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Home Improvement Tips To Make Your Life Better

Your home is often a reflection of your personality and your life. If you don’t like what you see, chances are this dissatisfaction also exists in your life. Make the most out of your home, and utilize it as best you can. This article contains suggestions for turning any house into a homely, enjoyable place.…

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Want to Buy a Home

Want to Buy a Home? Do the Math!

It is a common misconception that a 20 percent down payment is required to buy a home. Advice to wait and save a large down payment is often based on the theory that the cost of mortgage insurance (MI), which is required when you buy with a smaller down payment, should be avoided. This may…

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5 ways to create an inviting room using tile

5 Ways to Create an Inviting Room Using Tile

Today’s tile trends extend so far beyond their traditional use as a staple of bathroom design that you may not recognize them. While once the most attractive and innovative tiles had to be imported, contemporary handcrafted tile and stone products for home design are now being made right here in the United States. Homeowners and…

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Mortgage Insurance Added Cost to Homebuying or Smart Way to Get In

Mortgage Insurance: Added Cost to Homebuying or Smart Way to Get In?

The homebuying process is exciting, but can also seem fraught with added costs, like a home inspection, title insurance, and closing costs. And if you can’t afford a full 20 percent down payment on a conventional home loan, then you will most likely pay for private mortgage insurance (MI). Some people consider private MI yet…

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Maintenance Tip – How to Prevent Water Damage in Your Home

Flood damage is a common problem for many homeowners.  There are a few simple precautions you can take to minimize the chance of  water damage in your home. Common causes of floods are burst water pipes, especially from the hoses  to your washing machine.  If you have rubber hoses, it is a good idea to change…

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