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Attic fans, also called full house fans, can be an effective and cost-efficient way to cool a home. They bring in cooler air from outside through vents and push the hot air outside. Doing this means less reliance on your air conditioner, particularly in late spring and early summer when nights are still relatively cool, […]

Whether you’re scoping out a vacation property or looking into becoming a homeowner for the first time, applying for a mortgage is a lengthy and complicated process. While your real estate agent and lender will be there to walk you through the details, knowing what possible errors could lay in waiting will help you make […]

Obtaining a mortgage is a little different when you’re self-employed. Reporting your income as a self-employed worker on Schedule C for income tax purposes can make qualifying for a mortgage loan or refinancing a little more complex. The reason being that proving consistent and reliable income as a freelancer can be more involved because you […]

If youre a homeowner, odds are you dont enjoy sifting through your mail and coming across your mortgage bill every month. So just imagine your shock and dismay if you opened the envelop, only to discover that your payment has inexplicably gone up. Conversely, youd probably get excited and shout woohoo! if your payment went […]

The amount due on a property tax bill is obviously the main thing that catches a homeowner’s eye”but there are other parts of the bill that should be checked for errors and confirmed as updated. Here are some ways to review your property tax bill and how to appeal it: Check the NumbersLook at the […]

What is wabi-sabi you ask? Its an ancient Japanese philosophy and way of life thats ready to transform your living space. At the core of wabi-sabi is the notion that nothing is permanent nor perfect. When applied to interior design, the concept is focused on creating a simple environment that celebrates natural beauty and puts […]

Carbon monoxide poison is a silent danger that claims over 400 lives in the U.S. annually, as well as over 20,000 visits to the emergency room, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To keep your family safe, know the signs of carbon monoxide poisoning: Headaches Nausea Vomiting Dizziness Shortness of breath Fatigue […]

If your credit score is low, it could be due to errors on your report. This is very common, and it can significantly lower your score and make it difficult or impossible to be approved for a credit card, car loan or mortgage. If your credit report contains inaccurate information, take the necessary steps to […]

When a prospective buyer has found the right house and agreed to a price with the seller, the buyer can make a contingent offer. That means that the transaction will proceed, as long as specific contingencies, or conditions, are met. Those contingencies are essential to ensure that each party is aware of all relevant facts […]

In all likelihood, your home is the biggest investment you’ll make in your life. To protect that investment, you should perform regular maintenance to ensure your home runs efficiently for years to come. Although most homeowners already know the importance of maintenance and tackle the most obvious jobs, you may be surprised to learn there […]

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