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Dream About Buying a Fixer-Upper? What to Know

You stumble across a home that’s got good bones and character in every corner, but the positives get overshadowed by some of its out-of-date features. You can see yourself living there, but not without some minor (and maybe major) upgrades. Buying a home is a major life move. During your search, you may see some...

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How Much Does Hardwood Flooring Cost? A Guide to Wood Flooring Prices

When your parents bought their first home, they probably had floors covered with wall-to-wall carpet. These days, more homes feature hardwood floors instead of carpet. Carpets are easier to install, but a wood floor looks beautiful, is built to last and is easier to clean than carpet or linoleum. It can also be a great...

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Should You Buy a Fixer-Upper or a Move-In Ready Home?

If you’re in the market for a home, you may be wondering if it’s better to buy a new house or remodel an existing one. Whether you go with a move-in ready home or a fixer-upper, each option comes with its pros and cons. Understanding what they are can help you to make the decision...

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A MoneyTips Guide to Home Improvement Loans

Thinking of renovating or remodeling your home? You’re in good company. More people than ever are choosing to stay put, investing their time, money and effort into home improvements instead of selling.  One of the biggest reasons is hypercompetitive housing markets, which are increasing property values across much of the country. And if you can...

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