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Fact or fiction? 5 common car insurance myths debunked

(BPT) - Trimming costs is, hands down, the easiest way to put more dollars in your pocket. When looking at the major expenses in your life, insurance is often seen as a big one. While there are well-known tips for saving on insurance, like bundling home and auto, a good first step is to have accurate information. “There are a lot of myths out there about what impacts insurance rates,” said Eric Madia, vice president, product design, Esurance. “Dispelling some of those myths upfront will not only save people money, but will also help ensure they’re properly protected.”

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Friday 03/08/2019
Revive deteriorated concrete driveways, sidewalks and patios by resurfacing
Updated: March 21, 2019 - 2:41 am

(BPT) - There are many simple and affordable ways to improve the curb appeal of a home. From power washing the siding and painting the shutters to landscaping the front yard and updating the mailbox, homeowners have countless do-it-yourself possibilities that will effectively add curb appeal to their home. However, a commonly overlooked project homeowners should consider more often is renewing old, worn-out concrete driveways, sidewalks and patios with a concrete resurfacer. Thanks to new technology, resurfacing concrete has become a DIY-friendly project rather than being perceived as too difficult or expensive.

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Thursday 03/07/2019
Which Home Upgrades Are Worth It and Which Aren't
Posted: March 07, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored by GAF - Mark your calendars.

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Thursday 02/28/2019
Renew an old concrete patio with pavers
Updated: March 21, 2019 - 2:41 am

(BPT) - Nearly 70 percent of homeowners spend more time outside after completing a landscaping project, according to a 2018 Houzz survey. While this is not a new trend, upgrading the backyard and the curb appeal of a home continues to be a smart investment, especially when hardscapes are involved. Few things improve the look and the value of a home like a paver driveway or patio, and it’s hard to beat entertaining family and friends around an outdoor kitchen or fireplace made of concrete stone.

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Monday 02/25/2019
One Small House in Boise, One Big Step in Homeownership
Posted: February 25, 2019

(NewsUSA) - There came a point in Meghanne's 29-year-old life when she decided it was time to "be an adult and buy a house." And as a loan officer, she wanted to practice what she preached about investing in homeownership.

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Friday 02/08/2019
5 tips to flip your home from drab to fab
Updated: March 21, 2019 - 2:41 am

(BPT) - If you’re looking to freshen up your living space, it’s easy to get swept away in on-trend designs. But while trends come and go, savvy homebuilders and designers agree that there’s one thing that never goes out of style: natural wood details, such as those crafted from a versatile species like cypress. Here are a handful of helpful tips to flip your home from drab to fab.

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Friday 12/21/2018
4 Insider Tips for Anyone Buying or Selling A House
Updated: March 02, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored by GAF - How many houses have you been outbid on? And if you're an owner who can't even get a nibble out of buyers - if some barely even bother stepping inside - are you starting to feel like screaming?

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Thursday 12/20/2018
Home is Where the Smart is…This Winter!
Updated: March 21, 2019 - 2:41 am

(BPT) - If you’re considering making your home life more efficient and cost-effective with smart home technology, you’re part of a growing trend.

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Thursday 12/06/2018
Budget checkup for homeowners and future homeowners
Updated: March 21, 2019 - 2:41 am

(BPT) - Sponsored Ad Content from Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc.

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Tuesday 12/04/2018
5 steps to help improve the value of your prefabricated home
Updated: March 21, 2019 - 2:41 am

(BPT) - [Sponsored Ad Content by Vanderbilt Mortgage] 

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Friday 11/30/2018
Protect your family from the invisible dangers of carbon monoxide [Video]
Updated: March 21, 2019 - 2:41 am

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Monday 11/19/2018
What You Need to Know About Timeshares
Updated: December 05, 2018 - 2:43 am

(StatePoint) It’s estimated that at any given time, there are over 1 million timeshare owners looking to end their timeshare ownership. Unfortunately, exiting a timeshare is more complex than many people realize.

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Friday 11/09/2018
Is Buying a Home Right for You? What to Know Now
Posted: November 09, 2018

(StatePoint) Many millennials are buying their first homes in a marketplace that is more challenging than the one their parents encountered for their first purchase.

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Thursday 09/13/2018
Concerned About Rising Mortgage Rates? Borrowers Have Options
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 4:21 am

(StatePoint) While mortgage interest rates remain near historic lows, they have been slowly rising over the last year, increasing the cost of 30-year loans for borrowers.

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Friday 07/20/2018
How Many Americans are Finding Affordable Housing
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 4:21 am

(StatePoint) With the cost of housing continuing to rise faster than wages, it’s no wonder that many Americans nationwide are struggling to make ends meet. Luckily, solutions already exist to address the affordable housing shortage, say experts.

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Monday 06/18/2018
Top Tips and Decluttering Insights for Your Next Move
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 4:20 am

(StatePoint) Moving can be emotional and the ways you manage it – including the downsizing of your possessions – may be influenced by your age, suggests a new study.

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Thursday 05/03/2018
6 Money Tips for Buying a Home
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 4:21 am

(StatePoint) When searching for a new home, you may come across some conflicting information, especially about home financing or mortgage loans. Consider these six money tips to help you navigate the process.

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