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energy-smart house
July 06, 2018

You can cut your energy costs this summer by making your home smarter. Check out the energy-smart ideas below to…

Realtor selling home
May 31, 2018

If you’re looking to sell your home and start over somewhere else, you’ll likely want to see that sale happen as…

Make sure your money, and your house, is safe regardless of the economy.
April 12, 2018

The only thing certain about today’s economy is that it is uncertain. Fortunately, you don’t have to give up on the…

For those days when it's too cold to be outside, there's plenty of fun you can have indoors.
February 06, 2018

Winter has plenty of opportunities for fun in the great outdoors. But for those days when it’s just too cold to be…

Check the energy rating when shopping for an Energy Star refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, washer or dryer.
January 24, 2018

Ecologists are always searching for ways to save our environment. Focusing on energy-efficient appliances is one…

Avoid these common first-time homeowners mistakes.
January 19, 2018

Are you a renter thinking about buying your first house? Making the decision to buy your first home is a big step…

This holiday season give your child the gift of giving.
December 08, 2017

The holiday season brings a flurry of frenzied and endless shopping. As a parent, though, you want your kid to…

A computer and a notepad are just two of the items you need to decide if it is time to buy a home.
August 06, 2017

Everyone dreams of owning their own place, but how do you know when you’re ready to buy a home of your own? With…

A new kitchen can have a major impact on the value of your home.
August 06, 2017

Contemplating a move? Undoubtedly the first question on your mind is “What is my home’s value?” From online…

A reverse mortgage can help you stay in your home after retirement while adding to your monthly income.
August 06, 2017

Many home owners at one point or another ask themselves “What is a Reverse Mortgage?” While not for everyone, a…

Signing the papers for a mortgage started with the hard work of savings up the downpayment
August 06, 2017

If you’re thinking of buying a new home, it’s time to start saving for a down payment. A solid down payment makes…

Keys in a door to illustrate the decision to rent vs buy a home
August 06, 2017

For most, one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll ever make is deciding whether to rent or buy a home. Not an…

The interior of a home to illustrate the opportunity to save money by refinancing a mortgage
August 06, 2017

“When should I refinance my home?” is a very common question, quickly followed by “How do I refinance my home?” …

An aerial view of a neighborhood to illustrate an article about finding a neighborhood that suits you.
August 05, 2017

Trying to find the ideal home…in the perfect location? While finding a new neighborhood may sound daunting at first…

Paint brushes illustrating just one of the maintenance tasks that need to be conducted periodically.
August 05, 2017

Owning a home is an exciting but expensive part of life and not only because of the monthly mortgage payments. A…

A house at sunset to illustrate an article on calculating property taxes
August 03, 2017

Calculating property taxes is an important part of understanding the costs of home ownership. The bad news?…

A house cutout surrounded by money to illustrate choosing the right home equity loan
July 31, 2017

Perhaps you’d like to take out a loan against your home’s equity, but have heard interest rates are expected to…