11 Reasons Why Your Home Isn’t Selling

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11 Reasons Why Your Home Isn’t Selling When you first put your house on the market, you might be hopeful for a quick sale—especially if you’ve put a lot of money into improving the house over the years and if the neighborhood is one that has historically attracted a lot of buyers. While you shouldn’t panic Read More

5 Ways to Save Money on Your Next Move

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Are you planning for a move? Read on for five tips to save money and stress as you relocate. 1. Declutter first. Start your moving process by getting rid of as much as possible. This does two things: you will score some extra dollars by selling old items, and save money by transporting less. You Read More

4 Reasons to Improve Your Home This Fall

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For nearly 74 million homeowners, a new fall tradition has emerged: home improvement. According to a recent Metrostudy Residential Remodeling Index, several factors point to a rise in home improvement projects this season. Energy-Efficiency — With colder weather on the horizon, homeowners shudder at the thought of higher heating costs. They upgrade windows, layer in Read More

At Home: 8 Energy-Saving Tips

Energy costs account for a considerable amount of every homeowner’s budget. According to the Consumer Federation of America (CFA), the average annual utility costs are $2,200. Trimming that expense, even by a few dollars, can save hundreds each year—and save the environment from the effects of excess consumption. Start saving energy at home with these Read More

5 Tips for Saving Money on Your Next New Home

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The process of buying a new home is stressful, even if you’ve already done it before. Looking at properties, researching areas, processing paperwork, etc., can all take a toll on your schedule and daily life. With all this going on, the last thing you should have to worry about is saving money when it actually Read More

New Construction: How Building a Home Can Save You Money

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Owning your own home is an important and some would say essential part of the American dream. However, once you’ve invested the time and hard work to save up enough to be able to finally afford your dream home, you might find that you are faced with a lot of difficult choices about the real Read More

How Paint Colors Impact Sale Price

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There are numerous factors that impact a buyer’s decision to make an offer on a home. One of those is color—a feature that may be positively or negatively received by buyers. A recent Zillow Digs® analysis found that listings with kitchens painted soft shades of yellow sold for $1,360 more than anticipated. Generally, listings with Read More

5 Household Products Wasting Your Money

Household products account for a portion of almost everyone’s shopping list. You can save money by making smart choices about the products and services you buy, says consumer editor Nikelle Murphy of CheatSheet.com—in fact, there are at least five common household products you can strike from your list: 1. Air Fresheners – Air fresheners are a Read More

5 Pre-Summer Checks for a Well-Insulated Home

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One of the simplest ways to beat the heat at home is with adequate insulation. Most people associate insulation with keeping things warm, however, it is equally important when it comes to ensuring your family is cool and comfortable in the summer.  Insulation saves people thousands of dollars in energy costs,  making it one of the Read More

Maintenance, Proper Use Key to Efficient Home Heating

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Homeowners should consider how to make the most of their home heating budgets before cooler weather sets in. Learning how to operate your home heating appliances and then taking care of them through routine maintenance are two of the best things a homeowner can do to save money on heating this season. Since most homeowners operate Read More