When Hiring a Contractor

Do you need something repaired or done around your home? Rather than hiring just anyone, do your research to help avoid problems! Here’s some tips to get the best work done! Shop around — getting multiple bids from contractors and handymen is the best way to get a fair price Depending on the job, hire …

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Home Upgrades with the Lowest ROI

File these six home upgrades under wish fulfillment, not value investment. Life is a balancing act, and upgrading your home is no different. Some upgrades, like a kitchen remodel or an additional bathroom, typically add value to your home. Others, like putting in a pool, provide little dollar return on your investment. Of course, homeowning …

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Credit Score Myths

6 Myths about credit scores If you’re looking for a home, getting a car, or just wanting to up your credit score, then you’re acutely aware of how much influence your current credit score has on achieving your goals. However, there are several misconceptions about credit scores and just what and how they can affect …

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The Pros and Cons of Buying a Newly Built Home

According to Trulia’s latest survey, twice as many people prefer new homes to existing homes. “New” means exactly that: brand-new properties that have never been lived in before, or homes purchased in the preconstruction phase. On the flip side, “existing” homes are preowned properties, most of which were built between the 1920s and the 1970s. …

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