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Buying or Selling a Home
A home foreclosure may appear to be a hot deal, but beware of hidden costs if you are bargain shopping. Foreclosed homes often come with a variety of repair and financial problems that can add up to major expenses. Before starting your property search, make sure you know exactly how much home...
Home Warranty Advice: Are They Worth the Money?

If you own a home, you may be more tempted to purchase a home warranty to help avoid the financial surprise of an unexpected repair. But do home warranties truly offer the peace of mind they claim on the brochure? Will purchasing a home warranty cover an air conditioner that gives out mid...

Home Safety

Filing a homeowners insurance claim is never a pleasant process. While you may hope you’ll never need to call upon the coverage of your homeowners insurance policy, in the event that you do it is important to properly file your claim. Attention to detail can be a challenge when you’re dealing...

Home Technology

If you haven’t been using the internet to save money when you shop, you’re missing out.  Maybe you’ve been intimidated by the vastness of the internet and its options, or feel you don’t have time to do a lot of comparison shopping or hunting down bargains.

The good news is, shopping for...

Disaster Proofing

If you're considering the purchase of a vacation home, take steps to ensure that your choice offers low-maintenance enjoyment throughout the year. Start by determining whether the vacation home will be used exclusively by your family or spend most of its days as an investment property rented...

Exterior Remodeling

Winterizing your vacation home is best accomplished when you develop a checklist of tasks that need to be completed and then follow that list faithfully. The major areas a winterization list should include:

1. Plumbing. Plumbing is one of the most important areas to address when winterizing...