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Jun
2016
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Conserving water around the house

What do water and your money have in common? Simple: they’re both valuable resources worth protecting. For any homeowner, conserving one to save the other amounts to a surefire win-win. Check out these water-saving tips to give a boost to the environment and maybe even your pocket book!   Indoor conservation: Install WaterSense® labeled products …

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Aug
2015
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For buyers

New home vs. resale home: Maintenance edition

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When you think about buying a brand-new home, advantages such as choosing your neighborhood, floor plan, options and homesite probably spring to mind immediately. However, buying new over resale boasts another big benefit that many buyers often overlook: less home maintenance. Don’t have the time, inclination or funds to remodel or repair a resale home? …

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02

Jun
2015
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TrendWatch: Down payment contributions as wedding gifts

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You’re not imagining it. American couples are waiting longer and longer to get married. These delayed “I do’s” pose a very serious question: Just what do you get a couple that set up house—either independently or together—years ago? Some of these happy couples may still register for traditional home goods as gifts. After all, it’s …

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07

Nov
2014
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For buyers

New home vs. resale home: Appliance edition

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An often-overlooked benefit of buying a brand new, never-been-lived-in home is your set of brand new, never-been-used appliances. While appliances may not make or break your decision to buy a particular new or resale home, here are five things to consider when you weigh your options: Whether you choose your builder’s standard appliance package or …

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16

Oct
2014
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How your energy bill could help you save

How often do you look at your energy bill? If your interest stops at AMOUNT DUE, you may be missing out on some ways to save energy and money. Energy bill basics Each utility company has its own way of invoicing you, but here are some fairly universal points you’ll find on most energy bills: …

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