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  • 5 Home Insurance Myths That Could Cost You January 30, 2023
    Whether youve owned a home for years or are buying your first home, purchasing insurance can be confusing. Some of that confusion can come from policy myths that are often not true.If ignored, thesefive home insurance myths could cost you in the long run.Flood coverage is standard. Flood insurance isnt usually part of a standard […]
  • Boosting Your Home Security On the Cheap January 29, 2023
    Even if you cant afford a home security system, you can protect your home and family with some quick, easy fixes that provide peace of mind without dipping deep into your pockets.Try these tips from HGTV, the home and garden channel:Change the locks " If you havent changed the locks since you moved in, someone […]
  • 4 Ways Smart Home Technology Can Improve Your Life January 28, 2023
    Here are four reasons to consider adding smart home technology to your space…Energy EfficiencySmart thermostats regulate themselves and reduce the energy required to heat and cool your home.SecuritySee whos ringing the doorbell via live video stream and control your door locks from anywhere using your cellphone.ConvenienceSmart home technology gives you control over all your appliances […]
  • Big Issues to Consider Before Buying a Tiny Home January 27, 2023
    Owning a tiny home can leave you debt-free, but it can still have some big costs.Buying a tiny home can be a way to get out from under the burden of a home loan"or at least lead to a smaller mortgage"but there are other costs buyers should know about before they find the tiny house […]
  • Home Maintenance Tips for New Homeowners January 26, 2023
    A home is the biggest single purchase most people will make. Matt Blashaw, a licensed contractor and host of the DIY network show, Money Hunters, offers six tips for planning and performing routine maintenance that can save dollars as well as future headaches:Save on tools " Unless its a tool you will use often, check […]
  • How to Design a Contemporary Kitchen January 25, 2023
    Here are a few key characteristics that are often found in a stylish, contemporary kitchen.Matte FinishesThe smooth, flat texture absorbs light and is better at hiding smudges than other common alternatives.Monochromatic Color SchemeFor a sophisticated ambiance, all-black or all-white are both popular.Sleek LightingLights add a stunning design element while properly illuminating your kitchen.Concealed AppliancesCustomizing the […]
  • 3 Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster January 24, 2023
    While many homeowners make monthly mortgage payments, millions enjoy the luxury of owning their homes outright. If you strive to join their ranks, there are a number of ways you can expedite the completion of your mortgage " and none include lottery tickets.Below are three ways you can pay your mortgage off faster.1. Making Extra […]
  • How to Design a Calming Bedroom January 23, 2023
    When the day is done, nothing is more relaxing than retiring to your bedroom. Unless, of course, your bedroom isn’t a calming space. Below are several tips for designing a sleeping space that brings calm and comfort.Cool colors. There is nothing calming about a blood red bedroom. Choose a cool hue like gentle blue, green […]
  • 4 Ways Smart Appliances Can Improve Your Life January 22, 2023
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  • How to Appeal a Property Tax Assessment January 21, 2023
    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 rate of […]