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Mortgage Insurance: Your Questions Answered

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 17, 2014

Owning your own home used to require a substantial down payment … at least 20 percent. These days, you can obtain a home loan even if you have less than that amount in hand....


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Surprising Energy Vampires and How to Subdue Them

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 17, 2014

Is your home playing host to evil energy vampires? Beware! Also known as a "phantom," an energy vampire is a nick-name for any electrical device or appliance that consumes power even...


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Want to Prevent Frozen Pipes? Here's How.

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 16, 2014

When outdoor temperatures drop and cold winds blow, your water pipes are in danger. Inclement conditions can cause them to freeze. Or rather, the water inside will freeze, expanding...


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Space-Saving Fixtures Scaled to Fit Small Bathrooms

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 16, 2014

What do rural tiny homes, new suburban houses, and old apartments smack dab in the center of the city have in common? Most were built with bathrooms that can politely be termed minuscule....


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27 Dishwasher Maintenance Tips to Maximize Performance

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 13, 2014

A dishwasher is a marvelous time- and labor-saving device. A green one will also conserve energy and water, actually consuming less water than washing plates and pots by hand. (Besides,...