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Everything You Need to Know About Maintaining & Replacing Your Roof

In Articles by Nikki Nelson

How often do you think about the roof of your home? It’s something a lot of us take for granted, but it plays a pretty important role in protecting you and your belongings from the elements. To help your roof do its job and to prolong its lifespan, it needs to be maintained and cared for properly. Still, even with …

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Your Daylight Saving Survival Guide

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As we turned our clocks back last Sunday, we may be gaining an hour of sleep, but we’re also losing an hour of daylight. With the days growing shorter, it may not be long before you’ll feel like you haven’t seen the sun in forever. A lack of sunshine means that you may not be getting enough vitamin D, which …

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Equity: What It Is, Ways To Build It, & Why You Might Have Some

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Jack and Sally are neighbors. Jack rents his house from a landlord, while Sally owns her home. They both pay similar housing costs each month to enjoy the neighborhood in which they live. What’s the big difference between the two? Equity. Sally’s monthly payments are working for her, helping her to gain financial stability. Jack’s, on the other hand, are …

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How to Win a Bidding War

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You’ve found The One. You’re in love. It all seems perfect … and then someone comes along and tries to ruin everything. Suddenly, you’re in a bidding war for the home you just have to own. How do you win and get your happily ever after? In this housing market, where inventories are tight, home prices are rising, and interest …

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6 Ways You’re Wasting Energy and Money…And How to Stop!

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Let’s face it: As soon as the summer heat really kicks in and you turn on the AC for the first time, you start to dread seeing your next energy bill. But while we know air conditioning can be a major energy sucker, there are also some other not-so-obvious culprits that could be hiking up your energy bills all year …