November 28, 2012

Christmas Light Ideas


Nothing says Christmas like twinkling lights. Nowadays there are plenty of alternatives to traditional holiday lights, including LED and solar-powered strings to make your home merry and bright.

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September 6, 2012

Your Guide to the Good-Faith Estimate

Read more here about how to use the Good-Faith Estimate, or GFE, the form that itemizes fees and helps you compare mortgage offers, and review a section-by-section rundown of the form.

August 29, 2012

Mansfield and Four Additional Texas Cities Among Best Places to Live

Five Texas Cities Among Best Places to Live

TEXAS (Dallas Business Journal) – Five Texas cities have made CNN Money’s latest list of America’s best small cities in which to live.

McKinney took the number two spot on the top 100 list, just behind top-rated Carmel, Ind. Rounding out the top five were Eden Prairie, Minn., Newton, Mass. and Redmond, Wash.

The other Texas cities making CNN Money’s list include Allen (No. 13), Mansfield (No. 28), Flower Mound (No. 32) and Pflugerville (No. 43).

What qualifies these cities as "best places to live"? According to CNN Money, "these terrific small cities offer what American families care about most: strong job opportunities, great schools, low crime, quality health care, and plenty to do."

December 13, 2011

Clever Christmas Gifts for the Home to Fit Any Budget

When we think of the holidays, we think of home — our own home, maybe our mom’s, or even a best friend’s. Why not give a gift that will make that home better, warmer, more practical, and more fun?

Here’s a guide to Christmas gifts for every budget, from under $50 to stocking stuffers that dreams are made of.

November 9, 2011

Home Ownership Matters

Home ownership has a significant impact on net worth, educational achievement, civic participation, health, and overall quality of life.  And, home ownership helps create jobs — lots of them — right here at home.

October 29, 2011

Houses for $100 Down

That's all you'll need for a down payment to buy a foreclosure offered for sale by the government.

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October 25, 2011

Buying is Cheaper than Renting in Most U.S. Cities

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Home prices have taken such a beating and demand for rental units has increased so much that it's now cheaper to buy a two-bedroom home than to rent one in most major U.S. cities.

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