Home Owner Tips

April 25, 2018

Revive Your Home With Inexpensive Fixes, No Hammer Required

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Whether you're updating your home for your own enjoyment or to attract potential buyers, the thought of home improvement can send some people running for their hammers and others running from them. Before you get a hammer involved, or any other serious home-improvement tool for that matter, think about ...

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Nov. 28, 2017

How to Choose Stock Cabinets for Your Kitchen

Buying stock cabinets for your kitchen remodel can definitely save you money. Here are some tips to help you make the right buying decision.

Buying stock cabinets instead of custom is a good way to save substantial time and money on a kitchen remodel.

Stock cabinets save you time because you ...

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Nov. 5, 2017

6 Outdoor Projects You Can Do With Your Kids

Get your kids outside and spark their creativity with fun, simple home improvement projects. Plus, you’ll boost your curb appeal.

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If you’re looking for ways to unplug your children and get them some fresh air, try these engaging outdoor projects. You’ll introduce them to a little pride of home ownership ...

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Nov. 5, 2017

WHICH DOWN PAYMENT STRATEGY IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

You’ve most likely heard the rule: Save for a 20-percent down payment before you buy a home. The logic behind saving 20 percent is solid, as it shows that you have the financial discipline and stability to save for a long-term goal. It also helps you get favorable rates from ...

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Nov. 5, 2017

ORGANIC FOOD ON A BUDGET

Organic food usually tastes better, and is better for you, but it can also be very expensive compared to non-organic products. Organic food can cost nearly 50 percent more, thanks to the extra labor required to produce it and consumers’ demand exceeding supply.

So how do you get tasty organic ...

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Nov. 5, 2017

FIVE MONEY-SAVING GREEN UPGRADES

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Going green is great for the environment, but that’s not the only benefit. When you make green upgrades in your home, it can also lead to some major savings.

  1. Solar panels: The upfront cost is big, but the long-term savings are huge. Solar panels will cost several thousand dollars to ...
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Nov. 4, 2017

11 Ways to Create a Welcoming Front Entrance for Under $100

Wouldn’t it be nice to approach your home’s entrance with a grin instead of a grimace? Take our tips for beating a clear, safe, and stylish path to your front door.

First impressions count — not just for your friends, relatives, and the UPS guy, but for yourself. Whether it’s ...

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Nov. 2, 2017

7 Tips for Improving Your Credit

Here’s how to clean up your credit so you get the least-expensive home loan possible.

Getting the loan that suits your situation at the best possible price and terms makes home buying easier and more affordable. Here are seven ways to boost your credit score so you can do just ...

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Nov. 1, 2017

Are You Making One of These 7 Landscaping Mistakes?

Winter Plants, Dazzle Even in Snow

Before you rush into planting your dream yard, keep a few tips in mind.

You can just picture it: a pretty cottage garden overflowing your front yard, with tons of heavy, scented blooms.

Well, at least you can picture it with your eyes closed. With your eyes open all you see is a ...

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Nov. 1, 2017

4 Tips to Determine How Much Mortgage You Can Afford

By knowing how much mortgage you can handle, you can ensure that home ownership will fit in your budget.

Home ownership should make you feel safe and secure, and that includes financially. Be sure you can afford your home by calculating how much of a mortgage you can safely fit ...

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