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Owning a Home

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    3 House-hunting Tradeoffs That Affect Your Budget

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    What to know to make the most of your home buying budget

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    Infographic: Avoid These Common Budget Mistakes

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    Decoding the Home Buying Process

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    Is Now the Time to Buy?

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    The 3-Letter Word that Can Transform Your Finances

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House Hunting? 9 'Flaws' You Might Want to Ignore

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Consider this list of nine things everyone should ignore and you may just find the perfect house for you. Read More

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Can't Get a Mortgage? Debt-to-Income Ratio, Explained

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Understanding how your debt-to-income ration impacts your ability to get a loan. Read More

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House Hunter Report: 5 Trends That Will Change How You Buy a Home in 2015

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Things are mostly on the up-and-up for house hunters. Read More

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How I Paid $100,000 Off My Mortgage in Under 2 Years

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Today, one man shares how he’s tackling one of the biggest debts many of us will ever take on: a mortgage. Read More

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I Want to Get a Mortgage

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This checklist will help you navigate what can sometimes be a challenging process. Read More

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Spring 2015 Home-Buying Guide: 5 Insider Tips From Real Estate Pros Across the Country

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Ready to Buy a Home? 7 Key Questions to Ask Yourself First

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Should You Refinance Before Retirement? 7 Pros and Cons

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When retirement is looming on the horizon, the decision to refinance can be complicated—especially with interest rates now on the rise. Read More

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5 Renos That Up Your Home's Value ... And 5 That Don't

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A list of 5 renovations you should do to your home, and 5 that you should avoid. Read More

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6 Home DIYs That You Can Do in a Single Weekend

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Here are six ways to freshen up your home’s exterior for $200 or less. Read More

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6 Home-Buying Deal Breakers and How to Troubleshoot Them

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Here are six of the most common home-buying deal breakers worth double-checking before you make a bid. Read More

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Home Buying on a Budget? 7 Telling Signs of an Up-and-Coming Neighborhood

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So once you’ve landed on a home that hues to your determined budget, how do you also ensure it’s situated in an area that will offer more than just affordability—but will actually grow with you? Read More

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Cold Air Leaks

About 30 percent of the cold air that leaks into your home comes through holes where pipes, vents, or electrical conduits run. Fill holes with an insulating foam sealant or caulk.