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Living in a Downtown Setting - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Ways to Save in a Downtown Setting

I have always had a love for the city; from the sound of roaring traffic and the crowds of people to the sense of community that comes with living in an urban environment. The cost of living downtown can be expensive, but there are some creative ways to help keep the cost of living and playing within your budget.

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Prepare Your Car for Summer - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

How to Prepare Your Car for Summer

Much like the frigid cold of winter, the heat of summer can take a toll on your car. For example, your engine can become overheated in the summer sun if your cooling system needs to be tuned up or fixed. You don’t want to be stuck with a overheated car on the side of the road in the middle of a heatwave. To help you avoid situations like this, our friends at SelfStorage.com have developed an easy-to-follow infographic with tips and tricks to keep you and your car safe and cool this summer.

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Making Moving Painless: Heavy Lifting Is Just the Beginning

Moving is a pain – plain and simple. Maybe you got a new job. Maybe you’re moving into a new house. Maybe you won the lottery! No matter why you’re moving, the simple fact is that it’s a hassle. There are things you can do to make it a little less painful, both for you and the kind-hearted folks you’ve suckered into helping you.

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Outdoor Viewing Party - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Kick Off Spring by Hosting an Outdoor Viewing Party

What better way to round out this year’s men’s college basketball tournament than by throwing a championship game party for you, your bracket pool and your friends? We’re all going to miss this year’s thrilling tournament – so be sure to send it off with a bang. Follow our tips to ensure your party is a slam dunk (I’m sorry – I had to)!

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Concrete Counters - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Choosing the Best Countertop for Your Home: Concrete

Are you trying to pick the best kind of countertop for your kitchen remodel? Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about concrete countertops.

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Choosing a Fence for Your Home - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Choosing a Fence for Your Home

Can’t decide on which type of fence to install this spring? Check out this list for some insight on the different materials available for fencing.

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Rock Salt: Drawbacks and Alternatives - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Rock Salt: Drawbacks and Alternatives

Unless it’s in skating or hockey rink form, ice is one of the worst parts about the winter experience. It’s slippery, dangerous and potentially costly.

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Winter Ice Removal – Follow These Steps or You’ll Pay the Price - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Winter Ice Removal – Follow These Steps or You’ll Pay the Price

While large icicles hanging from trees and buildings grab our attention, ice can cause large amounts of damage to not only your home, but your vehicle, too. Follow these steps or you’ll pay for it in the long run.

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How to Protect Your Home During Severe Winter Weather

With the recent barrage of severe winter storms, you might be thinking, “How can I winterize my home so I can avoid damage?” Unfortunately, it’s not easy to devise a fool-proof plan, but if you’re prepared, your chances of surviving the rough elements will be better. Here are five important tips to help you weather the storm and make an action plan in case your home is affected.

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Top Home Security Gadgets of 2014 - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Top Home Security Gadgets of 2014

Maybe you’ve chosen to make 2014 the year you get serious about home security. If that’s the case, then you’ll want to familiarize yourself with the terrific selection of home security gadgets and apps currently available; there’s something to fit every budget and every living situation, whether you own your home or you rent. Here are some ideas to get you started.

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