Beware of “Quick Cash for Your Home” Offers

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We’ve all seen ads like these… “We Buy Ugly Houses” “We Pay Cash for Houses” “We’ll Buy Your House for Cash” “Sell Your Home Fast for Cash” They are on TV, on billboards, online, come in the mail, and even on telephone poles and fences. They seem to offer a simple way to sell your home no matter its current …

4 Ways To Bring Your Dream Kitchen To Life

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The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where we spend many hours whipping up delectable dishes to please every palate and food plan. It’s where we catch a quick morning chat over coffee and linger over dinners together in the early evening. The kitchen is where it’s at. It’s also the area of the home that sees the …

The Best Way To Finance A Home Improvement Project

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Home Improvement Plans

Are you looking to remodel your kitchen or finally add that pool or deck you’ve always wanted? With no finance fees or interest payments, paying cash for a home improvement project is clearly the best option. However, if you don’t have enough in savings to cover a large home improvement project or worse yet, an unexpected major repair such as …

Fifteen Tricks to Sell Your Home Quickly

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If you’re looking to sell your home and start over somewhere else, you likely want to see that sale happen as quickly as possible. After all, it isn’t easy to be paying two mortgages at once! You might also be counting on the proceeds of the sale to help make a down payment on your new home. Read on for …

4 Home Improvement Projects With High Long-Term Return

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When you’re making improvements to your home, you’re not just making your life better in the short term. You’re also making an investment in your future. Ideally, the increase in the value of your home will exceed the cost of the improvement projects. However, it seldom works out like that. The most efficient home improvements don’t pay for themselves immediately.  When …

7 Ways To Stop Worrying About Debt And Love Your Mortgage

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Every corner of the personal finance world seems to hammer home the same point: Debt is the wealth killer. Debt is the single greatest threat to your retirement planning, college savings and financial independence.Except, as it turns out, there is one kind of debt that defies all of these rules: mortgages. Money you owe on real property can, in fact, …

Which Is Right For Me: Adjustable Or Fixed-Rate Mortgage Loan?

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The choice of which mortgage loan to go with starts with a simple question: fixed-rate or adjustable? There are many different terms, points and rates associated with each, but narrowing your search to a category can really simplify the process. Fixed-rate mortgages are the more traditional choice. You and a lender agree to a length of time (or term) and …

Private Mortgage Insurance – What You Need To Know

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Whether you’re a long-time homeowner or you’ve just started shopping for your dream house, you’ve seen stacks of papers full of acronyms. Buried amid the dense undergrowth of legalese are three letters that could be costing you more than you think. PMI in a nutshell Close your eyes and imagine yourself as a venture capitalist, like those you may have …