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December 3, 2017
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Growth vs. Value Investing: Know the Differences

Your investing style and tolerance for risk can help determine what type of stock mutual funds you invest in. The two main types of funds — […]
January 15, 2018
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Expert Insights: If Faced With Foreclosure, What Are My Options?

Talk with your lender immediately. The lender may be able to arrange a repayment plan or the temporary reduction or suspension of your payment, particularly if […]
January 18, 2018
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3 Questions about Interest Rates

If you’re shopping for a home loan, you’re likely focusing on interest rates. Below are a handful of questions you may have about the art of […]
January 20, 2018
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Make the Most of Your Fireplace

One feature that many people look for when buying a home is a fireplace, but not everyone understands what exactly goes into getting a nice fire […]
January 22, 2018
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Buying a Car When You Have an Upside-Down Loan

Owing more on a car loan than the car is worth—called being “upside down” on a loan—can make buying a new vehicle difficult. The negative equity […]
February 6, 2018
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6 Kitchen Upgrades Worth Their Weight in Resale Value

If a kitchen renovation is on your radar, and you plan to stay in your home long-term, you can figure on spending $20,000 or more—especially if […]
February 10, 2018
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Expert Insights: How Do You Determine How Much a Home Is Worth?

The short answer: a home is ultimately worth what is paid for it. Everything else is really an estimate of value. Take, for example, a hot […]
March 18, 2018
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7 Factors to Consider When Searching for the Perfect Neighborhood

Good restaurants aren’t the only amenities worth looking for in a neighborhood. You can remodel a home, but there are some things about a neighborhood you […]
April 7, 2018
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How Roof Materials Impact the Look and Feel of Your Home

Choosing roof materials is like a great hairdo because your roof plays a big role in the overall style and quality of your home. If you […]
April 11, 2018
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Which Remodeling Projects Will Add the Most Value to Your Home?

Remodeling a home, even in minor ways, can increase a family’s comfort and enjoyment. But whether or not they’re planning to sell, many homeowners considering an […]
May 1, 2018

Keys to Buying a Second Home

If you’ve been thinking about buying a second home, now is a good time to take the leap. Mortgage rates are still historically low. But there […]
May 4, 2018
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Ask the Expert: Can a Home Inspection Help the Mortgage Process Along?

Today’s Ask the Expert column features Dan Steward, president of Pillar To Post Home Inspectors. Q: Should sellers get a home inspection to help the mortgage process […]
May 15, 2018
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Which Remodeling Projects Will Add the Most Value to Your Home?

Remodeling a home, even in minor ways, can increase a family’s comfort and enjoyment. But whether or not they’re planning to sell, many homeowners considering an […]
January 12, 2019
What’s Worth Buying at An Estate Sale

What’s Worth Buying at An Estate Sale

Garage sales can be full of deals, but if you’re really looking for pre-owned, high-quality items at great prices, look for an estate sale.
March 23, 2019

Homes With Blue Bathrooms Sell for $5,440 More Than Expected

For-sale listings with cool, neutral wall colors sell for more money, according to Zillow analysis.
April 14, 2019

Home Value Appreciation Stops Falling, Begins to Stabilize

The percentage of home price appreciation on a year-over-year basis has decreased each month for over a year. The question was how far annual appreciation would […]