Tips & Advice

How Much Does It Cost to Refinish Hardwood Floors?

The cost to refinish hardwood floors depends on several variables, including where you live, how large an area you’re planning to refinish and the condition of the floors.


Simplify the Home Buying Process

By doing your homework and thinking about the process as four smaller stages, shopping for a home can be less complicated and, perhaps, even enjoyable.

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Make Your Dog More Fetching to an Insurer

If your carrier balks at covering your dog or threatens higher premiums, get a quote from several other providers.

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Beyond the Red Carpet: What It’s Really Like to Live in Los Angeles

We asked 10 residents working in different industries across the city to share their insight.


Why Being Pre-Approved for a Loan Matters

Not being pre-approved won’t get you past the front door.

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Popular Apartment Amenity Trends for 2014

There are amenities to suit the needs of every renter. Take a look at some of the most popular ones for 2014.

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What If I Find Asbestos in My House?

Simply living in a home in which asbestos exists is not dangerous. It’s when asbestos materials are disturbed that you should become concerned.


Paying Extra for Paradise

New Zillow data shows people pay a premium to live in idyllic vacation spots and college towns. Here’s a look at five towns where mortgage payments are outpacing median income.


Reasons to Consider a Modular Home

Today’s models are new and improved, making them an attractive option for many home buyers.


Best Times to Buy, Sell or List a Home

A common question from a buyer or seller is: what is the best time to buy or sell a home? In the clothing world, it makes […]

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How to Fight High Property Taxes

Up to 60 percent of U.S. properties are overassessed, which means those homeowners are likely paying too much in property taxes. Understanding the assessment process is an essential first step toward getting your tax bill lowered.

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Let’s Bust 3 Common Home Buying Myths

If you are in the market to buy a home for the first time, there are several credit myths that may need debunking.

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So, You Think You Want to Go FSBO?

Selling your home by yourself, or what is known as “for sale by owner,” doesn’t always save you money and it could cost you time and stress.

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4 Foolish Money Mistakes You Should Avoid

Do you make a lot of mistakes when it comes to managing your finances? Here are some of the more foolish things we often do – […]


5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Be a Landlord

Owning rental property can be a great long-term wealth-building tool that is available even to individuals of very modest means. Plus, it doesn’t take a degree […]