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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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7/26/16  HousingSmart Spending Tips
Which home improvement project pays off the most?

What factors should you consider when making decisions about home improvement projects? Learn how to weigh your personal design preferences with resale value considerations.

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7/15/16  Housing
Home prices continue to trend upward

May 2016 national home price data showed increases of 5.9 percent year-over-year and 1.3 percent month-over-month. Prices are approaching parity with their 2006 pre-crash peak levels in most major markets – and are reaching all-time highs in some states – but are fears of a housing bubble justified? 

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7/13/16  Housing
How to make wise financial decisions about smart home technology

Smart home technology and appliances are fun toys to play around with. But rather than simply being cool, savvy consumers are finding new ways to use this in-home technology to save money and improve their lives.

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6/7/16  HousingSavings & Retirement
Where to retire abroad? 7 popular destinations

Heading towards retirement but worried about how to afford it? You may have an easier financial time of it by choosing to retire outside of the United States, where your savings can go further. 

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5/26/16  Housing
Is a for-sale-by-owner home the right move for you?

If you’re thinking of selling your home, you may be considering the do-it-yourself route: a For Sale By Owner (FSBO) home listing. Learn more about the pros (you can potentially save thousands!) and cons (lower average sales price, plus time, energy, and negotiation commitments) of FSBO.  

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