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Whether buying, selling, or launching a home project, you'll find plenty of advice to help you take care of your home.

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March 27, 2019

Before renovating your home, here’s how to get organized and plan your budget.

Maintaining Your Home
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February 18, 2019

Closing costs aren’t usually the first thing you think about when buying a home. Here’s how to save on them.

Preparing to Buy
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February 11, 2019

These basics will put you on common ground when discussing mortgages with your lender.

Choosing a Mortgage
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February 8, 2019

Before going to a home showing, start with these buyer basics.

Preparing to Buy
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September 7, 2018

Flood insurance protects you against major out-of-pocket expenses due to excessive water damage.

Navigating Homeowners Insurance
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July 2, 2018

Homeowners insurance policies can be tough to understand. We’ll break it down, so you can get the coverage you need.

Navigating Homeowners Insurance
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April 30, 2018

Answer these five questions to find out if the time is right for you to refinance your home.

Choosing a Mortgage
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September 22, 2017

More injuries happen at home than anywhere else. The right financing can help with minor and major home fixes.

Maintaining Your Home
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Storm damage
September 7, 2016

These key points about insuring your home can help you get the most out of your coverage.

Navigating Homeowners Insurance
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Finding money for a home downpayment
June 22, 2016

Saving to buy a home? Consider these tips to help you find the down payment money you need.

Preparing to Buy
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Get to know ARMs
June 22, 2016

Learn how an Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM) can give you a leg up on costly monthly payments.

Choosing a Mortgage
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June 22, 2016

From lender to loan terms, here’s how to find the mortgage that meets your needs.

Choosing a Mortgage
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You can expect to recoup close to 80 percent of your costs for a deck addition.
June 14, 2016

Consider home improvement projects that can revitalize your home and add value, but not break the bank.

Maintaining Your Home
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Man checking thermostat
December 9, 2015

When the mercury dips, home heating bills rise. Here are maintenance tips to help control those utility bills.

Maintaining Your Home
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July 14, 2015

You’ll pay it off sooner and build equity faster. Could a 15-year fixed-rate mortgage be the right choice for you?

Choosing a Mortgage
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December 2, 2014

You might turn to a home equity line of credit if you’re facing big home improvement expenses.

Choosing a Mortgage
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June 18, 2014

Home repairs or renovations in your future? Before hiring a contractor, here are some important things to consider.

Maintaining Your Home
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