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How to Save for the House of Your Dreams

Buying a home is a dream for many people living in America today. Renting a home is like throwing away money every month. It helps the owner of that home build up equity without helping the renter. The problem is that many people do not have the funds in their bank...

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Remodel or Relocate? Which is Better For Retirees

As your retirement date approaches, you may be actively moving forward with plans to prepare for retirement. For example, you may be researching low cost health insurance options for retirees or making an effort to transition your spending so that it is more in line...

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Idea’s to Increase the Value of Your Home

People take pride in their homes. It can be wonderful to live in a residence that makes you feel good about yourself. If you have a well-maintained home, inviting guests over can be a comfortable and easy experience. There are many homeowners out there who are...

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Oil boom towns could be facing real estate busts

Depressed oil prices are becoming a real drag on some housing markets. On a national level, homes are moving off the market faster than in 2015, according to a Trulia report analyzing But in oil-heavy housing markets, the "for sale" signs are staying up longer than...

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Did San Francisco’s housing market finally peak?

The country's hottest housing market might finally be cooling off. Home prices in San Francisco declined last month for the first time in four years, according to real estate brokerage Redfin. The median home price in the area dropped 1.8% in March from last year to...

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Visa moves to speed up chip card transactions

Visa is moving to fix one of the bigger complaints about its new chip-embedded credit cards: It takes too long to pay with them. The credit card company said it is upgrading software which will allow consumers to insert and remove the card in two seconds or less,...

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Self-Directed IRAs: A Smarter Way to Invest in Real Estate

For more than three decades, The Entrust Group has provided account administration services for self-directed retirement and tax-advantaged plans. The Entrust Group continues to assist people in purchasing alternative investments with their retirement funds,...

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Time is running out for this Social Security strategy

This is your last chance to 'file and suspend' as a way to boost your Social Security benefits. There's a new Social Security rule going into effect at the end of the month, and it could change when you decide to start claiming your benefits. It's your last chance to...

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You’ve never seen a kitchen island sink like this

Everyone wants more room in the kitchen, and it turns out that plunking your sink in the middle of the kitchen island is a big waste of space.It was a realization that dawned on kitchen designer Matthew Quinn 12 years ago while working with a 6-foot-wide island. "As...

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