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Obtaining a Mortgage and Your Credit Score

Obtaining a Mortgage and Your Credit Score

[ 0 ] October 10, 2012

How does your credit score affect your ability to buy a home? In this piece from RISMedia, they discuss how your credit score is calculated, how the different credit bureaus report your scores to your lender, and what you can do to improve your scores. http://rismedia.com/2012-10-09/knowing-the-score-on-mortgage-credit/

FrogBox Madison partners with Goodwill Industries of South Central Wisconsin

FrogBox Madison partners with Goodwill Industries of South Central Wisconsin

[ 0 ] September 5, 2012

  Packing for a move is great time to purge your stuff. As you sift through possibly years of accumulated belongings you’ll no doubt come across some things you no longer use or need.  Instead of spending time packing those things why not donate them and contribute to a great cause.  FrogBox Madison has partnered with Goodwill […]

Buyer and Seller Tips for the Spring Market

Buyer and Seller Tips for the Spring Market

[ 0 ] May 8, 2012

Buyer and Seller tips for the Spring Market You always hear that spring and summer are the best seasons to buy a new home.  Because there is so much competition in these seasons to buy and sell, it can be a very stressful time to be part of the real estate market. You should always […]

Moving Made Easy!

Moving Made Easy!

[ 0 ] January 9, 2012

This is a guest blog written by Matthew Harbut from FROGBOX. These days there are many resources to help us live sustainably at home but what about the process of moving into our homes. The average American will move about 11 times in their lifetime so the choices we make at moving time can have […]

The Downsides of Renting

The Downsides of Renting

[ 0 ] December 6, 2011

  The Downsides of Renting  Many people would rather rent property than own their own home because of the affordability, convenience, and availability.  However, in the present and coming future, these qualities of renting may not be as appealing as they once were.  The rental rates have continued to rise as supply goes up and […]

Why NOW is the Time to Buy a House!

Why NOW is the Time to Buy a House!

[ 0 ] November 16, 2011

Why NOW is the Time to Buy a House!      We have all heard what the media has been saying: “The housing market is horrible…Don’t buy now”.  In reality, prices of homes are decreasing and are expected to decrease through at least the first part of next year.   So if you are looking to buy […]

How to Assess the Real Cost of a Fixer-Upper House

How to Assess the Real Cost of a Fixer-Upper House

[ 0 ] June 21, 2011

By: G. M. Filisko When you buy a fixer-upper house, you can save a ton of money, or get yourself in a financial fix. 1. Decide what you can do yourself TV remodeling shows make home improvement work look like a snap. In the real world, attempting a difficult remodeling job that you don’t know how […]

owning more affordable than rent in Dane County

Owning a Home More Affordable Than Renting

[ 0 ] June 8, 2011

It is a common misconception among renters that homeownership is truly within their reach and can be more affordable than renting.   It may also be surprising to note that you don’t need a large income or down payment to get the ball rolling. For example, a yearly income of $50,000 qualifies you for an […]

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7 Tips for Improving Your Credit

[ 0 ] May 31, 2011

Getting the loan that suits your situation at the best possible price and terms makes homebuying easier and more affordable. Here are seven ways to boost your credit score so you can do just that.

Home Buyers: Security and Lifestyle over Financial Decision

Home Buyers: Security and Lifestyle over Financial Decision

[ 1 ] March 28, 2011

It is easy to get caught up in the numbers and statistics when it comes to examining real estate transactions because they are easy to graph, break down and analyze.  However in doing so, we overlook the importance of emotions when making a purchase. According to the National Housing Survey conducted in February of 2011 […]