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Tools needed to install carpet

What Tools Do I Need to Install Carpet?

Let me start first by saying that when it comes to large-scale, complicated home projects – I am the first to recommend we call up the professional. It’s typically the wife who thinks we can take it on. So, understand that installing carpet and getting the tools necessary to do it is not a natural

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Car shopping

Buy or Lease Car | Which is Better?

When it comes to having a car, you have two options: buy it or get it on a lease. There are short-term cost advantages to leasing, but you lose the asset ownership benefit over the longer run. The decision depends on your budget and personal preference. However, to make your decision easy, we have mentioned

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Buy or rent your next house

Should You Buy or Rent Your Next Home?

One of the first decisions you make when moving is whether to rent it or buy. Both have their fair share of advantages and disadvantages. We’ve consolidated a list here to help you compare the options. Continue reading this article as we are going to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of renting or buying a

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Do you need a home warranty?

Are Home Warranties Worth It?

People tend to mistake home warranties and home insurance as the same type of coverage. However, this is wrong as insurance covers costs such as fires, property-related crimes, and even water-related issues that could damage the entire structure of the house. Home warranties are service contracts to cover repair or replacement costs for major housing

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Yellow used car

Should you buy a car used or new?

When it comes time to buy a car, one of the most frequent questions we hear are whether new or used cars are better? Many people’s knee jerk response is that used cars are a better value (lower cost than new, less depreciation, etc). While this is frequently true, it is worthwhile to fully evaluate

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Mortgage Refinance Calculator

How to Refinance a Mortgage (Free Mortgage Refinance Calculator)

With mortgage rates at historic lows, there has never been a better time to refinance a mortgage. Refinancing a mortgage may allow you to reduce your interest rate, cut your monthly payments, reduce the number of years it takes you to pay off your home, or tap into your home’s equity.   Refinancing may also

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Get rid of microwave or refrigerator for free

Where to Get Rid of Old Appliances and Electronics for Free

The other day, I installed a new “over-the-range” microwave in our rental home after the old one went kaput. But, after successfully installing the new microwave, I found myself with a large appliance that had no place to go and needed to get rid of the old microwave. Needless to say, installing one of these bad

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House with fence and lawn

How to Dethatch Your Lawn in Fall

The smell of fall is in the air and that means that fall yard work is just around the corner. The fall is the best time to work on your lawn and prep it for having a nice looking lawn next year. For many years, my neighbors and I went in together on renting either

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Save money with home warranty service?

Saving Money With Home Warranty Services – True or False?

The following is a collaborative post – written by Mike Jones. It’s the financial sucker punch that lifelong renters turned homeowners never see coming – maintenance. Especially in preowned homes, these expenses can empty your checking account in a flash. Don’t believe us? Just look at what re-wiring your house can cost you. If you

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