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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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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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Using a Mortgage to Buy a New Home? Here Are 4 Ways to Reduce Your Closing Costs

  Interest rates may be on the rise, but many people aren’t aware that the closing costs on mortgages have also increased in recent years. While it may not seem like a significant cost, the closing costs on a mortgage can add up to a lot by the time the final deal is sealed. If… Continue reading Using a Mortgage to Buy a New Home? Here Are 4 Ways to Reduce Your Closing Costs

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Understanding How Mortgage Calculators Work and When to Make Use of One

    Investing in a home is a big financial decision, and along with the decision to buy is the question of how much mortgage you’ll be able to afford. While your debt-to-income ratio can be helpful in determining the range for your mortgage amount, a mortgage calculator can be a beneficial tool in coming… Continue reading Understanding How Mortgage Calculators Work and When to Make Use of One

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Thinking About a New Home? 3 Reasons Why a Mortgage Will Be the Best Money You Ever Borrow

  In these days of low interest rates, it can be a great idea to get into the real estate market and invest in a home. Unfortunately, if you don’t have the funds saved up for a down payment, it can seem like more of a burden than it’s worth to buy now. While borrowing… Continue reading Thinking About a New Home? 3 Reasons Why a Mortgage Will Be the Best Money You Ever Borrow

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The Five Most Common Overlooked Expenses When Selling a House

  Most homeowners are so enthusiastic about putting their home on the market and getting the price, they’re hoping for that the expenses involved in selling a home are forgotten. However, it’s often said that one has to spend money to make money, and selling a home is no exception! If you’re wondering what kinds… Continue reading The Five Most Common Overlooked Expenses When Selling a House