Debbie Dobbins's Blog Posts

Benefits of Becoming a Homeowner

What are the Benefits of Becoming a Homeowner?Every family has a list of important dates. We celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, pet adoptions…and the list goes on. For 64.4 percent 

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How to Increase Net Worth

How Can I Increase My Family’s Net Worth?Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances. Data is collected across all economic and social

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Affordability of a New Home

How to Get a Better Perspective on AffordabilityHeadlines spotlight the fact that buying a home is less affordable today than it was at any other time in more than a decade. Those headlines are

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Making Your Dream Come True

3 Tips for Making Your Dream of Buying A Home Come True [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:Setting up an automatic savings plan that saves a small amount of every check is one of the best ways to save

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Buying a Home by Age 35 Is Worth It Now — and Later

Nicole Christianson, a 26-year-old sales rep, was tired of writing big checks for tiny apartments. And she wanted to do more with her cash than stash it in a savings account.One night, she and her

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Ways Real Estate Can Build Wealth

4 Proven Ways Real Estate Can Build Sizable Family WealthRecently, David Greene, co-host of the BiggerPockets podcast and a nationally renowned author and speaker, wrote an article in

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Millionaire to Millennials

Millionaire To Millennials: Don’t Get Stuck Renting A Home… Buy One!In a CNBC article, self-made millionaire David Bach explained that: “The biggest mistake millennials

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Whose Mortgage Do You Want to Pay?

Whose Mortgage Do You Want to Pay? Yours or Your Landlord’s?There are some people who haven’t purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage.

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Why Homeownership Matters Now More Than Ever

Why Homeownership Matters Now More Than EverStudy after study shows that no matter what generation Americans belong to, the vast majority believe that homeownership is an important part of their

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How to List Your Home for the Best Price

How To List Your Home for the Best PriceIf your plan for 2019 includes selling your home, you will want to pay attention to where experts believe home values are headed. According to the latest 

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Is Money Causing Stress?

Most studies agree that the leading cause of stress is . . . . (drum roll), MONEY!  It took the lead position, you guessed it, about 5 years ago and is maintains its Gold Medal status to this

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Your Greatest Asset is YOU!

Over seven decades ago Napoleon Hill wrote a book called Think and Grow Rich. He put forth the idea that you can think yourself to becoming rich. Millions have read his book and become wealthy and

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Five New Year’s Resolutions to Build Wealth

Five New Year’s Resolutions to Build WealthIt’s 2019 a brand-new year.  Did you ring it in with champagne, fireworks, a kiss, bed at 8 p.m. ignoring the myriad of TV countdowns.;

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A New Beginning

Last November, 2017 I was surprised with a diagnosis of rectal cancer.  My first reaction was "what is it like to die"?  After the initial shock and a loving mother prodding me miles away

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