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Homeownership

Buying your first home, family home, or dream home is an exciting time - but can potentially put a stress on your finances. Explore these resources that could help you prepare or better manage your finances for owning a home. 
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Homeownership

Creating a budget for home repairs

Don’t let the cost of home repairs and maintenance surprise you. Budget for them with two simple approaches: the 1-4% rule or the $1/sq. ft. rule.

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Homeownership

First time home buyer tips

Buying your first home can be an exciting time. However be sure you have a financial plan in place as you get started. It can go a long way in helping you find the home of your dreams.

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Homeownership

Home improvement projects that can increase your home's value

Home improvement projects lift your home's value. But before you do anything, put together a financial plan and see where you can get more bang for your buck.

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Homeownership

Homeowners: Do you need a home warranty?

There is a difference between a home warranty and homeowner's insurance. In order to protect your assets and protect yourself from general risk and liability it's important not to confuse them.

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Homeownership

How to budget money when buying your first home

Preparing to buy your first home is more than picking floorplans and community amenities. Before you fill your first moving box, get your financial house in order.

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Homeownership

Keeping your home in the family

Life insurance can preserve your home for future generations. There are numerous mortgage-related insurance policies, but not all are geared toward keeping your family in the family home. Learn more now.

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Homeownership

Lawn care: Budgeting tips that can save you money

When it comes to a home's curb appeal, a little bit of lawn care goes a long way. Cost-efficient yard décor can be both endearing to the neighbors and good for your budget.

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