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“Jingle All the Way” Shadow Box

Today’s blog is: “Jingle All the Way” Shadow Box. This is a beautiful and festive way to decorate your home or office for the holiday season. Our shadow box was inspired by Kerri Bradford’s tutorial. You will need: 25” w x 10.25” h x 1.2” d shadow box “Jingle All the Way” message, (make yourself […]

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DIY Holiday Mesh Wreath

12 Days of Holiday Crafts – Day #4: Holiday Mesh Wreath. A great way to add curb appeal to a home, especially in the holidays, is to dress up your entryway. The easiest way to do this is to hang a wreath on your front door. Not only will it bring out the colors of […]

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Holiday Light-Up Sign

Today’s blog is: Holiday Light-Up Sign. This is a creative and beautiful way to decorate your home for the holidays. This tutorial was inspired by Hometalk’s tutorial.             You will need: 16”x20” canvas Snowflake stickers (make them yourself, or buy them) A sticker with the message you want on your […]

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DIY Sweater Pillows

12 Days of Holiday Crafts – Day #2: DIY Sweater Pillows. If you live in a part of the country (or the world) where winter hits you with cold and snow, then you probably associate it with wearing big comfy sweaters. It seems to be a staple of the holiday season to have sweater pillows […]

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Holiday Wreath Card Holder

Today is the first day of NFM Lending’s 12 days of Holiday Crafts. We created these blogs to share with you the handmade items we crafted for our 2nd Annual Support Our Troops Drive Silent Auction. All the proceeds from the auction went to this year’s Support Our Troops Drive, in which we boxed and […]

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Can Getting a New Job Affect Your Mortgage Application?

When you submit an application for a home loan, one factor a lender will take into consideration is your employment history. A recent job change, a gap in work history, or a change in pay structure can all affect the home loan you qualify for. Lee Killen, a Branch Manager at NFM Lending, answered some […]

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Quick Fall Crafts and Decorating

Short on time, but want to do some DIY fall decorating? These crafts are inexpensive, beautiful, and perfect for putting you and your family in the right frame of mind for the fall season. Stenciled Pumpkins Are you not in the mood or just don’t have time to carve a jack-o-lantern this year? Want to […]

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What TRID means for Real Estate Agents

The TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) Rule will take effect on October 3, 2015. TRID will significantly change the way real estate transactions are processed and settled. To avoid delays and to ensure that each settlement goes as smoothly as possible, it is important for real estate agents to be informed of all of the changes […]

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CFPB Releases New Online Tools for Consumers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has released new online tools on their “Owning a Home” landing page. These tools are aimed at helping consumers better understand the mortgage process, in preparation for the TILA-RESPA Integrated Closing Disclosures (TRID), or the Know Before You Owe Rule, which goes into effect October 3, 2015. The new […]

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