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9/15/17  Housing
Top money moves for all stages of homeownership

Read about tips for saving, refinancing and other real estate maneuvers from Alliant’s Smartest Financial Decision Contest entrants.

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8/15/17  Housing
Tips for hiring a contractor for your remodeling project

The right contractor can help make your dream home a reality. These tips can help you find the perfect partner for your next home improvement project.

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6/23/17  Housing
What’s the best way to pay for a home remodel project?

Credit cards? A home equity loan? Understand your options for financing home projects before you get started.

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6/2/17  Housing
Is an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) right for me?

Though common wisdom may be to opt for a slow-and-steady 30-year fixed mortgage, many home buyers may find greater value in an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM). 

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4/15/17  HousingSmart Spending Tips
Reno projects to increase your home’s value

Money invested in maintaining and upgrading your home generally comes back to you, at least in part. According to the 2017 Cost vs. Value Report from Remodeling magazine, homeowners can expect an average of 64.3 cents on the dollar in resale value gains for every dollar spent.

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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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