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Should I get a second mortgage? Homes & Real Estate May 10, 2019
If you've been in your home for a while, chances are the value has increased or at least held steady…
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Why You Should Never Get a Mortgage From a Big Bank Mortgages May 6, 2019
When it's time to get a mortgage, there are any number of places you can shop: Credit unions, online lenders…
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How to shop for a mortgage Homes & Real Estate May 3, 2019
When you're shopping for a mortgage, there are a lot of moving parts to the process. In this article, we'll…
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How to sell your house by owner Homes & Real Estate May 2, 2019
Spring home selling season is here and you may be wondering about how to sell your house by owner. Truth…
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10 U.S. metro areas where home ownership is most affordable Homes & Real Estate April 28, 2019
Home ownership rates are on the rise in our country, but low salaries can still be an impediment when you…
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How much does it cost to sell your house? Homes & Real Estate April 19, 2019
Spring is upon us and that means home selling season is here! But before you list your home on the…
What is the best paint for your home?
The best interior and exterior paints for your home Homes & Real Estate April 4, 2019
One of the most important decisions you'll make as a homeowner is choosing exterior and interior paint schemes for your…
Can you trust Zillow or Redfin to know your home's value?
Zillow vs Redfin: Can you trust either to know your home’s true value? Homes & Real Estate March 26, 2019
One of the first things you'll want to determine if you're buying or selling a home is its true value.…
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7 Things to Know About Costco’s Mortgage Program Mortgages March 22, 2019
If you're reading this article, there's a good chance you already buy almost everything for your house at Costco —…
Here's the #1 to save money and cut energy costs
The #1 thing you can do right now to save on energy bills Homes & Real Estate March 13, 2019
If your energy bill is taking a big toll on your bottom line, it might be time to look into…
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Home Title Lock: Is It The Same As Home Title Insurance? Homes & Real Estate March 7, 2019
Owner's title insurance is a simple insurance product that most protects you from the possibility that someone may come along and…
Where can you live for $50,000? Your paycheck goes a long way in these cities
Where can you live for $50,000? Your paycheck goes a long way in these cities Homes & Real Estate March 5, 2019
If you're struggling to make ends meet, you may be wondering if your address has anything to do with it.…
These companies will buy your home for cash
These companies will buy your home for cash Homes & Real Estate December 17, 2018
If you're a homeowner, maybe you've gotten something in the mail from a company looking to buy your home. The…
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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 Georgia natural gas rates for you this month? Our monthly update on natural gas prices…
Leaving a lease apartment? Here's how to avoid those move-out charges
Leaving an apartment? Here’s how to avoid those move-out charges Homes & Real Estate October 24, 2018
If you're an apartment dweller, you know that in most cases there will eventually come a time when you move…
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…
Things to know before you deal with a claims adjuster
6 things to know before you deal with a home insurance claims adjuster Insurance October 11, 2018
With an active hurricane season ongoing, many homeowners may soon find themselves picking up the pieces due to storm damage.…
The apartment listing scams that renters keep falling for
Looking for new digs? Don’t fall for this apartment listing scam… Homes & Real Estate October 5, 2018
Searching for an apartment can be a stressful thing to take on, especially if you're pressed for time. With a…
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Can your HOA foreclose on your home? Homes & Real Estate October 5, 2018
The battle between individual homeowners and mandatory homeowners associations (HOA) in covenant communities is nothing new. But it can take a…
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Ask Clark: What percentage of my income should I budget for rent or a mortgage? Homes & Real Estate September 13, 2018
Wondering where you should set the cap on your housing expenses? Money expert Clark Howard has new advice that's been…
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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…
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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac introduce 3% mortgage downpayment programs Homes & Real Estate August 21, 2018
If you're struggling to come up with 20% to put down on a home, two of the nation's largest mortgage…
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4 alternatives to a reverse mortgage Homes & Real Estate August 20, 2018
Long-time followers of money expert Clark Howard know that he is not a fan of reverse mortgages. What is a…