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First-Time Home-Buyer Programs You Should Know About

Of the programs tracked by Down Payment Resource, for example, 69% offer down payment assistance. These programs have provided an average of $11,000 in assistance to individual home buyers, according to Down Payment Resource, a nationwide database of roughly 2,500 home ownership programs that helps match buyers and properties. That assistance can vary greatly between disparate [...]

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8 Myths All New Homeowners Fall For

Hey, new homeowners: Ever wondered how short you should cut your grass, or whether that home warranty is really worth it? Read my latest at HouseLogic and find out. 8 Myths All New Homeowners Fall For

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4 Things Smart Homeowners Do in May

This month, my friends at HouseLogic asked me to write about the 4 main ways we can keep our houses in tip-top shape this month (and save time and money later). After moving into a new house in January, #4 is on my must-do list! (Photo: Women's Day) 4 Things Smart Homeowners Always Know to [...]

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The Right Way to Pick a (Gorgeous!) Color Scheme for Your Home

Ever wondered how designers get a perfect whole-house color palette -- one that works with or without furniture, that doesn't clash with your permanent fixtures (carpet, tile, cabinets and counters) and that enhances the house for resale? HouseLogic -- a wonderful resource for homeowners -- asked me to help them solve this color conundrum. All [...]