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A gift for mortgage refinancers?

NEW YORK (AP) — A sudden plunge in mortgage rates last week raised an urgent question for millions of Americans:

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Fall clean-up tips for   lawn and garden tools

Fall clean-up tips for lawn and garden tools

As the temperature drops, your lawn and garden will start settling into a dormant state. As you prep your landscaping and garden for a winter’s slumber, it’s a good idea to review the tools you used all summer. Taking care of this task now will ensure they’re in good shape come spring when it’s time to use them again.

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Fall into your home with easy to-do list

Fall into your home with easy to-do list

The leaves and the weather don’t need to be the only things to change this season. As the cooler temperatures send you indoors, start adding home improvement projects to your to-do list.

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3.92% LOAN RATES

WASHINGTON (AP) — With mortgage rates sliding for a fifth straight week, the possibility of locking in a rate below 4 percent is tempting for consumers and could unleash a wave of refinancing. It may even convince some Americans to buy their first home.

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Posted: oct. 24, 2014 6:23 p.m. | | 3.92% LOAN RATES Comments 0 Comments


Pet rents become apartment fad

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Man’s best friend is taking a bite out of renters’ wallets.

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Three easy ways to warm up bedroom

As the weather cools down, people are preparing for cozy nights indoors. Perhaps nowhere is the desire for warm, comfortable living spaces more important than the bedroom. Fortunately, it only takes a few simple tricks to warm up any bedroom in just one weekend.

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Existing home sales rise in September

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. homes sold in September at their fastest clip this year, a sign that the housing market is shaking off a slowdown that began in the middle of 2013.

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New-home sales close to flat

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of new homes were nearly flat in September, after the government sharply revised downward what was initially an August surge in buying.

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Tips to prepare windows & doors for winter to save

Tips to prepare windows & doors for winter to save

How much do you spend on utilities? Are you looking for ways to save? A typical American household spends about $2,100 on energy bills each year, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Most of that expense comes from a home’s energy use during the winter heating season. But a quick home checkup can help you can reduce these costs, prepare for winter and enjoy energy savings.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 6:42 p.m. | | Tips to prepare windows & doors for winter to save Comments 0 Comments


Average 30-year mortgage rate at 3.97 %

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. mortgage rates tumbled this week. The 30-year loan hit its lowest level since June 2013 as Treasury bond yields marked new lows amid concern over global economic weakness.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 6:40 p.m. | | Average 30-year mortgage rate at 3.97 % Comments 0 Comments
Ideas to bring Halloween  decor back from the dead

Ideas to bring Halloween decor back from the dead

Halloween has its fair share of iconic symbols: ghosts, witches, mummies and pumpkins, just to name a few. But if your home decor is becoming just as iconic, it may be time to change it up and take your decorating in a new direction.

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Home sales rise in September

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California home sales rose for the first time in a year in September, a research firm said Tuesday, as cooling prices and a strong economy encouraged buyers.

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From make-do to all new: Create your dream kitchen

Homeowners have spent more on kitchen remodeling than any other home improvement category in the last 10 years, according to Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies - and there’s good reason. An updated kitchen does more than boost the value of your home; whether you make just a few changes or completely renovate the entire space, a kitchen that feels new is always refreshing. From basic cooking to frequent entertaining, your dream kitchen should look good and function well.

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Apartments pushed up September homebuilding

WASHINGTON (AP) — Construction firms broke ground on more apartment complexes in September, pushing up the pace of U.S. homebuilding.

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