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How to Find Cheap Home Insurance in 2017

Finding cheap home insurance should be easy. Just call up some insurance providers, compare prices and choose the lowest one. However, with the importance of proper homeowners insurance price isn’t always the best comparison point. After all, home insurance doesn’t just protect the structure of your house. It also protects your belongings and covers you […]

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Best Home Equity Loan Rates for 2017

If you’re looking for the best home equity loan rates, you’re in good company. Home equity loans hold undeniable appeal for many homeowners. They’re a convenient way to unlock some cash by tapping the value built up in your home — money you otherwise won’t see unless you sell your home for a profit. We […]

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The Best Home Insurance for 2017

If you’re looking for the best home insurance in 2017, there are plenty of national and local insurance companies that will want your business. However, it’s hard to decide which company to pick with so many choices. The best way to find fair rates is to get free online homeowners insurance quotes from a variety […]

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Best Home Warranty Companies for 2017

Home warranties can help homeowners guard against large unexpected bills when things such as major appliances and plumbing fail. Home warranties are becoming more popular over the years, even more so than back in 1971 when the industry leader, American Home Shield, founded the entire industry. I looked at several factors to narrow down my […]

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Best Reverse Mortgage Lenders for 2017

A reverse mortgage allows you to convert your home equity into a cash loan, provided you’re over the age of 62. It can help you balance out your income during retirement, make it easier to pay bills, or even help you downsize to a new home. The reverse mortgage industry has a bad reputation, though, […]

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4 Financial Steps to Take When You Land a New Job

On our 2012 resolutions list, we can find that 16 percent of us have placed “finding a new job.” One of the driving factors is that we’re recognizing opportunities for better pay in a more robust job market (statistics are predicting a high demand for experienced mid to senior-level workers). While your first agenda is, […]

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The Do-It-Yourself Dilemma: When Things Go Wrong

For the most part, I prefer doing home maintenance tasks myself rather than hire someone to do the tasks for me. It saves on labor costs and I often learn a new thing or two during the process. But I also know that different projects require varying levels of home repair experience — when do […]

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Is It Ethical to Walk Away on a Mortgage?

I may have just ruined a friendship from my college years by being honest. A few days ago, I received a long email from a friend I keep in occasional email contact with. That friend, who I’ll call Lindsay, is in an upside down mortgage – the current estimated value of the house is about […]

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The Real Reason They Aren’t Homeowners: Different Goals

<img src="" border="0" style="float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;" alt="Realtor sign by on Flickr!"Ramit Sethi pointed me towards a The Real Reason We Aren’t Homeowners. It’s surprisingly refreshing, honest, and well worth discussing a bit (in fact, their whole section on home buying essays, The American McDream, is well worth reading). The article […]