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Home Ownership

Buying a home? Here are 9 costly mortgage mistakes to avoid
Buying a home? Here are 9 costly mortgage mistakes to avoid Homes & Real Estate July 15, 2017
A house will likely be the biggest purchase you make in your lifetime — so you don't want to mess…
Ceiling fan vs. A.C.: How to stay cool and save in the heat
Ceiling fan vs. A.C.: How to stay cool and save in the heat Money & Credit July 6, 2017
When it comes to staying cool in the summertime heat, one of the primary concerns is cost. things can get…
8 home renovation projects to tackle this summer
8 home renovation projects to tackle this summer Homes & Real Estate June 14, 2017
Summer brings pool parties, ice cream and popsicles, playing in the yard…and renovations. Many homeowners find that some home upgrades…
9 air conditioning alternatives
9 air conditioning alternatives Home June 12, 2017
It's a safe bet that you have an air conditioner -- according to the U.S. Department of Energy, two-thirds of…
86% of renters can’t afford to buy a home: Here’s how you can prepare
86% of renters can’t afford to buy a home: Here’s how you can prepare Homes & Real Estate April 10, 2017
Research by Zillow, an online real estate company, found that most Americans who are currently renting either do not have the financial…
5 natural ways to get rid of pests
5 natural ways to get rid of pests Homes & Real Estate April 6, 2017
Our world is filled with chemicals. Pesticides are commonly used as a quick way to get rid of any pests…
What you don’t know about air duct cleaning can hurt you
What you don’t know about air duct cleaning can hurt you Homes & Real Estate March 22, 2017
'Tis the season for a little spring cleaning! If it's been a while since your last air duct cleaning, you're…
How to get that HGTV decorating look you love for a fraction of the cost
How to get that HGTV decorating look you love for a fraction of the cost Homes & Real Estate March 13, 2017
Do you watch the HGTV channel and lament that you'll never be able to afford the luxurious home accents featured…
New price point for the Nest thermostat: Under $200?
New price point for the Nest thermostat: Under $200? Homes & Real Estate March 8, 2017
Programmable thermostats can reduce heating and cooling costs in your home by 25% or 30%, and the Nest thermostat is…
How to fix a broken lightbulb
How to fix a broken lightbulb Life March 6, 2017
Sometimes, the cheapest bulb is the kind you never have to spend any money on to replace! Next time your…
29 home remodeling projects that offer the best payback
29 home remodeling projects that offer the best payback Homes & Real Estate March 3, 2017
When it comes to remodeling, there’s what we want — maybe a gazebo, a chef’s kitchen, heated floors, a star-viewing…
50 ways house hunters can get ready for homebuying season
50 ways house hunters can get ready for homebuying season Homes & Real Estate February 23, 2017
Spring will very soon have sprung — which means “For Sale” signs will be in full bloom — and if you’re…
7 easy ways to save at The Home Depot
7 easy ways to save at The Home Depot Deals & Savings February 21, 2017
If you work in the home improvement field or love do-it-yourself projects, there’s a good chance you’ve spent some significant…
Simple steps to get your home ready to be listed in 2017
Simple steps to get your home ready to be listed in 2017 Homes & Real Estate February 9, 2017
Spring is almost here and you may be thinking about putting your home on the market. But is it really…
6 home renovations that cost way more than they’re worth
6 home renovations that cost way more than they’re worth Homes & Real Estate January 30, 2017
Maybe your home needs a little TLC before you put it on the market this year. Or maybe you love…
Here are 7 tax credits every homeowner should know about
Here are 7 tax credits every homeowner should know about Homes & Real Estate January 19, 2017
The benefits of home ownership are many. There is, of course, the monetary investment you hope will increase over time,…
6 cheap ways to add green upgrades to your home
6 cheap ways to add green upgrades to your home Home January 13, 2017
Going green is great — as long as you have several thousand dollars to plunk down on a new solar…
Want get organized in 2017? Follow this guide to turn that clutter into cash
Want get organized in 2017? Follow this guide to turn that clutter into cash Children & Pets January 7, 2017
It’s that time of year when millions of people make New Year’s resolutions. It should come as no surprise that…
A monthly New Year’s plan to declutter your home
A monthly New Year’s plan to declutter your home Homes & Real Estate January 3, 2017
When the holidays are over, do you panic wondering what to do with all the gifts, new holiday decor and…
New FHA loan limits may help you buy a home
New FHA loan limits may help you buy a home Homes & Real Estate December 28, 2016
Just before Thanksgiving, the Federal Housing Finance Agency released the conforming loan limits change for 2017. This change resulted in…
6 top tips to prepare your home for rent
6 top tips to prepare your home for rent Home December 22, 2016
There are several reasons why you might consider renting your house; maybe the market is slow or you’re moving away…
Should both your names be on the mortgage?
Should both your names be on the mortgage? Money & Credit December 15, 2016
You’ve got a solid relationship and you’re ready to take it to the next step—applying for a joint mortgage. In…
13 things a burglar won’t tell you
13 things a burglar won’t tell you Homes & Real Estate December 13, 2016
The holidays are prime time for thieves! So to help you protect your home from crooks this season, Reader's Digest put together…
Downpayment insurance: What is it and do you need it?
Downpayment insurance: What is it and do you need it? Insurance December 13, 2016
You can get insurance on almost anything — computers, phones, trips, your identity, your credit, your pets...and even the downpayment…
Dehumidifier warning: Don’t forget these 2.5 million recalled units still pose a fire risk!
Dehumidifier warning: Don’t forget these 2.5 million recalled units still pose a fire risk! Life December 5, 2016
After a massive 52-brand dehumidifier recall made news in November, a second major manufacturer of dehumidifiers wants to reiterate a…
8 totally random things people put in the dishwasher
8 totally random things people put in the dishwasher Homes & Real Estate November 30, 2016
Now that we're right smack in the middle of the holidays, we're all using our dishwashers a whole lot. (It's…
29 tactics for living alone without breaking the bank
29 tactics for living alone without breaking the bank Money & Credit November 28, 2016
Living with roommates is a great way to keep housing costs low. But what if you get sick of sharing…
How to lease a home with an option to purchase
How to lease a home with an option to purchase Homes & Real Estate November 23, 2016
Have you ever thought about how to lease a home with an option to purchase? This might be a solid…
How to get trusted referrals for home repairs
How to get trusted referrals for home repairs Homes & Real Estate November 16, 2016
Right now, renovating a home is much, much easier than it had been during the real estate bubble. So how…
16 ways to lower your energy bill
16 ways to lower your energy bill Homes & Real Estate November 15, 2016
Paying a high energy bill every month is like throwing your money away. Don't do it! Follow this advice to…
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