How to Find Down Payment Assistance Programs

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You just found your dream home, and it’s within your budget! One thing has you scratching your head though, how are you going to come up with the 20% down payment? You're worried that if you can't find...
Organic Food on a Budget

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Organic food usually tastes better, and is better for you, but it can also be very expensive compared to non-organic products. Organic food can cost nearly 50 percent more, thanks to the extra labor required...
Be a Better Landlord

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Rental properties are one of the best ways to earn passive income and build wealth, but “passive” is a little misleading—it can still be a substantial amount of work. I’ve worked closely with the...
Priority Move-In Tasks

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Moving into a new home is an exciting time, and you're probably daydreaming about decor and paint schemes and new furniture. But before you get into the fun stuff, there are some basics you should cover first.
5 Money-Saving Green Upgrades

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Going green is great for the environment, but that's not the only benefit. When you make green upgrades in your home, it can also lead to some major savings.
Decorating vs. Staging

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At first, staging may seem like a real estate term that doesn't actually mean anything. Isn't staging just decorating? Well, not exactly…
Hidden Homeowner Costs

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Budgeting for buying a home can be difficult enough when you're just weighing mortgage options and a purchase price. But there are many other factors that go into the cost of home ownership.
What Affects Property Value?

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Some the features that increase property value are obvious - like a remodeled bathroom, a modern kitchen, or a sought-after neighborhood. But here are a few features and circumstances you may not have realized...