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How to Budget for Home Renovations When You Are Househunting

This is a fun topic that we have gotten asked a bunch and I thought would be fun to address in it’s own post. When we were house hunting, we knew that we wanted a fixer upper. Not a tear down, but a house that needed cosmetic work. I obviously love DIY and design projects, …

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How To Save Money on Large Purchases at Lowes or Home Depot

When you move, a lot of times you have big upfront expenses. For example, you might need a new washer and dryer or refrigerator. You might need to put in new flooring or buy ten gallons of paint. Whatever it is, you probably will be making a large purchase at Lowes or Home Depot. We …

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How to Avoid & Address Problems with your Home Owners Association

Whether you are buying a home or renting a condo, there are good chances that you might live somewhere with a Homeowners Association (HOA). While some people hate HOAs, there are benefits – they are (in theory) looking out for what is best for the neighborhood. We have now lived in 2 places with HOAs …

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