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Convicted burglar reveals 9 secrets to keep your home safe
Convicted burglar reveals 9 secrets to keep your home safe Homes & Real Estate July 30, 2018
Expensive security cameras and alarm systems may not be enough to keep burglars away! Speaking from behind bars, convicted burglar…
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What is the HUD ‘Good Neighbor Next Door’ program? Homes & Real Estate July 27, 2018
Every day, first responders put their lives on the line on our streets while educators shape the future leaders of…
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FHA 203(k): This fixer-upper rehab loan could put you in the home of your dreams! Homes & Real Estate July 23, 2018
Do you have your eye on an older home that needs a little TLC, but you think the cost of…
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Simple Showing: Keep more money in your pocket when buying or selling a home Homes & Real Estate July 18, 2018
Ever have the feeling that you do more work than your real estate agent when you buy a home? After…
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Ask Clark: Should I take out a 15-year mortgage instead of a 30-year loan? Homes & Real Estate July 10, 2018
I love 15-year mortgages, yet no matter how much I sing their praises, I can't really seem to get people…
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…
Arctic Air Review: Can this ‘As Seen On TV’ product lower your AC bill?
Arctic Air Review: Can this ‘As Seen On TV’ product lower your AC bill? Homes & Real Estate June 30, 2018
If running the air conditioner all day is costing you a small fortune, you're not alone! Team Clark is always…
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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…
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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 Homes & Real Estate June 26, 2018
The Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) is many things to many people. For some, it's a last resort before…
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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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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…
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 Homes & Real Estate 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…
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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…
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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…
Air Duct Cleaning: What Should it Cost and Do You Need It?
Air Duct Cleaning: What Should it Cost and Do You Need It? 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…
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 Homes & Real Estate May 8, 2018
If you're in the market to rent a home or apartment, one thing you can quickly surmise is that the…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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7 unique staging tips that will help your home sell 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…