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What’s the Difference Between a Home Warranty & Homeowners Insurance?

April 24, 2016
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A lot of steps go into buying a home, whether you’re a first-time buyer or an experienced owner. From getting your credit score up to par and shopping around for the best mortgage to getting through the inspection process and obtaining homeowners insurance, the list goes on — not to mention, actually finding the perfect […]

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Stage a Smart Home on a Budget

February 9, 2016
Stage a Smart Home on a Budget

According to a survey by Coldwell Banker and CNET Smart Home, 81 percent of those surveyed said they were more likely to buy a smart home if the smart technology was already installed. Meanwhile, another 72 percent said smart home products provide them with peace of mind when it comes to home security. Smart home […]

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Are Energy-Efficient Home Upgrades Affordable?

October 2, 2015
Are Energy-Efficient Home Upgrades Affordable?

Green homes are not just a trend anymore – energy-efficient upgrades are a great way for current homeowners to invest in their properties and save on utility costs simultaneously. Although green living is responsible, it comes at a price. However, many of these costs can be subsidized through government programs and energy expenditure cuts. Deciding […]

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Go Portable to Save on These Big-Ticket Household Items

September 3, 2015
Go Portable to Save Money & Hassle on These Big-Ticket Household Items

Are you debating whether to go portable or permanent on your next big household purchase? If you hate the hassle of a complicated setup and hiring additional help and are looking for a bargain without compromising quality, the choice is clear: Buy the portable version. Check out these portable luxury goods that not only meet […]

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Improve Your Credit Before Buying a House

July 10, 2015
Improve Your Credit Before Buying a House

According to Realtor.com, payment history accounts for 35 percent of your credit report score, followed by the amount you owe, the length of your credit history, new credit, and the different types of credit you hold. Your credit score is the key to getting a stable loan with the best interest rate possible. Fortunately, there […]

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Is 2015 the Year You Should Buy a Home?

May 15, 2015
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Chase Mortgage Banking for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. The great recession technically ended in June 2009, but many Americans are still feeling long lasting effects. Some of those are good, such as the low interest rates that we have been able to […]

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Great Ways to Keep Your Kids Occupied This Summer

May 11, 2015
Keep Kids Occupied at Home

School is out in one month in some areas of the country. For parents, their children’s elation at a two month reprieve from homework quickly turns to “We’re bored.” Even more worrisome is how many kids will quickly spend their summer months in front of TVs or gaming systems. Sometimes you don’t want to go […]

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