Before and after of a home renovation loan

Renovation loans: how to finance your home improvements

Before and after of a home renovation loanRenovating a home can be a worthwhile investment. Whether you want more space, new amenities or updated finishes, a renovation can deliver it. While a home improvement project can come with a big price tag, renovation loans are available to help finance the work and make your dream home a reality.

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Autumnal dining table place setting. harvest party

Fall harvest party ideas

Autumnal dining table place setting. harvest partyAs the air turns crisp, the season for cozy get-togethers with friends and family has returned. Here’s how to celebrate autumn with a fall harvest party complete with soup, sips and sweet treats.

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Front of a green house with lawn. downsizing

The art of downsizing your home

Front of a green house with lawn. downsizingEventually, many homeowners face the same question: to downsize or to stay in the family home? Whether you’re an empty nester or simply want lower expenses and less upkeep, downsizing is a popular move for homeowners who are ready for a change. Here’s what you need to consider to make sure your downsize is done right.

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TV room with sunlight coming through a skylight.

How big a TV should you get?

TV room with sunlight coming through a skylight.Once upon a time, buying a “big screen” TV meant shelling out a small fortune to watch fuzzy video on a bulky appliance the size of a bedroom dresser. Times have certainly changed. Today, less than $400 will score you a 55-inch panel with pristine image quality that you can hang from the wall.

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A wooden desk with a keyboard, monitor and minimalistic style home office

How to create a productive home office

A wooden desk with a keyboard, monitor and minimalistic style home officeThe home office has become an important space in the home for many people. Whether you work from home, telecommute occasionally or just want a dedicated space for your home finances, paperwork and correspondences, a home office is the logical solution. While a home workspace offers several benefits over a commercial office, it can also introduce its own downsides if not undertaken thoughtfully. Here is some simple advice to help ensure your home office is a productive one.

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