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Fixed and Adjustable Rate Mortgage Basics

With mortgage rates at some of the lowest levels in decades, many borrowers are considering whether a fixed rate or adjustable rate mortgage is better suited for their needs. We are going to walk you through the two main mortgage options that you can select from, along with the core benefits and some of the […]

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What Are Closing Costs?

When you’re ready to purchase home, it’s necessary to have some cash assets ready to cover the expenses that cannot be added to your mortgage. A portion of these expenses that you’ll need to pay in cash are the closing costs. While many first time home buyers may expect from watching real estate shows that […]

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Should You Spend The Full Mortgage Amount You’re Approved For?

When you’ve gotten a pre-approval from your mortgage lender, you’re ready to start shopping for a home. While your pre-approval tells you how much the bank thinks you can afford, many first time buyers in particular wonder if they should actually spend as much as they’ve been approved for. The first thing to note is […]

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Can You Change Jobs Before Closing on Your Home?

Some of life’s biggest changes occur at the same time, even when you don’t plan it that way. It may just happen that you get a job offer that could greatly benefit your career with your closing date looming just weeks ahead. While your first instinct may be to reply with an ecstatic “YES!”; you […]

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Home Purchase Escrow Basics: What You Need to Know

You’ve likely heard the phrase “We’re in escrow!” before, but what does it mean? It’s always presented as though it’s positive and as though a house purchase is a done deal. Both of these things are true, but you do need to understand the process in order to be adequately prepared when the time comes. […]

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Meet Your Army: Guard officer mentors future leaders

By Don Wagner March 23, 2017 FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (Army News Service) — Lt. Col. Tanya Renee Trout was abandoned at birth in Seoul, Korea, but adopted by a U.S. non-commissioned officer and his wife. She came to the states at 4 months old and became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1977. Now […]

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National Guard sisters in service

By Sgt. 1st Class Whitney Hughes March 23, 2017 HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. — When Massachusetts Army National Guard’s newly promoted Maj. Molly Alesch spoke at her promotion ceremony, March 17, here, she echoed one of the most common stories, that her father had served in the U.S. Army. However, when it came to […]

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IMCOM-Europe announces 2017 Best Warrior Competition winners

By Mr. Stephen Baack (IMCOM) March 23, 2017 ANSBACH, Germany (March 23, 2017) — Today, Installation Management Command-Europe announced the winners of this year’s Best Warrior Competition during a ceremony at the Von Steuben Community Center here. Staff Sgt. Brendan Hagens of U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden earned the title of Best Warrior in the noncommissioned […]

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Army wives in the running for 2017 Military Spouse of the Year

By Sean KimmonsMarch 23, 2017 FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (Army News Service) — When Rhiannon Knutson found out a group of her friends and co-workers had nominated her for the National Guard’s military spouse of the year, she burst into tears of joy. “It made me cry to know that people took time out […]

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Women generals recall turning points in their careers

By David Vergun March 23, 2017 WASHINGTON (Army News Service) — Many in the Army can identify a turning point in their lives when service to country became deep and personal. For many, that moment was Sept. 11, 2001. For Brig. Gen. Patricia Frost, the moment came earlier in her Army career, during the fall […]

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