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How to Make a Successful Mortgage Application

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mortgage-agreement-essayWhen you want to get financing for buying a home, you have to ensure that your mortgage application will be perfect. Otherwise, you risk getting rejected and this will have serious consequences. Firstly, you will not get the home you have been dreaming of. What’s more, the rejection will have a negative impact on your credit score and consequently on any future applications. For these reasons, you must use all available advice which will help you apply successfully.

Meet all new requirements.

In 2014, the lenders’ are legally required to pose stricter requirements on mortgage borrowers. You must have credit-to-income ration which is lower than 43%. You must provide full documentation on all of your major financial transactions for the past two years plus pay slips and bank account statements.

The other requirements have not changed, but you must ensure that you meet them. You will need credit score of…

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My Kitchen Secret Weapon

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Kitchen Secret Weapon

In my opinion, being organized is very simple if you have the right tools.  One of my favorite ways to stay organized (and sanitary!), is excessive use of Sharpies.  Yes, Sharpies.  I carry one in my purse at all times, but I think that really comes from my event planning background.  It’s so useful in the kitchen, too!


We keep one on the window sill above our sink for easy access.  Every time we open something that will then live in the fridge, we write the date that we opened it on the container.  Same goes for spices and baking materials.  It may seem simple, but it can really help ensure the quality of the food you prepare.  Let me save you the sob story on the 3+ batches of sugar cookies I recently attempted using old baking materials.  Use the Sharpie and enjoy better food!


– Abigail –

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Professional Tips On Organizing Your Kitchen

WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Did you know January is National Get Organized month? This week, the WCCO Morning Show is focusing on what many of you listed as a top New Year’s resolution — getting organized — and how you can keep the trend going throughout 2014.

Jason DeRusha asked a professional organizer to help us, help you … but not before first concentrating on whipping his house into shape.

The first place DeRusha took Diana Allard of Efficient Spaces Organizing Services in Plymouth was the kitchen. As is the case with many people, the kitchen is where piles of mail and bills flood counters and where cabinets become jam-packed with food and sundries.

“What you’re trying to do is keep the like with the like,” Allard said. “Have your baking items together.”

Allard said that it’s best to start with just one single cabinet.

“One of the things I like…

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