Tag: "home safety"

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How to Save Money on Your Current Mortgage

How to Save Money on Your Current Mortgage

Let’s be honest: we’re all looking for a few ways to save a little money on our mortgage payment. It’s most likely the largest chunk of money that leaves your bank account every month, so it’s perfectly natural to want to alleviate that financial thorn in your side. The good news is your mortgage payment [...]

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3 Electrical Safety Tips

3 Electrical Safety Tips

Ah, home electricity. It’s not the most interesting subject, but your home electrical system is part of your day to day living and if you don’t know how to safely interact with it, the results could be deadly. Under no circumstances are we suggesting that you tackle some of your home’s electrical problems. This is [...]

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Home Insurance Mistakes to Avoid

Home Insurance Mistakes to Avoid

Home insurance is a bit of a risk in itself; there is so much fine print that needs to be read that many homeowners don’t understand exactly what their policy does and doesn’t cover and in what condition their current coverage becomes null and void. So before you think you’re covered, only to find out [...]

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When Paying Off Your Mortgage Early is a Bad Idea

When Paying Off Your Mortgage Early is a Bad Idea

It seems like a perfect idea: pay your mortgage off earlier to avoid costly interest fees down the road. And for the most part, this is an excellent plan. It lowers your risk of foreclosure, improves your credit and acts to keep you out of debt. Think about it: TheStreet.com explains it nicely when they [...]

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Reasons to Use a Realtor when Selling Your Home

Reasons to Use a Realtor when Selling Your Home

In this day and age, using a realtor can seem like an outdated resource. After all, there are countless ways to bring people to your home as well as research the price range your home should be sold at. If you could save a couple thousand from going to a realtor, why wouldn’t you try [...]

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3 Ways to Protect Your Home from Theft

3 Ways to Protect Your Home from Theft

Did you know roughly 1.6 million residential burglaries occur in the US every year? Of course we’re not saying that to scare you, we’re telling you that so you’ll be aware of the risks. Home theft does happen, and even if you always hope it doesn’t happen to you, the truth it is at some [...]

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Forgotten Questions for Screening for Potential Roommates

Forgotten Questions for Screening for Potential Roommates

So it looks like you need a roommate. Maybe you like the idea of paying less in rent and utilities every month or maybe you’re just sick of making funny jokes every night and having no one around to laugh at them. Either way, you’ve started searching for a roommate. Luckily, you’ve probably found a [...]

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3 Things You Shouldn’t Do Before Buying a Home

3 Things You Shouldn’t Do Before Buying a Home

Buying a home is a huge life step. After all, it is probably going to be the largest purchase you ever make. Now chances are you’ve probably slaved for hours creating the perfect home wish list, slaved for years putting enough money in savings to render a decent down payment and spoken to an experienced [...]

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5 Cheap Ways to Increase Your Home’s Security

5 Cheap Ways to Increase Your Home’s Security

Everyone wants to live in a safe and secure environment, but let’s be honest, everyone does not have extra thousand dollars lying around in order to equip ourselves with a decent home security system. Plus, take away the fact that many of us aren’t allowed to have a dog in our current dwelling and we [...]

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4 Things No One Tells You About Living Alone

4 Things No One Tells You About Living Alone

Ah, the dream of living alone. It’s pretty amazing really; whether you’ve just bought your first home or you’re still a struggling college who’s just plain sick of having roommates, living alone can seem like the ultimate dream for all of those who still have housemates to deal with. However, before you get all excited [...]

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