Common misconceptions about home warranties

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Of all the misconceptions about home warranties out there, three stand out: All home warranties are scams, they’re basically the same as homeowner’s insurance, and they’ll protect you against...
Remodeling—What’s the best for ROI

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OK, you want to sell your house, but you know after years of wear and tear, the most-trafficked areas of your house (and a couple of other spots) need some TLC. However, the areas you would improve if you...
Credit Scores and Your Ability to Buy

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Yes, sometimes your score takes a nasty hit for a minor blip—a late payment, one too many hard inquiries, and the like. However, you’d be foolish to look at that 580 score and think that you can...
Location, Location, Location

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Location, location, location--the term never gets old because it never ceases to matter. Of course, it matters a lot to businesses looking for customers to look at them. But it’s no less important for...
Renovating - Best for Home Values

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You know that garage door needs fixing, but your kitchen is an absolute eyesore. When it comes time to sell, which one do you your limited budget on and which one do you hope doesn’t make too much...
4th of July: Celebrate at Home!

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Everyone knows the typical 4th of July routine: Bugs, traffic and a long walk to your sitting area in the park followed by cranky kids and a late night drive back home. Oh yeah, there are usually some...
Landscaping Trends

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When it comes to key items that add curb appeal and overall desirability to your home, landscaping your yard with some modern touches can go a long way. So what are some of the latest trends that you can do,...
Life Outdoors, at Home

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During the summer months, when days get long and kids get bored, it’s easy to click your life on cruise control and let your kids veg in front of yet more screens. But as one landmark study showed, the...
Summer Activities for Kids

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Nature camps. Kids, especially in the city and suburbs, get a laughably small amount of time outside during the school year. Look up a local YMCA, church or independent summer camp near you and find out what...
New Construction: Why you need an agent

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So let’s say you’ve narrowed down the communities you’d like to build in to one or two. When you’re looking to build a new home, find a knowledgeable real estate agent who can do the...