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How Active Duty Members Get Paid Internships with Local and National Businesses

The Department of Defense (DoD) Skillbridge program allows for active duty service members to have paid internships with businesses to ensure a better transition into civilian life. Click here to find out more...




Solutions to the Challenges Military Children Face During PCS Moves and Transitions
The average military child moves approximately six to nine times within their school career. With each relocation brings academic challenges, they often face midyear transitions, extra classes to reach achievement standards, single parent to dual parent transitions when the active-duty member is away, relationship transitions, as well as medical record updates for school protocols. Click here to find out more...



The kitchen is one of the most popular rooms of the house to renovate. Whether you’re thinking of updating the room or completely overhauling it, this month, Military Mutual has you covered. In addition to outlining the five most popular kitchen trends, we also offer tips to help your room appear more spacious and things to consider before you remodel. Click here for more....


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Buying a home is one of the biggest and most exciting purchases of your lifetime. However, what many neglect to remember is that with responsibility comes hard work—in the form of home upkeep. Keeping up with regular home maintenance tasks will keep you from future headaches and wasted money. Click here to read more...

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Back in December, the Federal Reserve raised the key interest rate by a quarter-point to a range of 0.25% to 0.5%, the first rate increase in nearly a decade. While some experts expected the Fed to raise rates gradually this year, some economists expect rates to increase three or four more times by the end of this year. Increases were anticipated to amount to a quarter-point each time, and when they do/did occur were sure to impact mortgage rates. What’s a homebuyer to do? Click here to read more...

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Many sellers try to avoid putting their home on the market during the fall. However, while the spring and summer markets are more popular, the fall market certainly doesn’t disappoint. Follow these tips to help ensure that your house flies off of the market before Old Man Winter arrives. Click here to read more...

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Being grateful on purpose? Yes it can be done, and we should all be practicing this art. This weeks blog has us examining the ways we can all be more purposefully grateful. By practicing the tips provided this week, you will see a noticeable increase in your positivity, productivity, and general outlook on life! Click here to read more...

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Selling your home doesn’t happen overnight. In fact, there are three phases to the process that are essential for a successful sale. Use this collection of tips in each phase to move your home from “For Sale” to “Sold!” Click here to read more...

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The home inspection, one of the most important aspects of a home purchase a new buyer (should) perform with a licensed professional. You the homebuyer, have up to this point, painstakingly searched for a home, possibly submitted multiple offers and negotiated and renegotiated a purchase agreement and somehow managed to get the fridge, washer, and dryer thrown in! But do they work?!! Click here to read more...

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Millions of people indulge in reality television—it’s what we do. In recent years reality TV has expanded to include home improvement shows where seemingly average couples meet with professional decorators and builders, armed with an insane budget and even more insane expectations. Click here to read more... 

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Buying a house is one of the most exciting, and costly, times in your life. While many of the costs are obvious—the down payment, taxes, and utilities—more often than not, a homebuyer will run into various unforeseen costs throughout the process. However, deciphering these expenses beforehand will not only help keep your budget in check but also your nerves at bay—making a smoother process for all parties involved! Click here to read more...

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What's in store for the national real estate market in 2019? While it's impossible to predict the future, experts have outlined forecasts based on current trends. [Some] experts predict another recession is on the horizon, we discuss why you should take these predictions with a grain of salt. Current trends and statistics will help create a better picture for you about the market health. Click here to read more...

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If you’re on the fence of whether to move or not, it’s crucial that the entire family sits down and makes a list of pros and cons. But sometimes, even that’s not enough, and you can be left wondering whether or not it’s the right time to get the moving boxes ready. These are some reasons to keep in mind as you prepare to make this life-changing decision. Click here to read more...

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Now that the the major holiday season is coming to a close, many will start to think of their New Years resolutions. One of the top resolutions year over year is to save more... But are you thinking about in the right way? The financial goals you set in your 20's will differ from your 30's, 40's, 50's and into retirement. This week, we look to provide you with differing financial goals you can set into each decade of your life from your 20's to your 60's to help you build wealth and create a financial legacy. Click here to read more...

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Is Commercial Development affecting the value of your home? If you had to choose between a neighborhood that has a Starbucks, a few grocery stores, and a mall, versus a neighborhood with non of those things, which are you more likely to pick?... Click here to read more about how commercial develop is affecting your homes values. 

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Winter weather usually has everyone hiding indoors - waiting for the spring to start the home buying and selling process. If you are interested in buying or selling a home, don't wait! There are plenty of advantages to buying and selling during the winter season. Click here to read the reasons why the real estate market can be hot during the cold months! 

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Whether you’re interested in buying a home or you’ve just made the switch to homeowner, there are a lot of added responsibilities to prepare for. Even if you’ve made it to closing day and the brunt of the process is over, you’ll want to be prepared for everything that still lies ahead—especially the financials. Click here to read more...

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Among the many changes that joining the military brings, a frequent change in location is sometimes part of the territory. For families, moving often can make it difficult to feel settled in a home, or to even make the commitment associated with home-buying. Click here to read more...

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As technology changes, so too do our homes. The modern house is equipped with an array of energy-efficient solutions—from LED bulbs to geothermal heating and cooling systems—but how can you upgrade your existing systems to be environmentally friendly and cost-efficient? Click here to read more about how to go energy efficient in your home...

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The 4-1-1 on the rent to own process. There are a lot of factors that may prevent someone from making the decision to buy a home. But, one of the most common is a lack of finances. There are more people renting today than any other time since 1965. Click here to read more about the rent-to-own process...

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9 Home Repairs You Can Count On (And When to Expect Them.) If you have ever purchased a home, you know that saving for that down payment is tedious. After budgeting and making financial sacrifices, the last thing any new homeowner wants to worry about is expensive home repairs. But unless you are prepared to ask the right questions of the previous homeowner, you may need to stick to the dreaded budget for longer than you think. Click here to read more about expected home repairs...

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Maybe you’ve been searching for your dream home for months and you just can’t find the right one. You’ve come close, but there’s always something that you just can’t get past: the property backs up to a busy highway; the kitchen is dated and not adjacent to the family room; there’s no room that lends itself to a home office; the garage is detached. No matter what, there doesn’t seem to be a home out there that will fit the bill without investing significant dollars in renovation. Click here to find out more about new builds!...

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Moving Tips for First Time Home-Buyers: If you thought moving into your 900 square-foot apartment was tough, moving into your first home can be a real challenge. It’s hard to make the transition into your first home—knowing what items should be replaced and what needs to be purchased to fill a larger space. Click here to read more about top moving tips when purchasing a home for the first time.

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The Benefits of Buying a Home in Your 20's: Most twenty-somethings envision a life in the big city, working a big city job, and paying rent on a tiny apartment that’s barely big enough to fit a couch in. This is the real estate reality for some millions of young people in the twenty-first century. Click here to learn more about buying a home in your 20's.

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Your Journey to Home Ownership Starts Here: Home ownership is one of the greatest opportunities for establishing a stable financial future. It’s also one of the biggest decisions you’ll make in your life. If you prepare properly, you’ll be able to find a home that suits your needs and your budget. Follow this road map to make your first home buying experience a positive one. Click here to start your journey towards home-ownership.


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