Home Improvements: Some Things Should Be Left to the Pros

by Renee' Anderson 23. April 2015
It's true that saving money is important. However, sometimes you need to spend a little in order to not lose a lot. You know what I mean? No? Okay. Let me explain. As you consider whether to hire professionals to handle your next home improvement project or do it yourself, there are some things to keep in mind. How much is time worth? Often times, doing things yourself slows down the process. This could be fine, IF you’re not working on a time sensitive improvement like a new roof (you&rs... [More]

Quick Tips for Staging Your Home to Sell

by Sara Seeger 10. March 2015
There are a number of attributes that can help a house sell, such as location, updates, size, and proximity to renowned schools, just to name a few. However, you have little to no control over many of these things when you go to sell your home. What you can control is how your house looks when it's on the market. Once you place your house on the market, you are ultimately selling a product, so it is important that your product looks and feels as appealing and comfortable as possible. Here are fi... [More]

Using Home Equity Loans and Lines of Credit to Your Advantage

by Steve Nicastro 19. May 2014
If you have equity in your home, now could be the time to use it to your advantage in the form of a home equity loan or home equity line of credit. These loans tend to come with low interest rates and can provide several tax advantages—benefits that credit cards do not provide. Whether you are looking to renovate or repair your home, consolidate debt or pay for another major expense, taking out a loan against your equity can prove to be a savvy financial decision. Differences between a hom... [More]

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