects

    5 Affordable Home Improvement Projects

    Check out these 5 Affordable Home Improvement Projects. Are you looking to spruce things up around the house without paying an arm and a leg to a professional to do a invasive construction work? These projects below provide a way to do it yourself without biting off more than you can chew. 1. Landscaping A […]Read More »
  • Learn which Questions to Ask when Buying a Fixer-Upper

    Learn which Questions to Ask when Buying a Fixer-Upper

    When buying a fixer-upper it can be very easy to bite off more than you can chew. When an agent uses the term “fixer-upper” it could mean anything from a total disaster to a nice place that needs some cosmetic work. Know what you’re getting yourself into before finalizing the deal. Learn which Questions to Ask When […]Read More »
  • The Best Windows for your Climate

    The Best Windows for your Climate

    You may be installing new windows this spring or summer, a popular time to have this home improvement project completed. The weather may be great when you’re shopping but don’t forget about the importance of energy efficiency, leak protection and wind resistance for the remainder of the year. You’ll also want to consider your home’s color scheme and structure […]Read More »
  • 7 Tips for Designing the Best Outdoor Kitchen

    7 Tips for Designing the Best Outdoor Kitchen

    Expanding your living space to the outdoors helps your home to feel open and inviting. An outdoor kitchen is a great way to pull friends and family outside for fresh air and great food. Make your outdoor kitchen an experience everyone will want to enjoy all year long with these 7 tips for designing the best outdoor […]Read More »
  • Find the Best Mower or Tractor for Your Yard

    Find the Best Mower or Tractor for Your Yard

    How is your yard looking? If you’re in need of a new lawn mower you’ve come to the right place. Deciding between a manual mower, self-propelled mower, push mower or even a lawn tracker will help narrow down your options and provide you a starting point. Discover which lawn mower or lawn tractor is best suited for […]Read More »
  • 5 Tips for Selling Your Home This Spring

    5 Tips for Selling Your Home This Spring

    Spring is a great time to sell! With many potential buyer looking at the home market in the spring time, if you’re planning on selling, now is the time to get prepared! In order to make your home shine, there are a few important steps you can take before you put your house on the […]Read More »
  • Top Five Home Remodeling Trends in 2016

    Top Five Home Remodeling Trends in 2016

      Considering a home remodel this spring? If you are planning on making some changes to your home, consider the most recent trends in home design and remodeling to make sure your remodel is current, functional, and adds the maximum possible amount of value to your home. Read about the 5 home remodeling trends in […]Read More »
  • Don’t Overlook the Earned Income Tax Credit

    Don’t Overlook the Earned Income Tax Credit

    When you are doing your taxes this year, don’t forget about the Earned Income Tax Credit that goes unclaimed by many every year. The Earned Income Tax Credit can give you a return of a couple thousand dollars, but 1 in 5 households eligible for the income tax credit claim it on the taxes! Find […]Read More »
  • Millennials Buying Houses in The Suburbs

    Millennials Buying Houses in The Suburbs

        Millennials, or Generation Y, are coming into home ownership. While many individuals of the Millennial age choose to live in urban apartments, a recent trend suggests that Millennials are moving to the suburbs and buying houses, just as generations before. Read more here:  Maybe millennials aren’t so different after all. There’s been widespread […]Read More »
  • 8 Terms to Know When Buying a House

    8 Terms to Know When Buying a House

      If you are a first-time home buyer, you might run into some unfamiliar terms as you complete the process of buying a house. To make things a little easier for you, here are 8 important terms you’ll probably see in paper work when as you are looking for and closing on a house:  1. […]Read More »
  • 12 Tax Scams to Look Out for in 2016

    12 Tax Scams to Look Out for in 2016

    Tax season is here! While you’re collecting your paperwork and getting your financial records in order, don’t let your guard down this season when it comes to filing your taxes. Scammers today are on the prowl to steal your money and your personal information: Tax Scams to Watch For This year’s tax scams lineup includes: […]Read More »
  • 5 Wants to Budge on When Buying a House

    5 Wants to Budge on When Buying a House

    Searching for a house that fulfills every expectation you have for your “dream home”? If you have a long list of must-haves when it comes to finding a new home, there are a few things on your list which might be worth compromising for. Here is a list of 5 things you might consider being […]Read More »
  • Buying a Car for a Teen Driver

    Buying a Car for a Teen Driver

    New driver in the family? If your teen is now behind the wheel, the need for an additional car for the family soon follows. Picking the right car for a teenager can be a challenge, but some of the research is already done for you. Read here about what to look for in a teen-safe […]Read More »
  • Prepare Your Taxes Online For Free

    Prepare Your Taxes Online For Free

    Tax season is here! While taxes are something that few people look forward to, everyone need not dread filing taxes. There are many resources for people to use when doing their taxes that can make the process of preparing taxes easy (and FREE) for you. Read about online services that will let you file your state […]Read More »