Posts by: Steph Meyer

Steph Meyer is a contributor to the ForTheBestRate.com Blog and keeps us up to date on interesting happenings within the world of home financing and real estate. She’s got a quick wit and keen eye on making smart financial decisions. My Google Profile+

Real Estate

Why You Should Always Pay Your HOA Dues

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In most cases, planned communities such as condo complexes, town homes, exclusive neighborhoods or suburban housing developments have homeowners associations – a group that handles the maintenance and operation of...

Real Estate

Existing Home Sales Update – January 2013 Data

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They say a seller’s market is on the horizon, as sales increase and home prices steadily rise across the nation. Recent information from the the National Association of Realtors® (NAR)...

Real Estate

St. Louis, MO Real Estate Update

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It appears that the housing market recovery in St. Louis is a little slower than in some of the nation’s larger metro areas. However, many industry professionals agree that with...

Living

Aurora, CO Real Estate Update

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Settled in 1891, the sprawling Denver suburb of Aurora, CO is home to well over 325,000 residents. As one of Denver’s largest outlying communities, Aurora is known for its large...

Mortgage

Three Steps to a Home Buying Budget

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Buying a home is probably the single biggest purchase you will make in your lifetime. Since most people don’t have enough cash to buy a home outright, the majority of...

Living

Real Estate Meets Entertainment Meets Art: You Could Have the Floorplan for the “Mad Men” Office or Carrie Bradshaw’s Apartment on Your Wall

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Looking for a unique holiday gift for the Mad Men fan in your life? Want to impress your interior designer friend while simultaneously owning a piece of pop culture nostalgia?...

Living

Manufactured & Modular Home Construction & Cool Designs

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A common concern among manufactured home buyers is quality construction. Despite phenomenal advances in design and materials used to construct manufactured and modular homes, there’s still an unfair stigma related...

Living

3 Great Cities for Small Businesses

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So where are the best places to start a small business? Take a look at these three popular cities: # 3. San Francisco According to recent post on Mashable.com’s Business...

Real Estate

5 of the Most Expensive Home Repairs

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Home ownership comes with a lot of responsibilities, among which include regular maintenance and making any needed repairs. While many home repairs can be done on a budget, some can...