Home improvement

All You Need to Know About HELOCs

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As you pay down your mortgage or the value of your home increases, you develop equity. When you have equity built up in your home, borrowing against it with a Home Equity Lines of Credit (HELOCs) is a great way to tap into the money when you need it most. Many people take out a HELOC to finance home improvements, pay for college education, cover unforeseen medical costs, and many other purposes. Here’s all you need to know about HELOCs.

Do It Yourself or Leave it to the Pros?

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In today’s world, when you can practically look up how to do any project online, it’s tempting to want to do it yourself, but it isn’t always the best choice. Attempting to do a home improvement or repair project on your own can often times end up costing more time, money and problems than it’s worth. Here are some tips to determine when to do it yourself, and when to leave it to the pros.

Top DIY Home Improvements

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Your home is where you spend a good portion of your time. It’s where you and your family create happy memories. It’s understandable that you’d want your home to be just the way you want it. However, it can be expensive to hire a professional to renovate parts of your home. If you want to freshen up your home without the added expense of a contractor, here are some DIY home improvements to try, if you’re feeling handy.

How to Recognize Home Improvement Scams

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Home improvement season is here! If you’re hiring a company to make improvements on your home this summer, be on the lookout for scams. Home improvement scams are more common than you might think, and can end up costing you a lot. 

A salesman can con a homeowner by doing sloppy work that requires more repair down the line, leaving a job unfinished, or even making off with their pay and doing no work at all. Don’t let this happen to you. Read on for eight ways to recognize a home improvement scam.