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Homes & Real Estate

Ready to buy a home? Mortgage interest rates are rising…
Ready to buy a home? Mortgage interest rates are rising… Mortgages January 18, 2018
The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose above 4% for the first time since May 2017, according to the latest Freddie…
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Energy bill hack: How a spare Lego can save you $100s this winter Homes & Real Estate January 17, 2018
As winter weather takes aim at a large swatch of the United States, a lot of folks are left dialing…
These states are fighting for lower electric and gas rates for you!
These states are fighting for lower electric and gas rates for you! Homes & Real Estate January 16, 2018
Think your heating bill is too expensive? Your state could be advocating for your right to pay less when you…
CES 2018: DIY system touts new way to prevent water leaks in your home
CES 2018: DIY system touts new way to prevent water leaks in your home Mobile & Electronics January 9, 2018
You can spend a small fortune repairing water damage in your residence, not to mention labor and supply costs for…
The cost of home insurance is going up…here’s what to do about it!
The cost of home insurance is going up…here’s what to do about it! Insurance January 4, 2018
The year 2017 was fraught with natural disasters that cost many people dearly in life, limb and property. Between major…
A monthly New Year’s plan to declutter your home
A monthly New Year’s plan to declutter your home Homes & Real Estate December 31, 2017
When the holidays are over, do you panic wondering what to do with all the gifts, new holiday decor and…
13 things a burglar won’t tell you
13 things a burglar won’t tell you Homes & Real Estate December 18, 2017
The holidays are prime time for thieves! So to help you protect your home from crooks this season, Reader's Digest put together…
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Sun burn: Tesla takeover of Solar City dampened installs nationwide Homes & Real Estate December 15, 2017
Tesla envisioned a bright future for solar energy in the United States when it took over Solar City in 2016.…
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RECALL ALERT: Portable generators by Westinghouse could overheat and catch fire Recalls December 11, 2017
Portable generators can give you peace of mind in the event of a natural disaster or when unexpected winter weather…
Take these important steps when renting an Airbnb
Take these important steps when renting an Airbnb Travel December 7, 2017
You have some vacation time and you want to visit a far-away city. You have a basic idea of what…
Baby boomers are loving the apartment life these days
Baby boomers are loving the apartment life these days Home December 5, 2017
When you think of a baby boomer's home, one might envision an older man or woman settling down in a…
5 ways to winterize windows and keep your home warm
5 ways to winterize windows and keep your home warm Homes & Real Estate December 1, 2017
You welcome winter — the promise of a silent overnight snowfall, lacy, leafless trees smothered in a white blanket knit…
Mortgage and retirement
Should you pay off your mortgage before you retire? Money & Credit November 29, 2017
Among the central issues of retirement planning is whether you should pay off your mortgage before you stop working. While…
You won’t believe how much money LED Christmas lights can save you!
You won’t believe how much money LED Christmas lights can save you! Life November 29, 2017
When it's time to deck the halls (and exterior) of your home with Christmas lights, the kind of bulb you…
This affordable housing strategy is a win-win for baby boomers and millennials
This affordable housing strategy is a win-win for baby boomers and millennials Homes & Real Estate November 8, 2017
In cities across America, there are millennials struggling to find affordable housing and baby boomers who want to stay in…
Buy or lease a vehicle? New numbers show monthly payments in both scenarios
Buy or lease a vehicle? New numbers show monthly payments in both scenarios Leasing November 3, 2017
If you're looking at buying a new car, the word "leasing" has probably crossed your mind. Dealerships push leases pretty…
Americans spend most of their money on these 3 things
Americans spend most of their money on these 3 things Money & Credit November 1, 2017
When you're trying to save more money — for both now and down the road — there are plenty of successful strategies…
Lumber Liquidators to pay $36M to settle lawsuits over toxic flooring
Lumber Liquidators to pay $36M to settle lawsuits over toxic flooring Homes & Real Estate October 29, 2017
Lumber Liquidators has agreed to pay $36 million to settle two class-action lawsuits that accused the company of selling flooring…
The best time of the year to buy a starter home
The best time of the year to buy a starter home Homes & Real Estate October 27, 2017
If you're in the market for a starter home, you may want to begin your search ASAP! Although many people…
DIY home improvement tips
10 cheap DIY home renovations for the thrifty homeowner Homes & Real Estate October 26, 2017
Whether you’re preparing to sell your home or staying put and craving a refresh, you may be concerned about how…
Pro tips: How to find the best real estate agent for you
Pro tips: How to find the best real estate agent for you Homes & Real Estate October 25, 2017
Finding the right real estate agent is like finding someone to spend your life with: it may take longer than…
Broken LED bulb and super glue
Is the front of your LED bulb broken? Don’t throw it out — fix it! Homes & Real Estate October 23, 2017
For years, I'd heard about how LED bulbs have a microchip inside them, but I'd never actually seen one —…
Natural gas flame burning on stove top
How to switch your natural gas provider in 4 easy steps Money & Credit October 19, 2017
Fall is a great time to lock in your natural gas rate if you live in a state where the…
These are the top 50 rat-infested cities in America
These are the top 50 rat-infested cities in America Health October 19, 2017
For the third consecutive ranking, Chicago is the worst city in America for rats, according to a new study from…
Cold reality: Get ready for an 18% spike in winter energy costs
Cold reality: Get ready for an 18% spike in winter energy costs Home Ownership October 16, 2017
Do you love winter? The extended forecast calls for Jack Frost to nip at your nose and leave you with…
Georgia natural gas guide
Georgia natural gas guide Homes & Real Estate October 16, 2017
Money expert Clark Howard says you should lock your natural gas rates in now, as they are likely to rise…
How to lease a home with an option to purchase
How to lease a home with an option to purchase Homes & Real Estate October 9, 2017
Have you ever thought about how to lease a home with an option to purchase? This might be a solid…
Home security system
Your guide to DIY home security systems Improvements & Security October 2, 2017
Everyone likes to feel safe and the security of yourself and your family probably ranks pretty high on the list…
Here are the 20 metro areas with the most flipped homes
Here are the 20 metro areas with the most flipped homes Homes & Real Estate September 28, 2017
The art of house-flipping is on the rise thanks to the popularity of reality TV shows like HGTV’s "Flip or…
Boy builds tiny house
How a 13-year-old built his own tiny house for $1,500 Homes & Real Estate September 27, 2017
A 13-year-old boy is making headlines this week after building his own home for $1,500, according to multiple news reports.…
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