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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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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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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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