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If You Recently Changed Jobs, Should You Wait to Buy a House?

When you apply for a mortgage, the lender will consider several factors. Your employment history and salary are two of the most important. Switching jobs may or may not impact your ability to qualify for a home loan, depending on the circumstances. Lenders Look for Stable Employment and IncomeA mortgage lender wants to be confident

Organization Tips for a More Efficient Home

For many American families, the past year has meant more time at home, more challenge in balancing work, school and play, and more time spent mastering new skills in the kitchen, in the garden and online. The result, as light appears at the end of the shut-in tunnel, is a houseful of disorganized ‘stuff’ and

7 Basic Tools No Homeowner Should Live Without

From upgrades to quick repairs to preventative property maintenance, there are plenty of reasons every homeowner needs a great set of basic tools at their disposal. Here are the seven basic tools every homeowner should have in their arsenal. A Pair of ScrewdriversIt’s imperative to have a pair of screwdrivers on hand for repairs and

8 Things to Have in Your Home for Family Health and Safety

You typically have milk in the fridge, bread in the pantry and clean towels in the linen closet. But to help ensure your family’s health and safety in a variety of situations, consumer watchdogs say, here are eight things every home should have: First Aid Kit – A fully stocked first aid kit, including band

How to Decide on the Ideal Home Size for Your Family

Making the choice to purchase a new home is a major decision for anyone. Once you’ve settled on the idea that you do want to buy a home, there are many more options you’ll have to face; one of the most important is the ideal size of a home to best fit your family and

Five Tips for a Hassle-Free Moving Day

Moving vans are criss-crossing the nation in great numbers these days, as consumers take advantage of historically low mortgage rates to upgrade their living space and grab their piece of the American Dream. The New York Times reported recently that moving companies are so busy, they are turning people away, and in most areas of

Ten Tips for Reducing Your Electric Bill

The coldest weather of the year is upon us, and if you are like most Americans, you are looking for ways to keep your energy costs low. Following these simple tips will help you reduce energy consumption and lower your bill: Use a programmable thermostat. It will save you money because it can set the