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Avoid These First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes

Buying a home for the first time is a huge step. It’s a decision that can move you closer to financial stability or take you further away, depending on the choices you make during this critical time. Here are some common first-time homebuyer mistakes to avoid on your way to owning a piece of the American Dream. Draining Savings for a D...


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5 Home Repairs You Can’t Ignore

You've probably spent more time in your home this year than usual, which means more wear and tear on your house and everything in it. It might start out as a small water stain on the ceiling, a patch of missing insulation in the attic, or a small crack in the foundation. But these small signs can mean potentially big trouble in a home, and ignoring...


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Home Improvements? Ask Yourself These Questions First.

We have all been spending a lot more time than usual at home over the past few months. For some of us, that means looking around and seeing opportunities to undertake home improvements. Unfortunately, many people are also dealing with reduced income or unemployment as a result of the ongoing pandemic. So, before you hire a contractor or head to the...


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5 Smart Ways to Use an Insurance Settlement

Receiving an insurance settlement can be considered a mixed blessing. On the one hand, it’s always nice to receive a lump sum of money you weren’t expecting. On the other, you’re receiving the settlement as a result of less-than-ideal circumstances. But the good thing is, you made it through and now have unexpected funds available to help you...


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How to Remodel Your Home on a Budget

Making the decision to remodel your home is exciting. It can also be overwhelming, and, above all, expensive. But if you plan carefully and are willing to do some of the work yourself, you can give your home a new look for less. Take a look at these smart ways to save on home remodeling. Prioritize and Plan If you start to remodel your home witho...