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Easy holiday season safety tips

Shopping, cooking, crackling fires and twinkling lights – all essential elements of the winter holiday season. It’s a time of celebration and, often, distraction. All of those essential elements can turn into hazards when we let our guard down. With...
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3 critical first steps for the first-time homebuyer

It’s tough being a newbie at anything, right? Learning new lingo, how things are done and how you’ll do them is a little confusing at first. Once you get the hang of it, though, everything becomes clear and you can...
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Isn’t it time to take a look at those VA benefits?

As we celebrate Veterans Day in November, I would be remiss to not mention one of the most misunderstood and overlooked veteran’s benefit, the VA home loan. Of the more than 20 million U.S. military veterans, only 10.5 percent utilize...
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Should I sell my home during a recession?

It’s inescapable. Discussions about a possible upcoming U.S. economic recession have become daily media fodder. Speculation and reality, as we all know, are two entirely different things. What many Americans don’t understand is that the U.S. economy runs through four...
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Is it time for you to buy a bigger home?

Houses a bit like your kids’ shoes – before you know it, they don’t fit anymore. And, while we never hear folks say they regret having children, we often hear that they wish they’d bought a larger home. While a...
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Here they come! Is your guest room ready?

The winter holidays are when we tend to get the most use out of our guest room. Other than that, and perhaps a summer weekend or two, it sits empty, just another room to dust. With the holidays rapidly approaching,...
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3 Things your cat can teach you about house hunting

Whether you’re a crazy cat lady with a house full of felines or you prefer the company of just one kitty, if you watch closely you can learn a lot about successful house hunting. Of course, you never want to...
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5 of our favorite DIY home improvement/maintenance blogs

What did we DIY project folks do before the internet? Make a lot of huge mistakes, for certain. Today’s DIYers have it made, with step-by-step instructions and videos on everything from planting the perfect lawn to installing their own windows....
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Working in the gig economy? How to get a mortgage

For the self-employed, April 15 holds no particular significance, income is often erratic (killing it one month to eating ramen for dinner the next), nobody sends them W-2s at year’s end and their shoebox filing system contains zero paycheck stubs....
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Understanding Property Taxes

I don’t know about you, but my brain shuts down when the word “tax” is mentioned. I think many of us would rather have a root canal than talk taxes. So, let’s try to keep this light-hearted and hit just...
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