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How Landscaping Increases Your Home's Value

September 22, 2016 8:36 pm

After spending hundreds to thousands of dollars on landscaping, how do you know if you'll recoup your investment? Homeowners may wonder if their efforts are worthwhile compared to interior projects.…

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The 3 Factors That Have the Biggest Impact on Your Home Insurance

September 22, 2016 8:36 pm

Although your homeowner's insurance may seem like an unnecessary expense at times, it is an invaluable safeguard. Property and casualty risk research firm ISO -- Verisk Analytics states 5.3 percent…

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Understanding (And Avoiding) Private Mortgage Insurance

September 21, 2016 8:33 pm

When you buy a house and have to borrow money from a mortgage lender, that lender will want to make sure there is adequate security (called equity) in the house.…

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What Millennials Are Doing With Their Home Equity Should Terrify Us All

September 21, 2016 8:33 pm

Well this doesn't sound good. Realtor.com reports that millennials are using their home equity to fund vacations. If you're wondering why that's a big deal, maybe you don't remember the…

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NASA’s asteroid-harvesting mission solicits proposals for its robotic spacecraft

September 21, 2016 11:15 am

Asteroid mining is coming soon to a planet near you: this planet, and in 2021, to be specific. But NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission has lots of work to do before that point. Today the space-faring organization issued an official “request for proposals” from four partners on how they would go about creating the robotic spacecraft […]

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Timeular’s neat little device to make time tracking fun is now on sale via Kickstarter

September 21, 2016 11:15 am

Last week we wrote about Timeular, a nifty little box that makes the dreaded chore of tracking your time at work easy, and now it is available on Kickstarter. Read More Tech Crunch – Gadgets

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Houzz TV: An Edible Backyard in an Eichler Home (24 photos)

September 21, 2016 11:15 am

Faced with costly repairs for their backyard swimming pool only a few years after purchasing their home, Aislin and Tim Gibson were at a crossroads. Though they had enjoyed the pool as a family, they knew filling in the pool was a much less expensive option, but one that would also turn their backyard… Houzz […]

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Remodeling Your Kitchen in Stages: Planning and Design (10 photos)

September 21, 2016 11:15 am

If you’ve got several cookie jars stuffed full of $100 bills, then executing a full-scale kitchen remodel all at once makes sense. But what about those homeowners whose cookie jars are filled with, well, mostly cookies? You can still get that beautiful kitchen of your dreams, you just need patience… Houzz Galleries

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CFPB consumer complaint database about to hit 1 million complaints

September 21, 2016 11:15 am

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s much-maligned consumer complaint database is about to reach 1 million total complaints, CFPB Director Richard Cordray said Tuesday. And, as it turns out, the database proved helpful in levying the $185 million fine against Wells Fargo for opening 2 million fake accounts. HousingWire.com Topics

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Labor shortages dent Lennar earnings

September 21, 2016 11:15 am

As one of the first to posts its third-quarter results, homebuilder Lennar’s tough quarter shed light on what will likely unfold for its rivals as well. The big item weighing on the builder’s earnings: Labor shortages. HousingWire.com Topics

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