Home Remodeling Financing Options

joseph-disalvo / May 12th, 2017

Spring and summer are great seasons to make additions to your home, but many people are concerned about how to finance these projects. Did you know it is easier than you think? These are three popular avenues for homeowners to secure money for a home improvement or remodeling project: Home...

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How Lenders Keep Score

Ben Freshman / August 15th, 2014

“What’s the criteria I’m being judged on when trying to get financing for my first home?”

As American consumers, we’re used to having the power. “The customer is always right,” a slogan coined at Marshall Field’s department store in Chicago, has permeated society since its origination the late 19th century—giving us the confidence and control to …

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Protecting Your Home from a Burglary

Jim Offutt / July 30th, 2014

A burglary occurs about every 15 seconds in the U.S., but this doesn’t mean that you have to turn your home into an impenetrable fortification to keep intruders away. Of course, you could just keep a watchdog in the yard, but there are more effective ways you can protect your home from invasion.

Lock up!

The easiest …

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How to Rent with Bad Credit

Kristen Irons / July 11th, 2014

Getting approved for a rental property with bad credit can be difficult since most landlords require an extensive credit check. Of course, you might be able to find a small apartment complex that doesn’t require a credit check, but don’t expect it to be a five-star property.

If you have negative entries in your credit report, don’t …

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Tips for Buyers in a Seller’s Market

Joseph Disalvo / July 8th, 2014

It can be difficult and somewhat frustrating to buy a home when there are more buyers than sellers. In a so-called “seller’s market,” buying a house is extremely competitive—in fact sometimes a home will sell within a few days—but buyers who act fast and stay well informed will get that perfect dream house despite the …

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6 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

John Hogen / June 16th, 2014

There are several ways in which you can make your home more attractive to sell. Here are six do-it-yourself tips to improving curb appeal.

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