Claire Bastien

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How to Qualify for a Mortgage and Decrease Student Loan Debt

by on March 10th, 2016 Leave a Comment

Student loan debt is in the news daily and it’s no secret it can slow your opportunities for home ownership, if you let it.  There are lending options that allow alternatives and it’s worth a look to find out when you might qualify even if you have to wait it out a few months longer. […]


What Does it Cost to Buy a Home?

by on February 10th, 2016 Leave a Comment

While most Buyers focus on the bottom line, what the monthly house payment will look like, what they often don’t take into account is the amount of cash needed up front to purchase a home, not including the down payment.  When Buyers approach me my first question is “Do you have a Lender?”  Some Buyers […]


How to Make Your New Home Garden Safe for Bees

by on October 30th, 2014 Leave a Comment

When you think about buying a new home, Landscaping and Gardening are probably not the highest items on the list of requirements to getting into a new property.  It always helps if the home already has great landscaping and plants but that is not always the case.  Often the gardens have been somewhat neglected or […]

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