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Paying Down Your Mortgage

When the situation arises that you have a lump sum of cash to pay down your existing mortgage,  there may be different options available.  Pre-paying principal on a fixed-rate mortgage shortens the term of the mortgage but the payment ...

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Water Heater (Electric) Suggestion

Water Heater (electric) Suggestion:  Insulating exposed hot water piping coming from your water heater will help reduce your home's energy costs. GREENVALLEYAZREALESTATE.HOME-WIZARD.COM

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Housing Undervalued

It may be hard to believe but, once adjusted for consumer house-buying power, housing is undervalued in most markets and the gap between house-buying power and median sale prices indicates there remains room for continued hous...

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Why And How To Clean Your Smoke Detectors

Why and How to Clean Your Smoke Detectors:  To keep your smoke detectors operating properly, you should clean them at least every six months. This article explains why, and the easy steps you can take to clean your smok...

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Security Suggestion

Security System Suggestion:  To continue receiving a rate discount, let your insurance company know each year that your home security system is being monitored. GREENVALLEYAZREALESTATE.HOME-WIZARD.COM ...

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Make the Most of a Small Bathroom

Unless youre living in a custom designed home, you probably wish your bathroom"or your guest bath"was bigger.

Short of pushing out the walls or totally remodelin...

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How Federal Rate Increases Affect Credit Cards and Loans

If youve ever noticed a rise in interest rates in the news or saw your credit card bill...

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5 Financial Moves New Parents Should Make

Having a child can require many adjustments. Losing sleep and changing dirty diapers are just some of the things parents have to deal with. And even though you’re pr...

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Add Some Light and Life to Your Rooms

Want to brighten up a room but don’t have the time to paint or the budget to add a window?

Consider the following easy fixes:

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How to Start Building Your Credit

Your first credit card can be the start to building your financial future. Just remember, how you use it can affect you for years down the road.

For example, bui...

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5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Saving Money

The savings rate in America is pretty abysmal. Fifty-seven percent of Americans have less than $1,000 in their savings accounts, according to a 2017 GOBanking Rates su...

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Prioritizing Your Debt Payments

If youre in debt up to your eyeballs, or at least up to your waist, it can be hard to see which debts should be paid first. The creditor that screams the loudest may n...

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Tips to Keep You Hydrated

While we all know water is essential for our health, not all of us enjoy chugging those recommended eight daily glasses. Or maybe it’s your child who refuses to drin...

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A Checklist for Retiring Early

Retiring early is a great idea if you can afford it.

Unfortunately, few people plan for retirement as well as they should. A common rule of thumb is to save 10 t...

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How to Make Your Home's Entryway Pop

The entrance of your home says a lot about your character, from interior design to overall aesthetics. Below are some helpful tips for making sure your space wows you ...

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