Mary Shelkey-Miller's Blog Posts

Mary Shelkey-Miller's Blog Posts

Jun 16 2019 29668 1
You've been planning this trip for some time and almost every detail has been considered...or has it?  Have you thought about how to protect your home while y...

Apr 29 2019 29668 1
Periodically, you need to rid yourself of things that are taking up you time and space to make room for more of what you like and want.There's a frequently quoted suggestion that i...

Things To Think About When Choosing Terms For Your Mortgage
Affordability, stability and flexibility are the three reasons homebuyers overwhelmingly choose a 30-year term.  The payments are lower, easier to qualify for the mortgag...

Feb 20 2019 29668 1
Most parents don't put a lot of credence in the statements "Everyone is doing it" and "No one does that anymore."  They'll dig a little deeper and get the facts of the si...

Dec 11 2018 29668 1
7 Dos for Open Houses During the Holidays (and 4 Don’ts)By Tom DavidsonSelling a house around the holidays can be a difficult task for your clients. There’s a traditional as...

Nov 13 2018 29668 1
It's been said that if you can find a home that has most of what you want, you should go ahead and purchase it.  Many first-time buyers are using everything they have for...

Sep 11 2018 29668 1
Average Investment in Living Areas What are owners spending their money on to add to the enjoyment of their home? ...

Aug 3 2018 29668 1
Winston Churchill Optimist ...

Jul 24 2018 29668 1
Along with all the planning of what you're going to do and where you're going to stay, consider this checklist to make you feel more comfortable while you're away from home. Ask a...

Jul 18 2018 29668 1
Owning Makes More SenseWhen comparing the cost of owning a home to renting, there is more than the difference in house payment against the rent currently being paid. It very well c...

May 1 2018 29668 1
Overlooked RecordkeepingHomeowners are familiar that they can deduct the interest and property taxes from their income tax returns. They also understand that there is a substantial...

Apr 27 2018 29668 1
Costs More - Takes LongerThe one experience that homeowners can agree upon after completing a remodeling project is that it costs more and takes longer than expected. It doesn't re...

Apr 10 2018 29668 1
"How long do we have to wait to qualify for another mortgage" is the question concerning people who've had a foreclosure, short sale or bankruptcy. The loan types for the new loan ...

Mar 30 2018 29668 1
 Stress:  It can reveal so much  about oneself, your true capacity, what tools you need in your toolbox, your limits, and how to clear those limits away.On...

Mar 27 2018 29668 1
FHA AdvantagesThe Federal Housing Authority, operating under HUD, offers affordable mortgages for tens of thousands of buyers who may not qualify for other types of programs. They ...

Feb 22 2018 29668 1
Think you can't afford a home?  Read this firstHistorical Perspective-2/19/2018In 1968, mortgage rates were 8.5%. The next year, rates went down to 7%. Homeowners could buy a ...

Oct 12 2017 29668 1
Entertainment in the Bismarck/Mandan AreaPeople always say there is nothing to do in ND.  Well I want to share with you a couple sights that show you LOTS of things you can do...

Jun 2 2017 29668 1
Grilling Ideas    I recently read an article about grilling donuts. Can you believe it!?  Who would have ever thought to grill a donut??  Well, it rea...

Apr 7 2017 29668 1
It is that time of year when people are anxious to get out and enjoy the spring and summer weather.  The snow is pretty much gone here so you see more and more people out work...

Mar 2 2017 29668 1
With the nice weather that we've had it FEELS like Spring is already here!!  Well, it IS just around the corner so it's time to start thinking about all the things that you wa...

Feb 1 2017 29668 1
Spring is coming so it's time to start thinking about getting your home ready to sell if that is a plan of yours.  If you are wanting to buy and don't want to move in the wint...

Jan 3 2017 29668 1
What do you do to get thru the long cold winter that we have upon us?Pick something fun that you can do inside so that you don't have to be outside.Bismarck now sports a SkyZone an...

Dec 20 2016 29668 1
What is your GOAL for 2017?  Have you ever set a New Years Resolution only to find that by February you have already broken your resolution?  It's a proven fact that if y...


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