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How To Save For A Home Downpayment

One of the more common ways to build wealth over time is owning a home. As owners pay down the mortgage, they are able to build up equity. Should they decide to sell the home, they can then tap this equity. The homeownership rate in the US was 63.8 percent in October...

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3 Great Locations For A Winter Cabin

A winter cabin provides you with a place to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life. Rural America offers many small towns with the conveniences of a bigger city as well as the solitude and quiet that you desire. When preparing to build a winter cabin, consider one...

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Is Your New Neighborhood Safe?

You have just purchased a beautiful new home and are concerned with how safe the area is going to be for members of your household. Some important tasks that you may want to perform before the big moving day may include the following: Subscribe to the Local...

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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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