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Housing finance reform gains NAR support

By Charles L. Westmoreland  | Southeast Living The National Association of Realtors (NAR) in June announced its support of a piece of bipartisan legislation that would reform the current U.S. housing finance market, a move the organization believes will better protect taxpayers and provide access to affordable mortgage loans in the long term. (more…)

Got Credit?

By Charles L. Westmoreland  | Southeast Living Our world didn’t always revolve around credit. It used to be families could save their hard-earned dollars and pay cash for a new car, or sometimes even a house. Many of our parents and grandparents grew up learning that if you don’t have the cash to pay for […]

Designing a Landscape Theme

Southeast Living Selecting a landscape design theme is a fun way to express creativity and add uniqueness to your home’s outer beauty. You don’t have to be a landscape architect to create your own personal Eden, but it certainly doesn’t hurt to know a few basic rules of landscape design. (more…)

Surveying the Land(scape)

By Charles L. Westmoreland | Southeast Living Landscaping can be a beast of an endeavor, in both labor and money. It’s important to take a “survey of the land” before starting any home landscaping project. (more…)

May 2011

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Rent Vs. Buy

By Bethany Woods, licensed Mortgage Consultant for Residential Mortgage, LLC (AK#279796 / AK#167729) Which One is Right for You? “Should I rent or buy a home?” As a licensed mortgage consultant, this is a question I hear often. Making this decision comes down to reviewing and comparing the housing market versus the rental market (as analysts […]

Q&A: Realtor Representation Featuring Marty McKeown

Southeast Living Staff Thinking of buying or selling a home all by yourself? Perhaps you don’t think you need assistance, or maybe you’re unsure of what it is exactly that a Realtor does. After all, you’re capable of looking at homes, right? If only it were that simple. Marty McKeown, owner and broker of RE/MAX […]

Affordable Housing, Part II

By Charles L. Westmoreland Cost & Effect: Developing in Juneau Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series. The first part focused on a study conducted by the Juneau Economic Development Council on affordable housing in Juneau. Part two gives the perspective of what Realtors and developers have seen, and what they believe […]

April 2011

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March 2011

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Feeling Like Your Credit is in Disrepair?

Feeling Like Your Credit is in Disrepair? Here are 5 Quick Fixes to Improve Your Score By Vickie Perry As a state and federally-licensed mortgage consultant, I am often asked, “Why should I be concerned about my credit?” When it comes to home loans, the simple answer would be that higher credit scores generally result […]

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