Category Archives: Reporter

Homeowner’s insurance 101: what you need to know

Not only is insuring your home required by your lender, but protecting your most valuable asset with adequate insurance coverage is a smart money move. Here’s what you need to know when shopping for homeowner’s insurance: Interior & exterior home … Continue reading

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10 ways to save energy at home this fall

As the temperatures drop this fall, energy and water bills are likely to go up. Here are some ways to save energy at home to offset those higher bills. Install a programmable thermostat to automatically lower the heat at night … Continue reading

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6 tips for selecting a mortgage loan

Realtor.com, a resource offered by the National Association of Realtors®, has some great tips about home financing, ideal for helping buyers and sellers educate themselves on the ins and outs of mortgages, closing costs and more. Here are 6 tips … Continue reading

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Caring for your home’s exterior

Whether you are planning to put your home on the market, or just want to maintain your house, caring for your home’s exterior is important. Here are six tips from American Home Shield on ways to keep the outside of … Continue reading

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The costs of being a landlord

If you are in the enviable position of owning a home as an investment property, renting that home to tenants could be a smart financial move for you – as long as you consider all of the costs involved. Here … Continue reading

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Five easy, 15-minute home makeovers

In our last post, we talked about curb appeal and gave you 12 quick fixes to make your home’s exterior more saleable. In this post, inspired by HouseLogic.com, we are giving you more easy home improvement ideas. This time, though, … Continue reading

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12 quick fixes to boost your home’s curb appeal

Beat out the competition by getting your home noticed with these 12 quick, but easy fixes, compliments of American Home Shield. 1.  Replace faded or outdated house numbers, or give your current ones a fresh coat of paint. 2.  Paint … Continue reading

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Fall home maintenance tips

Watching the leaves from the window of my home office, I’m reminded that this is a good time to get my home ready for winter. Of course, I plan to have help with that (hint, hint, Merle), but here are … Continue reading

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5 reasons to sell your house now

I love this article from the KCM Crew – Selling your house? 5 reasons to do it now! – on KeepingCurrentMatters.com. It offers some great reminders to help would-be sellers who are on the fence about putting their homes on … Continue reading

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How credit scores work when buying a home

Credit scores are an objective measure used by creditors to evaluate your credit worthiness. Credit scores are used to determine your ability to repay credit cards, consumer loans and mortgages. When applying for a mortgage, for example, the scoring model … Continue reading

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