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Home Ownership

10 cities where you can buy a home for $800 a month
10 cities where you can buy a home for $800 a month Home Ownership April 24, 2018
After nearly bottoming out about a decade ago, home prices are again on the upswing around the United States. Attesting…
Why homes in the U.S. are selling quicker than ever — and how to cash in
Why homes in the U.S. are selling quicker than ever — and how to cash in Homes & Real Estate April 19, 2018
Take a gander around the average American neighborhood and you'll see a red-hot housing market. "For sale" signs and moving…
10 ways homeowners waste money — and how not to
10 ways homeowners waste money — and how not to Homes & Real Estate April 13, 2018
What do you do when your monthly budget for home expenses doesn't leave much for your savings plan? How about…
Selling your home yourself? Here’s how an ‘Agents Protected’ sign can help you
Selling your home yourself? Here’s how an ‘Agents Protected’ sign can help you Homes & Real Estate April 6, 2018
Much like the temperatures outside, the real estate market is heating up. That means potential homebuyers these days are flocking…
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The cheapest way to protect your family? Try a $10 box strike plate! Homes & Real Estate March 9, 2018
Smart locks are all the rage today, but they're hamstrung by a very dumb problem: If your smart lock doesn't…
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Don’t try this at home: Common repairs that aren’t DIY Homes & Real Estate February 26, 2018
Everyone wants to feel self-sufficient, and even those with deep pockets find it's a good idea to stick to some…
Tech startup Divvy aims to revolutionize the rent-to-own model for houses
Tech startup Divvy aims to revolutionize the rent-to-own model for houses Homes & Real Estate February 15, 2018
A new tech startup that allows renters to build up credit for a potential home purchase down the line may be…
home insurance cost by state
These are the most and least expensive states for home insurance Insurance February 12, 2018
With home insurance costs set to rise in 2018, there's never been a better time to re-shop your insurance. But…
Tesla teams with Home Depot for solar panel system showcases
Tesla teams with Home Depot for solar panel system showcases Homes & Real Estate February 1, 2018
Tesla is gearing up to take its solar aspirations to home-improvement shoppers across the country. RELATED: Tesla set to begin…
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Lived in a hurricane disaster zone in 2017? You could get a $6,000 tax refund Taxes January 24, 2018
When your home is destroyed by an act of God, you expect to be uprooted and face a long road…
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Did your last dishwasher last as long as this chart says it should? Appliances January 22, 2018
When you buy an appliance, you want to be sure it's going to last a good long time. But some…
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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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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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…
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…
The secret to finding a great home contractor
The secret to finding a great home contractor Homes & Real Estate September 22, 2017
Right now, renovating a home is much, much easier than it was during the real estate bubble. So how do…
2 hidden dangers of your dishwasher—and 1 way to save water, money and time!
2 hidden dangers of your dishwasher—and 1 way to save water, money and time! Homes & Real Estate September 20, 2017
Your dishwasher is going to be working overtime this coming holiday season. No doubt it will be a godsend to…
29 tactics for living alone without breaking the bank
29 tactics for living alone without breaking the bank Money & Credit August 18, 2017
Living with roommates is a great way to keep housing costs low. But what if you get sick of sharing…
11 home design trends that are so over
11 home design trends that are so over Homes & Real Estate August 17, 2017
Design trends come and go, but some have been sticking around for a while. Somebody has to say it, so…
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