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Property Tax by State: Increased Projections Over Time

Gravity, the speed of light, your first love—while it’s true that some things never change, the same can’t be said when it comes to property taxes by state. Purchasing a home may come with many unexpected expenses, and while property taxes are often lumped into mortgage payments, you shouldn’t ignore them. Property taxes fund public…

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Study Reveals Americans’ Homebuying Deal-Breakers

The housing market has surged in the past year or so, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Homes are disappearing off the market faster than they have in years, and they are selling for more than before. According to a recent study, October 2021’s median listing price was $380,000. That’s a 22%…

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Cheap Kitchen Countertops – Affordable Ideas on a Budget

10 Cheap Countertops Options & Ideas Granite remains king of the countertop design world. But it, along with most other natural stone slabs, remain the most expensive options. You can update your kitchen on a budget without compromising beauty or elegance. This guide is the first step to designing and install a luxurious and expensive-looking…

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How to Save Up for a House in Your Twenties

Rising housing, education, and healthcare costs make millennial homeownership seem out of reach for many. As of 2018, millennials have spent 39 percent more for a house than their baby boomer counterparts. It can take up to 10 years to save enough for just a 20 percent down-payment. Luckily, buying a house doesn’t have to…

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How Much Do Storage Units Cost?

Storage units can be beneficial for a wide range of purposes. Whether you are cleaning out your attic and don’t want to throw out memorabilia, or need a space for your RV between trips, you can probably benefit from affordable and convenient storage space. The average storage unit costs $20 to $450 per month. For…

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Mortgage Hints

Buying a house is the dream of many, but poor planning can turn that dream sour in a heartbeat! As many folks have found out the hard way. The best mortgage advice is knowing what to expect before you sign. Here are a few tips to make the process of buying a home what it…

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Preparing Your Business for the Aging-in-Place Boom

America’s population is aging. The number of U.S. residents 65 or older is expected to reach nearly 73 million by 2030, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And as many of America’s homeowners approach old age, the skills and knowledge needed to help them prepare for aging in place are becoming increasingly important. According to…

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Can You Afford a Home Remodel? How to Finance It

Most home remodeling projects, especially popular home improvements like bathrooms and kitchens, have substantial long-term returns in areas such as quality of life, increased resale value, and lower energy costs. The problem is that these same improvements often come with hefty price tags, and few homeowners have that kind of cash floating around to pay…

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