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2017's Best and Worst States to Retire

Do you dream of retiring in sunny Florida where the beaches are always beautiful and the sunsets even more stunning? Or do you see yourself bundled up in front of a log fire somewhere in the Alaskan wilderness? Wherever you might envision yourself retiring, you'll want to see how Wallethub ranks 2017's best and worst states to retire.... Read More >



Home Improvements That Could Earn a Tax Break

It's officially tax season, and we've got a great reason why you shouldn't put off filing your taxes like you do every year! Did you make any home improvements in 2016? Well, you just might catch a tax break if you did! Credit.com lists the improvements that might be able to save you a buck or two when you file your taxes this year!... Read More >



20 Percent Down- A Thing in the Past?

Surveys show that one of the most challenging obstacles to buying a home, especially for first-time buyers, is saving enough money for the down payment. In fact, saving for a 20% down payment on an average home could take an average wage earner many years. Most Millennials believe that a 20% down payment is an absolute requirement and 73% of those 19-35 are unaware of low down payment mortgage options.... Read More >



Homeownership: A Millennial's Anti-Student Loan?

Forget the “gut level” calls from older pundits — where home buying is concerned, it’s beginning to look like millennials aren’t as averse to the concept as we’ve been told. They were just too young—until now.... Read More >



Tips for Maintaining a Tidy Home

Whether you’re just spraying down your counters or getting down and dirty with your tile floors, it’s always true that chipping away a little bit every day always makes things a little easier.... Read More >



Best Housewarming Gifts for New Neighbors This Spring

Reaching out to new neighbors with a housewarming gift is one of the quickest ways to build community and establish a friendly atmosphere in your neighborhood. Moving is a stressful time, with complex logistics and mortgage paperwork, so an unexpected gift of any kind will bring delight. However, even if you don’t know your neighbors well yet, choosing the right gift doesn’t have to be a challenge.... Read More >



Your Credit Score, Debunked!

You probably know credit scores exist, but do you know what your credit score is? Could you explain to someone why your credit score is what it is? Do you know why it matters? If you answered no to any of those questions, you could be hurting your financial future without even realizing it.... Read More >



What $500K Can Get You in Five of America's Top Housing Markets

If you're in the market for a new home and your budget is right around $500k, you're in luck. There are plenty of breathtaking options around the country that will fit the bill perfectly. The decision simply comes down to what style of home you prefer and where in the country you want to live.... Read More >



Ten Home Design Instagram Accounts We Can't Get Enough Of

Is it time to add some spice to your daily Instagram scroll? If so, look no further. These 10 Instagram handles have us oooh-ing and aww-ing over some of the most distinctive and inspirational décor the internet has to offer. So whether you’re a first-time homebuyer on a mission for cheap home-hacks or you’re a well-seasoned dweller looking for your next design update, these 10 accounts are sure to deliver just what the doctor prescribed.... Read More >



A Guide to Pet Proofing Your Home

Let's face it, pets rule our lives. From dictating our schedules to determining the neighborhoods we live in, our furry friends put a lot of emphasis on the decisions we make. And when it comes to our homes, that's no exception. In this infographic by Trade Price Tiles, they show how to best pet-proof your home.... Read More >



What Does Your Front Door Say About You?

We often use color to express ourselves—in our clothes, our decor, our art. And credible psychology has linked color to certain personalities—the feelings they evoke and what they say about you. That means the color of your front door says something, too! It’s one of the first things guests see when they visit your home, so look through these 14 front door colors to make sure you’re giving off the first impression you want to send.... Read More >



14 Design Tricks to Make Your Home Feel Larger

Have you ever watched those home decorating shows and wondered how they made a tiny space look larger after furnishing it? Low and behold, there’s actually a lot of planning that goes into decorating tight spaces. Fortunately, Amara created this infographic to take the guess-work out of the equation. So if you’re in a crunch for space, these design tricks may be the key to your decorating success.... Read More >



Helping Hands for February 2016

Stay in the loop with Eagle Home Mortgage's Helping Hands with this month's newsletter! Since 2014, Helping Hands has actively been helping members and organizations throughout Oregon and Washington's local communities. From "Meals on Wheels" to "Camp Courage's Military Care Packages," here's what is going on within our charitable organization at Eagle Home Mortgage.... Read More >



5 Ways to Boost Your Credit Score in 2016

In 2016 we welcome a new chapter in our lives with our New Year's resolutions. Our resolution may be to work... Read More >



Turn your roof into a power plant: A homeowner’s guide to solar energy

There’s been a lot of talk in the media recently about solar energy. But what’s that got to do with you, right? In actuality, it could be a lot more beneficial than the average American homeowner realizes. Consumer Reports explains what you need to know about installing solar panels and how you could benefit.... Read More >