08.11.15
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If You Want Different Results, You Have to Try Different Approaches

Albert Einstein is widely credited with saying, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.” While

08.04.15
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The 4 Best Washington Homeowners Insurance Companies

The state of Washington claims five of the eight U.S. cities with the lowest risk of natural disasters, according to the New York Times (though the area isn’t

08.04.15
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The 4 Best Virginia Homeowners Insurance Companies

The state motto “Virginia is for lovers” isn’t about the commonwealth’s affinity for low home insurance premiums, but it could be. The average annual rate for homeowners

08.03.15

Why Choose to Be a Prisoner to an Expensive Home?

When Elle Décor ran the essay, “I Made a Huge Sacrifice to Buy My Dream Home” by Sarah Scott a few weeks ago, they couldn’t

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Is Financing Furniture With a Store Credit Card Ever a Good Idea?

For many Americans, summertime means big transitions: new jobs, new cities, and often even new homes. And as just about any homebuyer can attest, a

07.30.15
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The 3 Best Minnesota Homeowners Insurance Companies

Minnesota’s northern location in the Upper Midwest creates conditions for extreme seasons — and an increased risk of damage for homeowners. Hot summers and snowy winters

07.28.15
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The 4 Best Pennsylvania Homeowners Insurance Companies

Despite unpredictable mid-Atlantic weather and some pockets of very high home values, Pennsylvanians pay surprisingly low homeowners insurance premiums on average. In fact, Keystone state

07.24.15

How Bank ‘Buffers’ Can Make or Break Your Mortgage Application

By Peter Miller If you’ve got your mortgage application figured down to the penny, you may want to haul out the old calculator one more

07.22.15
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The 4 Best Georgia Homeowners Insurance Companies

Annual homeowners insurance premium rates in Georgia are nowhere near as astronomically high as those facing its neighbor to the south — at $975 per

07.22.15
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The 4 Best Arizona Homeowners Insurance Companies

Fortunately for residents of the Grand Canyon State, the risk of a natural disaster is low, resulting in some of the lowest homeowners insurance rates in the country.

07.21.15
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10 Reasons Moving Always Costs More Than You Think

If you’ve ever considered moving on up to a bigger, more expensive home or apartment, you’re not alone. In fact, a recent survey from the

07.20.15
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The 3 Best Iowa Homeowners Insurance Companies

Iowa’s harsh weather conditions create an increased risk of property damage due to things like flooding and frozen pipes. Despite this, however, homeowners insurance premiums

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What Common Home Repairs Cost (and How to Budget for Them)

Buying a home is the biggest investment most of us will ever make, and yet a shocking number of people drastically underestimate the costs that come

07.20.15

The 4 Best Connecticut Homeowners Insurance Companies

Connecticut’s Northeastern locale puts the state’s homeowners at risk for wintertime damage like frozen pipes and snow-collapsed roofs, as well as summer flooding and wind damage

07.16.15
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Would You Trust Quicken Loans With Your Mortgage?

By Peter Miller There has always been competition in the mortgage industry, but now borrowers increasingly find themselves with a new option: financing from a

07.15.15

The 4 Best Ohio Homeowners Insurance Companies

Ohio residents don’t have to worry much about natural disasters, and homeowners insurance premiums in the state are low as a result. The average annual

07.14.15
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The 4 Best New Jersey Homeowners Insurance Companies

The devastation wrought by Superstorm Sandy in 2012 stressed the importance of a comprehensive homeowners insurance policy, as thousands of New Jersey residents were forced to

07.13.15
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USDA Loans: Not Just for Farmers

If your income level, credit score, or down payment (or all of the above) are a bit too low for you to qualify for a

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