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10 Ways to Make a Small Bathroom Look Bigger

Small bathrooms aren’t the easiest spaces to work with. They’re usually cramped and crowded, with limited natural light and awkward layouts. Whether it’s your powder room or your apartment bathroom that’s cramping your style, here are a few… Read More

Posted on: December 4, 2018

Your Top 5 Fireplace Questions, Answered

Fireplaces are one of the most sought-after home features, but using one can be intimidating, and you’ve probably got questions. Here’s a quick guide to get you and your fire started this fall. How do I use a wood-burning fireplace? If a… Read More

Posted on: November 16, 2018

From ‘Sold’ to ‘For Sale’ and Back Again: The 4 Phases of Homeownership

Whether you've lived in your home for a day or a decade, buckle up — homeownership can be a wild ride. You may live in your home for two years, or you may hunker down for two decades. But no matter how long you call it yours, you’ll likely experience… Read More

Posted on: November 1, 2018

9 Updates Your Home Needs Every 10 Years

Approaching your 10th home-iversary? Congrats! It's probably time for a little maintenance. No matter how much you love and care for your home, things are bound to wear out and need fixing — especially when you hit the 10-year mark. To keep your… Read More

Posted on: October 17, 2018

How to Refinance a VA Loan

You have two options for refinancing a VA loan: reduce the interest rate or extract equity with a cash-out refi. The benefits of a mortgage that’s backed by the Department of Veterans Affairs continue beyond the day your loan closes. You can lower… Read More

Posted on: October 10, 2018

How Many Credit Checks Before Closing on a Home?

Throughout the approval process, push yourself to maintain your credit while lenders pull it. Navigating the purchase of a home can be overwhelming for first-time buyers. Lenders require documentation of seemingly every detail of your life before granting… Read More

Posted on: October 9, 2018

FHA Loan Down Payments

FHA loans allow down payments as low as 3.5% if your credit score is at least 580. For buyers with lower credit scores, down to 500, a 10% down payment is required. It’s a big roadblock on the path to homeownership: the down payment. FHA loans offer… Read More

Posted on: October 4, 2018

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