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Suburban Living vs. Urban Living

The city or the burbs? Decisions, decisions, decisions! I’ve lived in both and I can confidentially say I’ve experienced the joys and the pains of both. But if you’re like me, probably the most important consideration is you and your family’s needs.

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Water-Efficient Landscaping: 5 Small Changes for Big Savings

Water-efficient landscaping, or xeriscaping, if you’re feeling fancy, carefully plans out where plants, decks and patios are placed to maximize natural resources and native plants. Also, find out how it can help lower your water bill.

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Benefits of Attending a Home Improvement and Garden Expo - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Benefits of Attending a Home Improvement & Garden Expo

If you’re thinking about making upgrades to your home, you should consider visiting a home improvement or garden show so you can see what’s new, get ideas and compare prices!

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Does Your Home Size Measure Up? - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Does Your Home Size Measure Up?

Does the size of your home really matter? And is your home bigger or smaller than the average for your area? Our new infographic will help you find out.

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Know Your Mortgage: Subordination

We’re long past the basics in Know Your Mortgage. Today, we move on to advanced topics. What’s on the agenda? Subordination.

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Envirowood: What You Need to Know

Envirowood is an awesome option when picking out furniture for your patio. Read on to see why!

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Overlooked Areas to Clean - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

5 Often-Overlooked Areas of Your House During Spring Cleaning

While obvious areas such as the garage, floors, windows and carpets will receive spring cleaning attention, it’s the lesser known areas of your house that can make a huge difference when properly cleaned.

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Know Your Mortgage: Good Faith Estimates

Good Faith Estimates are informative, vital, and required by the government so a borrower can get a good idea of what they will pay for their home. Not familiar with GFE’s? Read this week’s Know Your Mortgage to learn about them!

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Passive Solar Homes - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Passive Solar Homes: The Basics

At one point you’ve probably driven through a neighborhood and saw a house covered with solar panels on the roof. This type of home, known as an active solar home, simply has the addition of solar panels to the already existing structure. However, some people are taking advantage of solar energy without solar panels—creating a new style of home construction called passive solar homes.

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Making Your Home More Eco-Friendly - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

How to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

So how can we improve our eco-friendly credentials while keeping costs down? I’ve got several quick fixes that will help you to reduce your consumption and energy bills without breaking the bank.

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