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FHA To Increase Up-Front Mortgage Insurance Premiums April 1

Beginning April 1, 2012, the cost of up-front mortgage insurance premiums will increase by 75 basis points on new, 30-year, single-family FHA loans.

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Personalize Your Home: Pick Colors that Stand Out in a Good Way - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Don’t Get Color Overload – How to Choose Paint Colors for Your Home

Where do you start when it comes to picking paint colors? I’ll give you one huge hint: it is not standing in front of thousands of paint chip colors at your local home improvement store.

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Spring Cleaning Tips That Can Save You Money

Spring cleaning has evolved into a potentially lucrative event that could provide you with extra cash, if you’re willing to part with some of the clutter that has built up in your home over the winter. Here are some tips to get you started!

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What's the Difference Between Secured and Unsecured Loans? - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

4 Ways to Cut Your Home Costs in 2012

Frugal homeowners have adopted new trends to make sure their hard-earned money lasts a lot longer. Here is a list of the top four ways to cut your home costs in 2012.

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Top 10 Places for Affordable Home Décor

Want to update your home without spending a lot of dough? Check out my top 10 places for affordable home décor and make your space reflect your personal style!

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MSN Real Estate: Most Livable Bargain Markets

Our friends at MSN have created a list of the most livable, bargain real estate markets where unemployment rates are low, living is affordable, and commute times are mercifully short. Check it out!

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Home Fire Prevention Tips

Many Americans may be surprised to find out that there are more house fires reported in winter than any other season. Read on to discover some great fire prevention tips.

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How to Rid Your House of Squirrels

Of all the rodents, squirrels are probably the cutest. But don’t let those big, brown eyes and fluffy tail fool you. You don’t want these guys as housemates. Here are some ways to rid your house of squirrels.

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Top 5 Home Technology Upgrades

As technology continually advances, the options for home electronic upgrades have increased as well. Here is a list of the top 5 home technology upgrades.

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Organizing Your Kitchen

Yep, you guessed it: it’s time to put your organizing shoes on again and dance right into your kitchen. If dancing’s not your thing, that’s cool. It’s not mine either, but it seems like it might make organizing more enjoyable (especially when coupled with some funky jams from my dad’s Pure Disco CD collection).

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