Category Archives: Housing

10 Cheap Alternative Housing Options

Many people believe that housing consists of buying a house or renting an apartment. But here are a few alternative housing options other people have readily embraced. Sometimes you gotta be weird in order to get ahead! Become a Landlord … Continue reading

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Drawbacks of Tiny House Living

Buying a tiny may be financially wise. A tiny house usually results in tiny house payments – or even no payments at all. But what about the drawbacks? According to CNN Money, the average house size in America is growing rapidly. … Continue reading

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Possible to Pay Your Mortgage with a Credit Card? Yes.

Racking up credit card rewards can be exhilarating. It’s free money and it’s yours just for being smart enough to take advantage of the free money. Lots of people chase credit card rewards. There are countless blogs all over the web about … Continue reading

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10 Cool Outdoor Gadgets That Actually SAVE You Money

Many of us want to save as much money as we can in every area of our lives. With that in mind, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to learn that there are plenty of gadgets focused on saving people … Continue reading

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10 Home Improvements Buyers Want to See

According to Realtor.com, selling in the summer is smart because: 1. Homes look better 2. Days are longer 3. Sellers can be picky (so many buyers to choose from, typically) 4. Bigger sale price! If you plan to sell your … Continue reading

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22 Things You Should Never Flush Down the Toilet

Many sewer blockages have to be removed by hand. This can be an expensive and labor-intensive task that can throw a wrench into your finances. This begs the question: what items should never be flushed down your toilet? The basic … Continue reading

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Seattle Finds Free Ping Pong in the Park Reduces Crime

If you were serving on a task force to reduce crime in your community, you would probably hear plenty of ideas that are common. Hiring more police officers could help reduce crime, as could placing motion video cameras around high-crime … Continue reading

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52 Week Decluttering Challenge 2015

When one thinks about getting their finances in order, the first thing that comes to mind usually isn’t decluttering their residence, but doing so can be one of the best financial decisions you can make this year. If getting more … Continue reading

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The 3% Home Loan Down Payment is Back

Saving for a down payment on a home loan can take years, especially when most lenders want a minimum of ten percent down.  That’s still a lot less than the 20% which used to be normal. This makes the dream … Continue reading

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15 Eco-Friendly Remodeling Ideas Every Homeowner Should Consider

By Paul Kazlov If you’re looking to make some improvements to your home, it’s very important to consider how these upgrades can help your space be more eco-friendly and more energy-efficient. Not only does using sustainable or recycled materials, or … Continue reading

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Time to Refinance? Dropping Mortgage Rates Should Make You Consider the Option

With the drop in mortgage rates seen this week, millions of Americans are now asking themselves if it’s finally time to refinance their mortgage. The sudden drop in rates, caused by plunging stocks as fears over Ebola, global economic weaknesses, … Continue reading

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Le Palais Royal: America’s Most Expensive Home for Sale at $139 Million

It didn’t take long for the most expensive home, which sold earlier this year for $120 million, to have new competition. A new home in Florida has been listed for $139 million, which hopes to wrestle away the title of … Continue reading

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Cat Smart Collar Detects Vulnerable WiFi Networks

The next time you see your neighbor’s cat walking along your fence line, there might be more going on than the annoyance of the cat coming into your yard. That cat could be checking your WiFi for vulnerabilities sent out … Continue reading

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Man Set House on Fire Trying to Kill Spider: The Best Way to Kill Spiders

No matter what the Internet says, killing spiders with fire isn’t a good way to do it. A man in West Seattle found this out the hard way when he took a lighter and a can of spray paint to … Continue reading

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Buy the Town of Swett for $400,000

It’s not everyday that you have the chance to buy your very own town, but that opportunity is available to anyone who has ever had the dream. At a cost of $400,000 you can purchase the town of Swett in … Continue reading

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Ways to Protect Your House Against Termites

One of the biggest concerns that homeowners have is protecting their house against termites. Termite damage can be extensive and expensive to repair, and it’s a struggle and aggravation no one wants to deal with. As with many things, an … Continue reading

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Stay on Top of Your Home Improvements to Save Money and Time

Tracking home improvement projects can be a risky adventure if you are not managing the details of the project process and the budgets throughout the improvement process. These details include the items necessary for the project, the labor if any … Continue reading

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Allergens and Germs Make Healthier Babies: A Dirty House Can Save $50,000

If you want to help your child have a healthy immune system, you may want to leave your house a little dirtier than you have been. A new study from the June 6 edition of the Journal of Allergy and … Continue reading

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12 Ways to Save Money at Home Depot

Home Depot is a popular place for people who enjoy DIY projects, or are in the middle of renovating or building a house. It’s easy to get lost in their stores, wandering up and down the aisles, and filling your … Continue reading

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Most Expensive Home in US Sells for $120 Million

It’s certainly not your average home. Situated on 51 acres on the Greenwich waterfront, the Copper Beech Farm sold to The Conservation Institute, LLC for a cool $120 million according to the Greenwich Time. That would make it the most … Continue reading

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