22 Earth Day Tips For Your Home

22 Earth Day Tips For Your Home

Earth Day is meant to bring awareness to the ways we can preserve our planet and resources. As a homeowner, you can help the environment and your wallet, whether you are selling your home, buying a new home or simply taking advantage of low mortgage rates. Since Earth Day is April 22 this year, here are 22 ways you can cut back on waste and energy consumption.

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Tips for Traveling Abroad

Tips for Traveling Abroad

Next week, I’ll be on my very first trans-Atlantic flight. While this is sure to be the trip of a lifetime, I’m feeling rather unprepared for my journey through the Mediterranean Sea. Let’s go over some of the best tips to keep in mind before heading overseas!

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The Growth of the Smartphone and App Economy Infographic

The Growth of the Smartphone and App Economy Infographic

Mobile phone hardware has improved drastically as the device has undergone a technological evolution like no other, since its introduction more than 20 years ago. Here’s a cool infographic from our friends at Frugal Dad with an overview of the evolution of the mobile phone and a discussion of the ways smartphones and apps are helping rebuild the job economy. Check it out!

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ABCs of Home Appraisals

ABCs of Home Appraisals

With mortgage rates amazingly low right now, it’s no surprise that many homeowners are looking to refinance to a mortgage with a lower rate. One of the most important factors regarding your ability to refinance is your home appraisal. Knowing how home appraisals work may be the key to understanding how the value of your home is calculated. Here is a quick recap of the appraisal process.

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15-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgages Hit Record Low

15-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgages Hit Record Low

After skyrocketing two weeks ago, it seems that mortgage rates have fallen back to territory that we have been enjoying for most of the year. One week mortgage rates jump up for no reason, then the next week they fall to record lows. Seems to me that if you are thinking about refinancing or locking in to a mortgage that you shouldn’t wait much longer.

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