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Are Closing Costs Deductible?

The answer to whether closing costs are tax deductible — or mortgage interest and property taxes for that matter — is often maddeningly, “It depends.” Basically, you’ll want to itemize if you have deductions totaling more than the standard deduction, … Continue reading

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8 Home Remodeling Projects With Top-Dollar Returns

Your home is in the perfect location, came at the perfect price, with the perfect lot. (Yay southern exposure!) But the home itself? Perfect isn’t the adjective you’d use. But you knew that moving in, and now you’re ready to … Continue reading

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Why Staging Matters, Even in a Seller’s Market

Many homes are going under contract the first weekend they’re listed—and sometimes without any preparation for the market. Still, real estate professionals can’t promise sellers their property will stand out and receive the highest offers unless buyers fall in love … Continue reading

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9 Ways to Avoid Overspending on Fire Pits

Indoor evenings on the couch are so last year. Literally. Relaxing around a fire and under the stars is about to be the place for a perfect night. But a built-in fire pit can cost upward of $5,000 for an … Continue reading

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6 Kitchen Materials Savvy Remodelers Never Use

About to remodel that old kitchen? Unless you’re cool with treating the hardest working room in your house like a museum exhibit, resist the temptation to buy the cheapest or shiniest materials available and go for durable options that can … Continue reading

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Programming your Thermostat

Owners of programmable thermostats are misusing the devices, according to research from Energy Research & Social Science journal. About 40% don’t use programming features, and 33% had programming features overridden. But it’s really not that hard, and it’s definitely worth … Continue reading

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To Zillow or Not to Zillow?

When looking for available homes in your area, the first website to appear on your browser will likely be Zillow. You may peruse the user-friendly site, find a home you love, and contact the listing agent only to find that … Continue reading

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8 Simple Rules for Negotiating Your Offer

Here’s the dream: Your offer is perfect, you don’t need to negotiate, and you can spend the next few weeks addressing more pressing home-ownership questions, like “Why is it called wainscoting?” and “Do I want a new couch in blush … Continue reading

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9 Organizing Mistakes That’ll Totally Screw Up Your Dreams

One of the most common? Buying organizers without measuring. Organization is about giving everything the right place (sometimes the donation bin), and while that sounds straightforward, it’s pretty easy to choose the wrong places, turning your attempt at a tidier home into wasted … Continue reading

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