Category Archives: Housing

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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How to Naturally Get Rid of Fleas

Fleas are a nuisance regardless of whether they’re in your home or on your pet. Getting rid of fleas and keeping fleas out of your home can be a tiresome and annoying process. There are many different methods or products … Continue reading

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February 28 Day Declutter Challenge

If spending 52 weeks decluttering your house seems like much too long of a period, you might want to try to fast-track the clean-up process. You can do this by taking the February 28 declutter challenge. Focusing on getting your … Continue reading

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The 52 Week Declutter Challenge

You have too much junk. I feel pretty confident making that statement because I have far less stuff than most people, and I have way too much junk. This became apparent as I was going through stuff as part of … Continue reading

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25 Things That Hold Your Money and Your Dreams Hostage

We all have things that we’d like to do in life. Have kids, travel, get married, buy a new home, start our own business, or simply retire well (and maybe early). You probably have your own dreams that aren’t on … Continue reading

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Trends That Are Influencing Your Financial Future

By Carla Blair-Gamblian Every decision we make in life has both short term and long term rewards and consequences. Many Americans still have the desire to achieve the “American Dream” but reality often times ends up getting in the way, … Continue reading

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21 Reasons Dave Ramsey Sucks at Giving Credit Score Advice

There are huge disadvantages of having no credit score. I actually know this better than most. After living over ten years in Japan, I came back to the US naively assuming that the credit history I had built over there … Continue reading

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Let Your Kids Suffer. They’ll Be Better Off.

When I left home to go to college (many years ago), my parents made it very clear that I was on my own. While they would help with expenses as long as I was in school, those expenses were going … Continue reading

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10 Life Choices That Will Hurt Your Finances

Sometimes people make life choices that end up negatively affecting them in their future. Life doesn’t always make things easy and when things get difficult, it can be difficult to make a good choice. Unfortunately, we live in a society … Continue reading

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10 Cleaning Gadgets That Save Money & Time

If you still haven’t started your spring cleaning, there’s a good chance that it’s because you simply don’t like to clean. This is nothing to be ashamed of. There are a lot of us who simply look upon cleaning as … Continue reading

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