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October 12, 2022
If youre looking to buy a home, you probably want to secure the lowestinterest ratepossible for your home loan. Over the last couple of years, that was easier to do as the housing market saw record-low mortgage rates, but this year rates haverisen dramatically.If youre looking for ways to combat tod [Read More]
June 29, 2022
Homeownership Could Be in Reach with Down Payment Assistance ProgramsA recentsurveyfromBankrateasks prospective buyers to identify the biggest obstacles in their homebuying journey. It found that 36% of those polled said saving for a down payment is one of their primary hurdles to buying a home.If y [Read More]
November 16, 2020
With recent years showing some of the biggest temperature extremes on record, a lot of homeowners are looking for ways to stay comfortable without breaking the bank. One option that some might choose is to install a whole-house fan to keep cooler air flowing. These fans may not be right for every ho [Read More]
November 16, 2020
There are some chores around the house that make you feel like youve really done something, giving you a sense of massive accomplishment and joy. Cleaning gutters isnt one of them. Unfortunately, its a chore that still has to be done, whether its fulfilling or not. And if youve got to do a thing, yo [Read More]
November 16, 2020
Very few things in a home can make such a difference to both form and function as new floors. Flooring reflects not only your style and personality, but also your lifestyle. The right floor can make it easier to keep your home cleaner, hide imperfections, and set the mood for a cozy living space. An [Read More]
November 16, 2020
Popcorn is great with a movie or possibly for stringing around an old-fashioned Christmas tree, but its a little less universally loved when its applied to the ceiling as a texture. Popcorn ceiling, a type of texture that looks a lot more like cottage cheese than popcorn, was widely used in homes fr [Read More]
November 16, 2020
Chances are, youve at least heard of building permits even if you havent applied for one yourself. Going by their name alone, you can probably guess the general gist of what these permits are used for. You might be surprised to find out that a lot of homeowners dont really know that much about build [Read More]
November 16, 2020
Custom windows can really add a lot of life and personality to your home. They can also be a great option if you struggle with getting enough natural light with your currently installed windows. Installing custom windows is kind of a big decision though, especially if you arent really sure what sort [Read More]
November 16, 2020
When youre shopping for a home, it can feel like youre hemorrhaging money. Youve got all sorts of things to pay for, from loan application fees to home inspections, so when the issue of earnest money comes up unexpectedly, it can be a slam on the brakes moment. Now that the days of low to no down pa [Read More]
October 25, 2020
Good lighting is important in many places in the home. When youre working in the kitchen, though, having sufficient lighting to see what youre doing is vital. Poor lighting in your kitchen can make cooking and other tasks a pain, especially if the lighting leaves shadows in areas that you use a lot. [Read More]
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