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For sale sign in front of house
Is now the right time to buy or upgrade your home?
Red Shoes, Homes
Ah, March. The days are longer, the temps are getting warmer and “For Sale” signs are popping up in neighborhoods around town. If you’ve been thinking about buying your first home or making the switch to a new one, it might seem like you have to do it this spring, especially given all the recent headlines that suggest interest rates will go up in 2017. But is now the right time?
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Prepare for Back-to-School
Homes, Kids, Red Shoes, Shopping
Wasn’t it just the first day of summer? How can the stores already be sending back-to-school flyers? We feel your pain—it’s ours too!—but if you wait to shop your kids could end up with the dregs (remember the “settling for Anna folders when she really wanted Elsa”? You so don’t want to go there) and the sales will be over.
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Congratulations on Your New Home! Now, Make It Yours.
Financial Freedom, Homes, Red Shoes
You saved, you planned, you bought a house. And now you’re ready to make that new house, your house. But before you get caught up in a swirl of paint colors, curtain choices and deciding if that duvet is really all that, hit the pause button and check out our four steps to budget-friendly decorating.
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Grow Your garden and your Savings
Grow Your Garden (and Savings!)
Financial Freedom, Homes, Own It
It’s officially gardening season! Time to open the toolshed and throw on the gloves. If you’re a first-time gardener or just don’t want to break the bank to get organic vegetables on your plate, we have a few tips for you to garden on a budget and maximize your plants and your savings. Can you dig it? (Pun intended—sorry, we couldn’t resist.)
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5 Steps First Home
5 Steps to Your First Home
Homes, Money Tips, Own It
You’ve been saving up, paying down your debt, and you’re feeling like it’s time to buy your first home. Congratulations! We’re not going to lie – it can be a confusing process, especially if it’s your first time. But that’s where we can help. We’re here to guide you every step of the way, from getting started with a preapproval all the way to getting your keys.
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diy project Spend Less Home Repairs
Spend Less on Home Repairs
Homes, Home Improvement, Worth Saving For
As long-time home owners will tell you, costly household repairs make you miss the good ol’ days of calling your landlord to come and fix things “quickly, if you can.” But since routine maintenance comes with the territory when you own your own home, we’ve listed a few tips on how you can save some cash on those (inevitable) repairs.
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