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2/25/17  HousingSmart Spending Tips
Is it time to stop renting and start owning?

If you (or your kids) are trying to decide whether to keep on renting or to buy a home, you need to carefully weigh the costs and benefits of each option to make a smart, informed decision. Many factors go into calculating the value of renting vs buying – it’s not just a simple comparison of the cost of rent and the cost of a mortgage payment. There are less obvious factors, along with intangible benefits and drawbacks of each option to take into account.

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1/30/17  Housing
Tips for setting up an Airbnb to earn extra money

Rental platforms like Airbnb offer a unique opportunity for entrepreneurial homeowners and renters to earn some extra cash. If you’ve ever thought about putting your pad on the short-term market, consider these points to help you get started.

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1/4/17  Housing
Mortgage 101: What’s the difference between prequalification and preapproval?

Homebuyers are often confused about the difference between being prequalified for a mortgage and being preapproved for one. Get the scoop on what these terms mean and how the two processes differ. 

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10/28/16  Housing
6 tips for finding your first apartment on a budget

Renting your first apartment can be both exciting and overwhelming. Check out these tips so you know what to do before signing a lease. 

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10/6/16  HousingSavings & RetirementSmart Spending Tips
Is it better to rent or buy a home in retirement?

Empty nesters face an important decision when downsizing: In retirement, should you rent or should you own?  Learn about some pros and cons of each. 

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9/7/16  Housing
How to stage your home for an open house

When you put your home on the market, proper home staging may be the difference between getting zero offers on a home and receiving multiple offers.

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