Improving your home’s energy efficiency

The task of outfitting one’s home for energy efficiency can be a truly daunting one. The costs of a high-tech replacement to one of your home appliances are often steep. Even something like a new dryer can run close to $1,000, and it can be hard to visualize that cost as a legitimately worthwhile use […]

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What to consider when considering a condo

A condominium or townhome can be a cost-effective housing solution if your situation allows. For those without the ability to commit to a full mortgage or to a permanent location, it can be the only logical option to lease a property within a complex. But with the boon of not having to deal with maintenance, […]

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Preparing to finance a home

Even if you’re still a few years away from your first home, the matter of finance might feel like it’s creeping up on you already. A home is no small investment; in fact, it’s one of the biggest ones a person can make, and it can be a lifelong – or at least long-term – investment […]

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A partial guide to your credit

As you likely realize, credit is an important ingredient in many parts of the real estate process. Obviously, a good credit score helps you qualify for a mortgage loan. Beyond that, however, a credit score represents you to someone looking to understand a few important facets of your personality. Are you trustworthy? Do you commit […]

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