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Going Green(er): 3 Common Waste Items You Had No Idea You Can Recycle

    It has never been more popular to abide by a green lifestyle and develop sustainable living practices that will help the planet. Fortunately, while you may be used to recycling cardboard boxes and giving away your clothes, there are probably a few household items you didn’t even know you could recycle! If you’re… Continue reading Going Green(er): 3 Common Waste Items You Had No Idea You Can Recycle

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Forget About the Bank of Mom and Dad — Here’s How You Can Save Your Own Down Payment

  Since you’ll want to have approximately 20% of the purchase price of your home for a down payment, it can seem nearly impossible to come up with the funds. Fortunately, there are a few ways that you can save a little over time and not have to borrow from the Bank of Mom and… Continue reading Forget About the Bank of Mom and Dad — Here’s How You Can Save Your Own Down Payment

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Finding Your Latte Factor: 3 Ways to Find the Money to Make Extra Mortgage Payments  

It’s not common for many a homeowner to struggle with making their monthly mortgage payment. However, simply because it can seem hard to come up with the funds monthly doesn’t mean it’s not possible to find the money for extra mortgage payments each year. If you’re wondering how you can pay down your mortgage debt… Continue reading Finding Your Latte Factor: 3 Ways to Find the Money to Make Extra Mortgage Payments  

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Buying a Home in a Fire Risk Area: Here’s What You Need to Know

Outside of the significant financial responsibility of delving into home ownership, there can also be a lot of other risks involved that you may not have thought about as a new homeowner. While the requirement of homeowner’s insurance is well known and guarding your house against theft can be commonplace, if you happen to be… Continue reading Buying a Home in a Fire Risk Area: Here’s What You Need to Know

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Family Matters: The Pros and Cons of Selling Your Home to a Family Member

  It can be a stressful experience to put your home on the market and wait for offers in the hope that you’ve priced it right. However, for those who are considering selling to family members, the sale of a home can be fraught with just as much stress before and after sealing the deal.… Continue reading Family Matters: The Pros and Cons of Selling Your Home to a Family Member

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Til’ Debt Do Us Part: How to Get a Mortgage If One Spouse Has A Terrible Credit Score

A poor credit history is a reality for many people, but it can be particularly daunting when it comes to investing in a house. Fortunately, simply because you or yours have experienced bad credit doesn’t mean that you should be penalized in the future. If your spouse has struggled with bad credit in the past… Continue reading Til’ Debt Do Us Part: How to Get a Mortgage If One Spouse Has A Terrible Credit Score

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Expecting a Newborn? Baby-proof Your Home With This Quick and Easy Checklist

It’s a very exciting time for most parents when their kids begin to crawl, but it can also be much more difficult to watch over your child and ensure their safety. If your child is starting to get along on their own and you’re preparing to baby proof, here are the main areas and items… Continue reading Expecting a Newborn? Baby-proof Your Home With This Quick and Easy Checklist