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A Home Warranty Can Be a Great Safety Net for First-Time Home Buyers

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This post comes from Mike Nickele at our partner site Zing!
First-time home buyers have enough to worry about, like finding the right house for the right price, coming up with a sensible down payment and securing a mortgage. After putting down a hefty sum for the purchase, many first-timers may not have the extra cash on [...]

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Published on August 22nd, 2014
Modified on August 8th, 2014 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Consumer, House & Home
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Burglary Explained by Burglars

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This guest post from our partner site Zing! was written by Tim Krebs, corporate communications manager for Protect America Home Security. Tim regularly contributes to the Protect America Home and Life Blog and covers a variety of homeowner-related topics. Protect America recently released its “Interview with a Burglar” eBook, which visualizes some of the data found [...]

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Published on August 15th, 2014
Modified on August 8th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: House & Home, Identity Theft, Travel
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Do You Know About This Movement?

Written by William Cowie - 5 Comments

Is there a new movement happening in your backyard that you are unaware of? A new reality television series has probably never been the impetus behind a major change in how we live, but could this one be different? The show in question is called “Tiny House Nation,” and it kicked off earlier this month [...]

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Published on July 28th, 2014
Modified on July 25th, 2014 - 5 Comments
Filed under: House & Home
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The Cost of More

Written by Suba Iyer - 2 Comments

We have become a nation of “more is better.” We want more of everything — more toys for our kids, more cars in the driveway, more shoes in the closet, and more bathrooms in the house. Our houses, garages, dumpsters and lives are filled with Stuff. With a toddler around, I’m very tempted to fill the [...]

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Published on July 14th, 2014
Modified on July 12th, 2014 - 2 Comments
Filed under: House & Home
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5 Creative Backyard Summer Activities for Kids

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This post comes from Rachel Beger at our partner site Zing!
School’s just about out for the summer, and that can only mean one thing: “Mom, I’m bored!” Ideas run out fast, especially when you’re not looking to leave the house every day, and you have a budget to abide by. These five backyard activities will be [...]

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Published on July 11th, 2014
Modified on June 26th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: House & Home
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10 tips most first-time home buyers don’t consider

Written by Suba Iyer - 3 Comments

It’s been exactly one year since my husband and I purchased our first home. As one might expect, we’ve learned a number of valuable lessons this past year. There are plenty of articles full of useful tips for first-time home buyers. I am not going to repeat them. Instead, I will list the lessons I personally [...]

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Published on June 16th, 2014
Modified on June 13th, 2014 - 3 Comments
Filed under: House & Home, Planning
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Should Utilities Be Added to Credit Scores?

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This post comes from Miranda Marquit at our partner site Quizzle.com.
One of the biggest complaints that many have about the credit reporting industry is the fact that consumers have little choice but to engage in activities that can result in high interest debt if they want a good credit score.
While it’s true that the point [...]

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Published on January 10th, 2014 - 3 Comments
Filed under: House & Home
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Buying the Right Snow Blower

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This post comes from Aaron Brandt at our partner site Quizzle.com
It’s time to face facts. It is now December. It is going to snow. And you need to be prepared to dig your way out of whatever icy mayhem this winter offers. Sure, you can toil away in the elements with a shovel, or you can [...]

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Published on December 30th, 2013
Modified on December 20th, 2013 - 3 Comments
Filed under: House & Home
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End of year brings changes in mortgage industry

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This article comes from Anthony Fontana from the Quicken Loans Zing! blog.

For some of us, the end of 2013 just signals the beginning of 2014. Not a whole lot changes aside from writing 2014 at the end of a date. However, the end of this year is different. Why, you ask? Because [...]

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Published on November 15th, 2013 - 7 Comments
Filed under: House & Home, Mortgages
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VA loans – Understanding occupancy requirements

Written by Linda Vergon - One Comment

This post comes from Amanda Pallay at our partner site Quizzle.com.
Most veterans say that some of the more confusing aspects of qualifying for a VA loan are the occupancy requirements. This usually stems from when a service member gets their PCS orders and has to move. Will they be able to rent the house? Will they be [...]

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Published on November 1st, 2013
Modified on October 16th, 2013 - One Comment
Filed under: House & Home, Moving, Real Estate
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