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Is Your House the Right Investment to Fund Retirement?

Is Your House the Right Investment to Fund Retirement?

For many people, your home is your largest asset. Like your parents, and grandparents before them, you expect your home—in some way—to fund your retirement. For some of you, that means selling the home near retirement and using the funds…

Expand Your Space with a Garage Makeover

Expand Your Space with a Garage Makeover

For most of us, the garage is simply a place to park the car, store suitcases and holiday decorations, or stow those miscellaneous tools we need now and again. With a little careful planning, however, your garage can become a…

5 Ways to Increase Your Credit Score!

5 Ways to Increase Your Credit Score!

Scorrrrrrrre!!!!!! Celebrate a World Cup of Your Own You may not make it to the FIFA World Cup this year in Brazil, but you can still score big by improving your FICO or Vantage credit score. There’s no way around…

Hosting a Moving Sale

Hosting a Moving Sale

  You know you do not want to take all of your old stuff to your new place. Chances are, you are planning to host a sale. Garage sale, yard sale, estate sale, rummage sale … no matter what you call…

How to Prepare for Emergencies in Your New Home (Part 3)

How to Prepare for Emergencies in Your New Home (Part 3)

The last in our series, preparing for emergencies in your new home means taking extra measure to protect your investment. Surviving a disaster is just the first part. Recovering takes longer and requires more advance planning. Start by designing your…

Expand Your Summer Living Space

Expand Your Summer Living Space

As the temperatures heat up and barbeque season is in full swing, the outdoors beckons. Early morning coffee on the back deck as the sunrises and late evening gatherings to watch the stars come out do not require shade, but…

How to Prepare for Emergencies in Your New Home (Part 2)

How to Prepare for Emergencies in Your New Home (Part 2)

In a new home or neighborhood, preparing for emergencies in advance might just save you or your family member’s life. In Part 2, we cover the basics for inside your house. Know your home: Learn how to turn off gas,…

From Hi-Tech Race Car to Hi-Tech Home

From Hi-Tech Race Car to Hi-Tech Home

Necessity drives innovation. Last week, quadriplegic former Indy 500 driver, Sam Schmidt drove a modified Corvette around the Indianapolis Speedway by moving his head and biting down with his teeth. Arrow Electronics, a medical and consumer electronics company used existing…

How to Prepare for Emergencies in Your New Home (Part 1)

How to Prepare for Emergencies in Your New Home (Part 1)

When you move into your new home, you may not think to revise and update your emergency plan, but natural disasters strike without warning. Avoid being caught without a plan in place at your new address. Here are ten steps…

Use Memorial Day Sales to Your Home’s Advantage!

Use Memorial Day Sales to Your Home’s Advantage!

  Keeping your home comfortable and up-to-date seems like an expensive endeavor. With trends changing so fast, our wallets can hardly keep up! Lucky for us, Memorial Day is just around the corner. If you shop smart at the sales…

What to Know about Your FHA Mortgage Insurance

What to Know about Your FHA Mortgage Insurance

An FHA mortgage is a loan insured by the Federal Housing Administration. The FHA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, insures loans so that lenders will offer appealing rates to less qualified borrowers at a…

Current Color Trends — Sophisticated Gray

Current Color Trends — Sophisticated Gray

Out with the old … beige, cafe au lait, pale mocha, bone … favorite neutrals for the past decade, may give way to more sophisticated gray-based neutrals. So you might ask, isn’t gray just black and white mixed? Well, yes…

10 Most Desirable Do-it-Yourself Outdoor Projects

10 Most Desirable Do-it-Yourself Outdoor Projects

  The warmer weather has home owners looking to spruce up their home’s outdoor spaces. So when it comes to do-it-yourself outdoor projects, which projects are most home owners tackling? A survey of more than 1,200 home owners by the Home…

How Does a Pool Affect My Home Value?

How Does a Pool Affect My Home Value?

As temperatures begin to rise, the lure of sparkling sunlight reflected off rippling blue water draws many homeowners to invest in an in-ground pool. That a pool adds to quality of life, there is no doubt. When it comes to…

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How to repair my credit and improve my FICO credit score

How to repair my credit and improve my FICO credit score

It’s important to note that repairing bad credit is a bit like losing weight: It takes time and there is no quick way to fix a credit score. In fact, out of all of the ways to improve a credit…

Pamper Your Home with More Spring Cleaning Tips

Pamper Your Home with More Spring Cleaning Tips

We all love a good pampering. Your home is no different. A little spring sprucing gives you house that extra special attention it needs. Whether you start on the inside or the outside, give your home some special treatment and…

DIY Renovation Tips

DIY Renovation Tips

If you’re thinking of buying a fixer-upper for the first time, whether to live in yourself or to flip, doing some of the renovations yourself can be satisfying and economical. You’ve watched plenty of television shows where novices remodeled a…