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  • Love makes A House A Home. Love your home this Valentine's Day

    Love Makes A House A Home. Love your home this Valentine’s Day February 14th, the National Day of Love, Candy, Flowers, and Gifts. One legend suggests the Origin of Valentine’s Day came from the story of St. Valentine who gave his life so couples could be united. February 14th was chosen because it was of ancient belief that lovebirds began to mate on that day.  Today we celebrate Valentines Day as a day of Romance and Love. Here are some tips on how we can show our home some sweetness too. Ge

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  • Do you need 20% down to buy a home? Don't drain your bank account just yet.

    Do you need 20% down to buy a home? Don’t drain your bank account just yet. With home prices on the rise, saving for a down payment might seem out of reach. This is especially true for first time home buyers who don’t have equity in an existing house yet. In 2021 homes saw an appreciation of over 17 percent. The average median house sold in Onondaga County was $185,000.00. That’s $37,000.00 down payment on the 20% rule! Now obviously the less you put down on your mortgage the higher your loan

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  • Three Home Trends for the 2022 Market

    Trend #1: Multi-purpose rooms! People are wanting to spend more time at home and that doesn’t appear to be ending anytime soon. Any rooms or open spaces that you can use in a variety of ways will hold a higher value to potential clients. The larger the room or space, the more uses you can find which drives more value. Some examples of those spaces are: home office, game room, spare bedrooms, home gym, craft room, a study, or a finished basement. If you are currently viewing homes to buy, make

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  • Your Most Valuable Home Buying Resource from Paragon Home Loans

    Your Most Valuable Home Buying Resource (And Beyond!)

    Making the choice to purchase a home is the decision to pave a better future for yourself. It’s a decision that’s equally exhilarating and terrifying. Your home is a long term decision and one of the biggest transactions that you will ever complete. Purchasing a home is much more momentous than purchasing a car, planning a wedding or even selecting a university. Your home is that special place where memories will be made, and loved ones cherished. When it comes to making a purchase that is going

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  • What to Look For In a Lender from Paragon Home Loans

    What to Look For In a Lender

    Buying a home is the biggest transaction of your life. A home costs at least triple the amount of a car and a mortgage lasts five times as long as an auto loan. As one of the biggest purchases of your life, choosing the right team has never been more important. Most homebuyers know that they need to choose a real estate agent, preferably one who is knowledgeable in the area that they are looking in, but many forget that they also need to choose who is going to finance their loan. This is a proce

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