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Not Your Grandfather’s Home Loan: What to Know About Today’s Process

(StatePoint) In today’s world where moving fast is the norm, you may think that finding the time to apply for a home loan is about as likely as finding the time to remove your jam-packed storage room of all the objects that don’t bring you joy.

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Wednesday 05/01/2019
Tips to ensure you have the right tools for your spring yardwork
Updated: May 19, 2019 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - With temperatures rising, it’s time to get your lawn and garden in shape for spring. Do you have the right tools for the job?

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Saturday 04/20/2019
Shopping for a Home this Spring: Map Out Your Journey
Posted: April 20, 2019

(StatePoint) Spring is here, which means the weather is warming, there’s more daylight, flowers are popping up… and so are “For Sale” signs in yards nationwide.

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Monday 04/08/2019
Update your backyard with a decorative concrete path
Updated: May 19, 2019 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - From paver patios and fire pits to LED lights and Wi-Fi entertainment systems, there are countless ways homeowners can upgrade their backyard these days. However, few additions can enrich the natural landscape of your backyard and complement the exterior look of a home like a decorative concrete path. It’s also an affordable do-it-yourself project that offers real function to a backyard.

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Monday 04/01/2019
Brighten a kitchen with dark colors [Video]
Updated: May 19, 2019 - 2:31 am

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Wednesday 03/27/2019
Refreshing the bathroom: Choose the perfect faucet and showerhead
Updated: May 19, 2019 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Are you longing for a bathroom refresh? For an instant update, focus your efforts on the faucet and showerhead.

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Tuesday 03/12/2019
Fact or fiction? 5 common car insurance myths debunked
Updated: May 19, 2019 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Trimming costs is, hands down, the easiest way to put more dollars in your pocket. When looking at the major expenses in your life, insurance is often seen as a big one. While there are well-known tips for saving on insurance, like bundling home and auto, a good first step is to have accurate information. “There are a lot of myths out there about what impacts insurance rates,” said Eric Madia, vice president, product design, Esurance. “Dispelling some of those myths upfront will not only save people money, but will also help ensure they’re properly protected.”

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Friday 03/08/2019
Revive deteriorated concrete driveways, sidewalks and patios by resurfacing
Updated: May 19, 2019 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - There are many simple and affordable ways to improve the curb appeal of a home. From power washing the siding and painting the shutters to landscaping the front yard and updating the mailbox, homeowners have countless do-it-yourself possibilities that will effectively add curb appeal to their home. However, a commonly overlooked project homeowners should consider more often is renewing old, worn-out concrete driveways, sidewalks and patios with a concrete resurfacer. Thanks to new technology, resurfacing concrete has become a DIY-friendly project rather than being perceived as too difficult or expensive.

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Thursday 03/07/2019
Which Home Upgrades Are Worth It and Which Aren't
Updated: April 30, 2019 - 2:37 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored by GAF - Mark your calendars.

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Thursday 02/28/2019
Renew an old concrete patio with pavers
Updated: May 19, 2019 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Nearly 70 percent of homeowners spend more time outside after completing a landscaping project, according to a 2018 Houzz survey. While this is not a new trend, upgrading the backyard and the curb appeal of a home continues to be a smart investment, especially when hardscapes are involved. Few things improve the look and the value of a home like a paver driveway or patio, and it’s hard to beat entertaining family and friends around an outdoor kitchen or fireplace made of concrete stone.

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Monday 02/25/2019
One Small House in Boise, One Big Step in Homeownership
Updated: April 10, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - There came a point in Meghanne's 29-year-old life when she decided it was time to "be an adult and buy a house." And as a loan officer, she wanted to practice what she preached about investing in homeownership.

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Friday 02/08/2019
5 tips to flip your home from drab to fab
Updated: May 19, 2019 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - If you’re looking to freshen up your living space, it’s easy to get swept away in on-trend designs. But while trends come and go, savvy homebuilders and designers agree that there’s one thing that never goes out of style: natural wood details, such as those crafted from a versatile species like cypress. Here are a handful of helpful tips to flip your home from drab to fab.

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Friday 12/21/2018
4 Insider Tips for Anyone Buying or Selling A House
Updated: March 02, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored by GAF - How many houses have you been outbid on? And if you're an owner who can't even get a nibble out of buyers - if some barely even bother stepping inside - are you starting to feel like screaming?

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Monday 11/19/2018
What You Need to Know About Timeshares
Updated: December 05, 2018 - 2:33 am

(StatePoint) It’s estimated that at any given time, there are over 1 million timeshare owners looking to end their timeshare ownership. Unfortunately, exiting a timeshare is more complex than many people realize.

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Friday 11/09/2018
Is Buying a Home Right for You? What to Know Now
Posted: November 09, 2018

(StatePoint) Many millennials are buying their first homes in a marketplace that is more challenging than the one their parents encountered for their first purchase.

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Thursday 09/13/2018
Concerned About Rising Mortgage Rates? Borrowers Have Options
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:40 am

(StatePoint) While mortgage interest rates remain near historic lows, they have been slowly rising over the last year, increasing the cost of 30-year loans for borrowers.

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Friday 07/20/2018
How Many Americans are Finding Affordable Housing
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:40 am

(StatePoint) With the cost of housing continuing to rise faster than wages, it’s no wonder that many Americans nationwide are struggling to make ends meet. Luckily, solutions already exist to address the affordable housing shortage, say experts.

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Monday 06/18/2018
Top Tips and Decluttering Insights for Your Next Move
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:39 am

(StatePoint) Moving can be emotional and the ways you manage it – including the downsizing of your possessions – may be influenced by your age, suggests a new study.

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Thursday 05/03/2018
6 Money Tips for Buying a Home
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:40 am

(StatePoint) When searching for a new home, you may come across some conflicting information, especially about home financing or mortgage loans. Consider these six money tips to help you navigate the process.

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