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Home Ownership

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Why you shouldn’t do a cash-out refinance to pay off credit card debt Homes & Real Estate November 27, 2018
Stuck with high-interest credit card debt that you can't seem to pay off? Maybe you've thought about tapping the equity…
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How I saved $200+ with this simple plumbing fix Homes & Real Estate November 26, 2018
Shortly before the long Thanksgiving weekend, the handle on my kitchen faucet broke. I should have seen the day coming —…
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 26, 2018
When it's time to deck the halls (and exterior) of your home with Christmas lights, the kind of bulb you…
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Tesla’s home solar system price cut can save you up to $5,000 Homes & Real Estate November 16, 2018
Tesla just lowered the price on its solar shingles and other whole house solar components by up to 25% in…
Winter energy update: You could see a 33% spike in heating costs!
Winter energy update: You could see a 33% spike in heating costs! Homes & Real Estate November 14, 2018
Ready or not, winter is ready to make its grand entrance into your life over the next few weeks — if…
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Georgia natural gas guide Homes & Real Estate November 8, 2018
Which company has the best natural gas rate for you this month? Our monthly update on natural gas rates in…
Study: The best and worst states for millennials to buy a home
New survey: The best states for millennials to buy a home Homes & Real Estate October 23, 2018
It's been well known in real estate circles for years that location is supremely important when it comes to buying…
Free electricity: Yes, it’s for real and here’s how you could get it!
Free electricity: Yes, it’s for real and here’s how you could get it! Homes & Real Estate October 15, 2018
Do you know what you pay your local power company for a kilowatt hour (kWh) of energy to heat and…
Lightbulbs: Watt-to-lumen conversion chart
Lightbulbs: Watt-to-lumen conversion chart Mobile & Electronics September 14, 2018
We all know how much light a 60-watt bulb will produce. But the brightness of new CFL and LED lightbulbs…
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What’s the difference between PMI and MIP? Homes & Real Estate September 4, 2018
If you choose to buy a home with little or no money down, there's an additional expense you'll have to…
Two hidden home costs every prospective buyer should know about
Hidden home costs every prospective buyer should know about Homes & Real Estate August 24, 2018
If you're thinking of buying a home, you may be making the mistake of only budgeting for the mortgage, but the…
How to shop for a home security system
How to shop for a home security system Homes & Real Estate July 5, 2018
When you're shopping for a home security system, here's what you need to know in order to protect your family…
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4 simple & affordable backyard upgrades that create big resale value Homes & Real Estate July 2, 2018
The process of selling a home can be a daunting experience. The pressure of moving coupled with worries about living…
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Does paying off your mortgage make sense under the new tax law? Homes & Real Estate June 29, 2018
We all know there have been a lot of changes to tax law recently. Among them you may have heard…
Paint stripping
Warning: Retailers are pulling this potentially deadly product — is it in your home? Health June 22, 2018
Home Depot, Lowe's and retail locations of Sherwin Williams all say they will stop selling paint strippers that contain a…
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Here are the insurance policies homeowners need and the ones to skip Insurance June 21, 2018
Congratulations! You're a homeowner. Now that you've made the step up from renting, you're no doubt bombarded with offers for…
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How to switch your natural gas provider in 4 easy steps Money & Credit June 19, 2018
Fall is a great time to lock in your natural gas rate if you live in a state where the…
Here are your home warranty horror stories
Here are your home warranty horror stories Homes & Real Estate June 14, 2018
“Home warranties aren't worth the paper they're written on.” That's a direct quote from money expert Clark Howard and it…
16 things your home warranty probably doesn’t cover
16 things your home warranty probably doesn’t cover Homes & Real Estate June 8, 2018
When things go bump at your home, who ya gonna call? If your answer is, "My home warranty company," we've…
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9 best paints for your home Homes & Real Estate May 24, 2018
Painting is one of the easiest DIY projects that can improve the look of your home when you're on a…
Property taxes
How to appeal your property tax assessment Homes & Real Estate May 17, 2018
Think your property tax assessment is too high? The property tax appeal process is easier than you may think! I…
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 May 16, 2018
If it's been a while since your last air duct cleaning, you're probably tempted to make that call and get…
What’s the best setting for your thermostat during the summer?
What’s the best setting for your thermostat during the summer? Homes & Real Estate May 9, 2018
They say home is where the heart is, but in the summer it could also be where the heat is…
home insurance cost by state
These are the most and least expensive states for home insurance Insurance May 2, 2018
With home insurance costs set to rise this year, there's never been a better time to re-shop your insurance. But…
How to cancel private mortgage insurance years ahead of schedule
How to cancel private mortgage insurance years ahead of schedule Home Ownership May 2, 2018
If you're a homeowner who's fed up with paying private mortgage insurance, also known as PMI, there's an unusual opportunity…
Best window air conditioners for warm weather
Best window air conditioners for warm weather Homes & Real Estate April 27, 2018
You might not realize it if you live in a hot climate where central air is common, but room air…
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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