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April 16, 2021

Got Half-Done Home Improvement Projects? Here's Why and How To Finally Finish the Job

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With everyone spending more time at home, many people are embarking on home improvement projects that, alas, never seem to get finished. Like that half-painted laundry room or the closet organization system that's still sitting in its box. We all have them. So why is it so hard to ...

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April 16, 2021

Tax Breaks for Homeowners

A guide to homeowner tax deductions.

Owning a home has its rewards and challenges — and that’s especially true at tax time.

Depending on your circumstances, the tax rules around homeownership can lessen your tax obligation when it comes time to file. But before diving into all the math, it’s worth considering which type of deduction ...

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April 16, 2021

What Are Some Effective Selling Strategies When It Comes to Selling Your House With Cash?

Selling your house to a group of fast closing house buyers will give you many advantages that you will surely enjoy especially as long as you get right money house selling business which will purchase your house for a price that suits you and give you the cash that you ...

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April 16, 2021

The Most Popular Landscaping Trends for 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic kept many people home for the majority of 2020. And while things are definitely looking up, many are still spending more time at home in 2021, which is driving an uptick in home renovations—including landscaping.

So, the question is—what are the trends homeowners are embracing to spruce ...

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April 9, 2021

3 Alt Credit-scoring Methods

New types of data to determine prospective buyers’ creditworthiness may increase homeownership opportunities for Black and Hispanic Americans. However, standards need to be developed for the use of such data—which come from sources outside traditional credit bureaus—to ensure equitable and responsible lending practices, experts said Thursday during a National Association ...

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April 9, 2021

Inspecting For Termites

Have a fear of termites or looking to tidy up your home? Check Orkin's infographic on termites to learn where they hide indoors and outdoors!

A visual guide from the pest control company, Orkin, showing indoor and outdoor hotbeds for termite infestations.

Source:  https://www.orkin.com/press-room/orkin-top-termite-cities-2021?utm_source=pressrelease&utm_campaign=JSPRESS

March 16, 2021

Why Are Credit Scores Soaring in a Recession?

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Credit scores have never been higher, positioning more Americans to qualify for some of the best mortgage rates ever. Yet, nearly 10.1 million Americans remain unemployed and have skipped mortgage or debt payments. How can this be?

“It’s been bizarre with this recession to see credit scores go up ...

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March 16, 2021

6 Black-Owned Etsy Shops To Support During Your Next Decor Binge

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Etsy has long been a top destination to shop for unique, handmade decor, but it's easy to get lost in the pages and pages of clickable products. So we wanted to take this moment to showcase the work of some of our favorite Black artists.

From African-inspired textiles to handcrafted ...

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March 16, 2021

Pandemic Prompts Bigger Wish-Lists in Kitchens, Outdoor Spaces

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Pandemic Prompts Bigger Wish-Lists in Kitchens, Outdoor Spaces

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people use their homes. It’s leading to several homeowners taking on renovation projects so they can better enjoy their spaces, whether inside or out.

HomeLight, a real estate referral company, surveyed more ...

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March 16, 2021

This Is the Best Time of Year to Get a Mortgage

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This Is the Best Time of Year to Get a Mortgage

Home buyers better hurry: This month may offer the best time of year to get a mortgage. But February can offer some of the best rates too, according to a new study from Haus, a home-finance ...

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