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Homes & Real Estate

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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…
mortgage principal countdown
How my mortgage principal payoff countdown keeps me inspired Homes & Real Estate June 29, 2018
You've probably heard the argument that if you borrowed really cheap money to buy a home, you should just pay…
NACA
5 things to know about NACA Buying a Home June 26, 2018
The Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) is many things to many people. For some, it's a last resort before…
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…
Lakefront property mailer
Ask Clark: Are those mailers advertising cheap lakefront & mountain property a scam? Homes & Real Estate June 21, 2018
You've probably seen them tucked among the clutter in your mailbox: Picturesque mailings on nice card stock touting beautiful lots…
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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…
Natural gas flame burning on stove top
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…
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Get organized and earn some extra cash: Tips for turning clutter into cash Home June 13, 2018
As we hit the halfway mark of 2018, it's a good time to review those New Year's Resolutions you set…
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…
3 ways to keep your home comfy and save on energy bills all year long
3 ways to keep your home comfy and save on energy bills all year long Homes & Real Estate May 31, 2018
With agreeable weather, a can-do attitude and some time on your hands, now may just be the time to attack…
These are the best paint colors for a quick home sale
These are the best paint colors for a quick home sale Homes & Real Estate May 25, 2018
If you're planning to list your home for sale, a fresh coat of paint on the walls may be key…
home diy painting
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…
Damaged home
Best and worst home insurance companies Insurance May 9, 2018
The latest ranking of home insurance companies shows that just focusing on what you pay in premiums isn't necessarily the…
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…
Why U.S. rents are increasing, and how to save money on your next place
Why U.S. rents are increasing, and how to save money on your next place Renting and Leasing May 8, 2018
If you're in the market to rent a home or apartment, one thing you can quickly surmise is that the…
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…
home buying
Clark Howard: Why I’m not a fan of brand new homes Homes & Real Estate May 2, 2018
Homes come in two flavors — new and used. Each one has its pros and cons, but I have a bias…
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…
Portrait of Middle-Aged Meter Reader
Have solicitors asking about your electric bill? Here’s what you need to know Scams & Rip-Offs May 2, 2018
Some scams have a way of popping out of the woodwork from time to time and then going underground before…
Tips for first-time homebuyers
Tips for first-time homebuyers Homes & Real Estate May 1, 2018
Shopping for your first home? Here are some key pointers to keep in mind as you undertake the process of…
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…
7 unique staging tips that will sell your home fast
7 unique staging tips that will sell your home fast Homes & Real Estate April 25, 2018
After you've cleaned until you can't stand the smell of pine, cleared out all the clutter from every inch of…
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…
Mortgage
Can I pay my mortgage or rent with a credit card? Money & Credit April 18, 2018
Credit cards are a great way to earn miles and points for free and discounted travel or cash back, but…
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…
Report: Facebook, Instagram photos leading millennials to buy homes
Report: Facebook, Instagram photos leading millennials to buy homes Homes & Real Estate April 11, 2018
Social media's allure may be doing more than just spurring people to "like" this and "favorite" that. It may also…
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