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  1. Trick or treat money

    Financial Tricks & Treats

    In the spirit of Halloween, here are some easy ways to trick yourself into saving. And you’ll love the treat: more money in your pocket!

  2. Puppy looking out window

    Quirky Trends in Real Estate

    As the housing market continues to recover, a bevy of interesting trends have been emerging in the sector, affecting everything from buyer and seller behavior to design and everything in between.

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    Tips for Buying a Home in the Fall

    Here’s what you need to know about jumping into the market at this time of year.

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    Renovating This Fall? Here’s What You Need to Know

    From finding inspiration to hiring a pro for the job, here’s what you need to know to get started.

  5. Child's drawing of house

    Why Millennials Are Ditching Homeownership to Live With Mom and Dad

    The housing recovery may be well underway, but this recovery is virtually millennial-free.

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    5 Questions to Ask Before Making a Lowball Offer

    If you do your homework, you’ll keep your offer in the right ballpark and ultimately increase the odds of scoring your dream home at a price that doesn’t make you cringe.

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    Housing by the Numbers

    Are you looking to buy a house? Rent? Here are some important numbers to keep in mind as they may apply to you and your transaction.

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    Avoid These Common Seller Mistakes

    Now that home prices have been rising, and buyers are getting off the sidelines, you may be more inclined to list your home. Just make sure you do it the right way.

  9. See, hear, speak no evil

    What Home Buyers Don’t Know Could Cost Them

    With the housing recovery now well underway, you may be inspired to get off the fence and buy that dream home. But are you really prepared?

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    What to Buy in June

    June may seem like a relatively flat month for shopping (and saving), but it’s actually one of the better times to buy a number of homeowner-centric items.

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    4 Real Estate Trends for Summer 2013

    Are you finally off the fence and doing a little home shopping? As the market heats up and sellers regain control, here are a couple of trends to consider.

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    Fatten Up Your Wallet This Summer

    As you finalize your pricey summer vacation plans, you may be looking for ways to put money back in your pocket to help subsidize the costs. Here are some suggestions that you likely haven’t considered.

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    Remodeling? Avoid These Costly Mistakes

    While many Americans are ready to take on remodeling/renovation projects this spring, doing it the wrong way can be costly. Here are some errors to avoid.

  14. Uncle Sam Moneybag

    5 Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

    An estimated 75 percent of taxpayers are expected to receive a tax refund this year, with the average check coming in at about $3,000, according to the IRS.

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    What to Expect When Refinancing

    Should you rush to refinance now? Here are a few things to consider.