Top Alternatives to Having a Lawn

Top Alternatives to Having a Lawn

We all love the picturesque image of a manicured green lawn, but unfortunately that comes at a high maintenance cost. Chances are that if you have a decent sized yard - you're probably spending quite a few hours a week mowing, trimming, watering, and fertilizing your lawn to keep it healthy and green. Well good news homeowners, if you decide to be done with all that work - there are alternatives to having a lawn.

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Top 3 Tips for a Greener Home

Top 3 Tips for a Greener Home

Do you want to lower your energy bill each month? Or maybe you just want to find ways to save - without doing any major home improvements like installing a solar panel on your roof. Well good news, being green doesn’t have to cost a lot of money, and it can make a huge difference in your energy usage and pay for itself many times over. Here are some simple changes to not only help the environment, but save you money.

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Homeowner Tax Deductions for 2010 and looking foward

Homeowner Tax Deductions for 2010 and looking foward

While owning a home may sound expensive or overwhelming, the truth is homeowners are actually eligible for a huge list of perks when it comes time to do your taxes. If you’re thinking about becoming a first-time home buyer, be sure to check out this list of deductions so you have a good idea of what to expect when you buy your first home. If you already own a home, good news - we’ve got a list of the most important deductions right here to help you get the most money back possible.

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3 Things You Need to Save Money For

3 Things You Need to Save Money For

We all know we need to save money. It's quite a focus for many people, however most of us have trouble following through with it. From a young age we're told we need to save for something, which makes the idea of creating an emergency fund (that's not to be spent unless under dire circumstances) even more difficult. So does saving money really make that big of a difference?

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Top 10 Tips to Use Your Income Tax Refund for Home Improvement

Top 10 Tips to Use Your Income Tax Refund for Home Improvement

Home improvement doesn't have to be expensive. If you're getting a some money back on your tax returns, one great way to spend that money might be to do some simple home repairs. Most small projects that make a big impact are actually relatively cheap and easy to do. And by spending a little money towards improving the look of your home - you can really increase your home's perceived value when it comes time to sell! Here are ten tips for small things you can do to your home.

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Obama Administration Announces HAMP & FHA Enhancements

Obama Administration Announces HAMP & FHA Enhancements

On March 26th, the Obama Administration announced changes to the HAMP or Home Affordable Modification Program, as well as a new FHA (Federal Housing Administration) program to help stabilize the housing market. These changes are aimed at helping homeowners who owe more on their loans than their home is worth - also known as underwater, to prevent foreclosures and work with lenders to help homeowners keep their homes.

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