Changes to the STAR property tax relief program will affect new homeowners

Changes are bring make to the New York State STAR Program that will affect new homeowners.
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Trusting relationships and expert advice can help young adults make smarter financial decisions, saving thousands.

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Six Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

Find out tips that will help you out if you're buying a home for the first time!
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Four tips to maintain a healthy mortgage pre-approval.

Helpful hints from our mortgage team about pre-approvals.
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Tax Scams to Watch Out For in 2016

It’s tax season, which means it’s also tax “scam” season. We’ve done the research to uncover some of the most popular scams out there right now and provide action steps in case you suspect someone is trying to pull one over on you.
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5 Critical Financial Topics to Talk About With Aging Parents

We want to protect our parents and their financial assets the same way they protected us. Doing so can feel overwhelming considering many of us are balancing a lot in our lives: kids, grandkids, our own finances, and then some. To simplify the process, here are five financial topics to discuss with your parents now to ensure their wishes are known and plans are made.
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Tips to Avoid Gas Station Credit Card Skimmers

Local authorities issued a warning at the end of 2015 to be aware of thieves installing devices at gas stations to read and steal information off credit cards. Police across the country are generally seeing an increase in this fraudulent activity since gas stations will be one of the last to implement the latest in...
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What's New With The EMV Chipped Cards

By now you should have noticed that your new debit card has a small chip built right into it. The EMV chip helps provide a higher level of security to protect you against counterfeit fraud. This happens when someone tries to copy your credit card information to create a fake duplicate card. October 1st marked the date by which if someone were to...
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Preparing Your Credit for Mortgage Financing

There are many misconceptions about what you need to do to get your credit ready for financing your new home or refinancing your existing mortgage. Here are five valuable tips to get yourself on the right track.
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Location, Location, Location

This phrase has been uttered countless times. Real estate professionals have always preached that a house’s value is based on many things, but none more than its location. Location is also an important consideration when choosing a mortgage lender. A search for “local mortgage lender vs big bank” will present a lot of strong opinions and some heated debates. In the end, if a home-buyer focuses on the things they can control it will make the transaction much less stressful.
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