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How Do Home Improvement Loans Work? If you’re buying a new home but can’t afford one that is move-in ready, you may be interested in a home improvement loan. Or if you’ve been in your home for a while now but have grand plans for repairs and a… Read More

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Where to Splurge and Where to Save on Home Improvements Whether you’re preparing your home to list on the market or want to make wise investment decisions when upgrading, these are the areas of your home where it is worth splurging, and the places where it’s better to… Read More

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Prepping Your Home for Sale As you prepare to put your home on the market, consider prioritizing the tasks that will make your house sale-ready on a budget: Clean and declutter your house. Empty spaces encourage potential buyers to imagine themselves living there and a clean house looks… Read More

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Is My Home’s Lack of Curb Appeal Turning Away Buyers?   If you’re planning to sell your house this season, there’s a number of common mistakes to keep in mind when maximizing your home’s curb appeal. The first impression buyers get from your house can make or break a sale,… Read More

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It’s Time to Renovate the Bathroom The best way to inject freshness back into your bathroom is by redoing the walls. Tile wasn’t made just for the floor! Consider these: Accent tile above the vanity adds a bit of glam at a low price. White subway tile is… Read More

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How to Set Up Your Home Office The No. 1 essential for your office is comfort. An office you want to be in will help you get more done! Keep in mind the number of hours you will spend there. Choose a location that is big enough so… Read More

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Mortgage Interest and Other Deductions To start with, check your mortgage totals for deductibility. Interest payments on your original mortgage, up to $750,000 for joint filers and $375,000 for others — assuming the mortgage isn’t larger than the home’s purchase price and improvement costs — are deductible for… Read More