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5/18/16  Housing
Home values continue to increase in most markets

The housing market continues to report strong growth in home values, despite a slower rate of appreciation in oil states. A key contributing factor to the continued good news in the housing sector is historically low interest rates that make homes affordable for more consumers.

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4/15/16  HousingSmart Spending Tips
Spring home maintenance: Give your gutters some tender loving care

To protect your home from water damage, you should keep your home's gutters clean. Get tips on how to save by cleaning your own gutters.

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3/18/16  Housing
Home values and equity on the upswing while foreclosures and distressed sales decrease

The housing market continues to be strong, with home prices and home equity lines of credit on the rise while foreclosures, delinquencies and distressed sales decline. 

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3/11/16  Housing
Selling your home: Is home staging really worth it?

According to some studies, home staging can increase the sale price of your home up to 10 percent. But is staging really worth the cost?

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2/9/16  Career & EducationCredit 101Getting Out of DebtHousingSavings & Retirement
Three ways student loans can impact your life after graduation

A full 45 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 who have student loans have put off a major life event because of their debt. That includes things like buying a house, saving for retirement, even buying a car — all because they’re worried they can’t afford it.

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1/27/16  Housing
Home price barometer, January 2016 update

Housing prices continue their slow rise, approaching – and in some segments and markets, surpassing – their pre-housing-crisis peak values. Homeownership remains affordable for buyers, however, when measured by the monthly payment on a new home because lower interest rates counteract higher home prices. 

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