What to Consider When Choosing Your Home To Retire In

What to Consider When Choosing Your Home To Retire In

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As more and more baby boomers enter retirement age, the question of whether they should sell their homes and move has become a hot topic. In today’s housing market climate, with low available inventory in the starter and trade-up home categories, it makes sense to...

Your Tax Refund Is The Key To Homeownership!

Your Tax Refund Is The Key To Homeownership!

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According to data released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Americans can expect an estimated average refund of $3,143 this year when filing their taxes. This is down slightly from the average refund of $3,436 last year.

The Beginner’s Guide to Deliberate Practice

The Beginner’s Guide to Deliberate Practice

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Deliberate practice refers to a special type of practice that is purposeful and systematic. While regular practice might include mindless repetitions, deliberate practice requires focused attention and is conducted with the specific goal of improving performance. When...

Is Your House Priced To Sell Immediately (PTSI)?

Is Your House Priced To Sell Immediately (PTSI)?

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In today’s real estate market, with more houses coming to market every day and eager buyers searching for their dream home, setting the right price for your house is one of the most important things you can do.

Get ready to pay more rent, even as home prices cool off

Get ready to pay more rent, even as home prices cool off

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The median monthly rent in February came in at $1,472, an increase of 2.4 percent compared with February 2018, according to Zillow. For the typical renter, this means about $400 more per year. Rents actually fell last fall for the first time in more than six years

Slash Your Utility Bill with a DIY Energy Audit

Slash Your Utility Bill with a DIY Energy Audit

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So you've swapped your incandescent lightbulbs for CFLs, turned down the thermostat, and only wash clothes on cold. Then why are your utility bills still so high? Air leaks are likely culprits, but so are "phantom" power suckers, such as flat-screen TVs, which draw...