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U.S. financial and economic topics from several finance writers.

3 Projects to Boost the Value of Your Home Before Selling

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Are you ready to put your home on the market? Are you hoping to get top dollar? Are you willing to take on a few projects to ensure that you secure the largest profit possible? While there is no way of knowing what will happen once your home hits the market, there are steps you can take to position yourself for success. Here’s the dilemma: you want to upgrade your home to boost its value, but...
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The house we purchases put their house on sale without renovating the kitchen, did not like the offers, and ended up renovating th... Read More
Monday, 26 February 2018 15:34
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Easy Ways to Prepare for a New Home Purchase in 2018

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Are you convinced that 2018 will be the year that you purchase your first home or move into a new property? Are you just now beginning to prepare for this major life change? Are you ready for anything and everything that will come your way? While there is no way of knowing exactly what you’ll face when buying a home, there are a few things you can do today to prepare for your purchase. Here are...
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I purchased a home in 2017, but it took me about 5 years to save for the down payment. Overall I am very happy with my purchase, b... Read More
Friday, 23 February 2018 14:24
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What are the Top Benefits of Planning an Estate Sale?

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There may come a point when you realize that having an estate sale is one of the best things you can do from both a financial and personal perspective. While there are many benefits of planning an estate sale, three stand out from the crowd: •    Opportunity to make money. Just because you want to get rid of an item doesn’t mean that the next person will feel the same way. Here’s something to keep in...
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I have done an "estate" sale once. I would really just call it a garage sale. While I did not make a lot of money, it really helpe... Read More
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 09:00
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Can’t Afford a Mortgage Payment? Take these Steps

When you take out a mortgage to purchase a home, you are expected to make the payment in full every month. For some, this is never a problem. Others, however, run into challenges from time to time. If you find that you are unable to make a mortgage payment, you have two options: Run and hide, hoping that you can make up the money in the futureContact your lender, explain your situation, and work with them...
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Should You Buy Your First Home?

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As you begin to ponder the idea of buying your first home, there will be many feelings running through your mind. You may be scared at the prospect of spending so much money at one time. You may also be excited about the positive impact this could have on your life. While it’s up to you to make the final decision, there are many questions you can answer to help you along the way. Here are...
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Why You Should Never Use In-Store Financing for Furniture

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Ever noticed how your local furniture store always seems to have some kind of zero down, zero percent interest financing deal going on? When you're on the market for a new set of furniture, you might recall the most recent deal as you consider how you're going to pay for the furniture. Here's why you should always skip in-store financing, no matter how great the promotional offer seems. They're only deferring interest. The zero interest offer...
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I would generally advice to never use financing at all when making furniture purchases. Instead, wait and save up until you make t... Read More
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 17:43
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3 Summer Home Renovation Projects to Consider

3 Summer Home Renovation Projects to Consider
As a homeowner, summer is often the season when you tackle renovation projects. This is particularly true when it comes to projects dealing with the exterior of your property. With the summer months on the way, it’s time to consider a variety of projects that can improve your home’s appearance while also boosting its value. Here are three renovation projects that many homeowners will be taking on this summer: •    Roof. When was your roof installed?...
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i am reseeding my lawn. This is a much bigger project than I originally thought. All-in it has cost me over $2500 and many hours ... Read More
Friday, 30 June 2017 15:06
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The Benefits of Searching Homes for Sale Online

The Benefits of Searching Homes for Sale Online
Depending on your age, you may remember the days when searching for a home meant two things: •    Scouring the real estate section of the local newspaper.•    Driving through communities of interest, hoping to catch a glimpse of a for sale sign. While both of these options remain in today’s day and age, the majority of people have come to find that searching homes for sale online is the best approach. Here are three of the...
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In this day and age I cannot imagine starting your house search without using online search. You still need to visit the house in ... Read More
Monday, 22 May 2017 10:56
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7 Easy Ways to Save Money on a Kitchen Remodel

7 Easy Ways to Save Money on a Kitchen Remodel
As you get more and more excited about renovating your kitchen, there will always be one thing lingering in your mind: the cost. Many people are under the impression that it takes tens of thousands of dollars to “do a kitchen right.” There’s no denying that you can spend this much (or more), but you don’t have to. Below, you’ll find seven easy ways to save money on the cost of a kitchen remodel: 1. Shop...
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If you have done a remodel before or know what you are doing, buying online is a huge way to save money. My mother in law has remo... Read More
Friday, 26 August 2016 13:15
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Top Tips for Selling Your Home During the Summer Months

Top Tips for Selling Your Home During the Summer Months
The summer months are here, which means the real estate market is heating up. If you are looking to sell your home during this time of the year, there are a few things you can do to improve your chance of success. Here are three tips to consider: 1. Focus on Curb Appeal It’s imperative to keep up the exterior appearance of your home, as this is the first thing a prospective buyer sees upon arriving....
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Selling in the summer is usually the best time to sell. That is the most popular time of the year to move.
Friday, 22 July 2016 11:28
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