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Benefits of a Brick Home Benefits of a Brick Home

By Ben Levy

The benefits of buying brick homes are not only aesthetic, but also provide lower maintenance costs and and higher resale values than wood or vinyl sided homes.

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Saving Money on Your Heating Bill Saving Money on Your Heating Bill

By Ben Levy

Nowadays, saving money on household utilities is very important to many people. Heating costs can be very high during the winter, especially in colder climates. However, there are many ways to save on your monthly heating bill, so that you have more money in your savings account.

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What is APR What is APR

By Ben Levy

APR is the Annual Percentage Rate and tells you your interest rate on a mortgage for the whole year. It is also used for credit cards and automobile loans. Usually, the higher your APR, the more it will cost you.

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Getting Rejected for a Mortgage Getting Rejected for a Mortgage

By Ben Levy

You have finally found your dream home, the perfect little piece of paradise. All you have to do is get approved by the bank for your mortgage. You get a call from the bank and all of your dreams have been crushed. The application for your mortgage was reviewed: you have been rejected. What do you do now?

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Cleaning out Your Chimney Cleaning out Your Chimney

By Ben Levy

Chimney cleaning should be done regularly to prevent creosote buildup. Creosote is a fine black substance that is the by-product of the wood that is burnt in a fireplace.

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How to Deal with Asbestos in your Home How to Deal with Asbestos in your Home

By Ben Levy

Breathing high levels of asbestos fibers can cause several serious health problems including cancer. If your home was built before or during the 1970s there may be asbestos in your home.

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Landscaping Tips for your Home Landscaping Tips for your Home

By Ben Levy

The most important landscaping anyone with a yard can do is to keep your grass healthy. Having dead or browning grass detracts from your home and creates a lifeless aura around your property.

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How On-Grid Solar Energy Systems Work How On-Grid Solar Energy Systems Work

By Larry Leamy

On the grid means that your solar system is hooked into the utility company. Off the grid means you are not connected to the utility company. It's more efficient to be hooked to the utility grid because off grid systems must store the energy, as in batteries. If you are on the grid, the utility company stores the energy.

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Filing for Bankruptcy: Pros and Cons Filing for Bankruptcy: Pros and Cons

By Christopher C. Carr

In these troubled economic times, many people are having difficulties paying their bills and may be wondering whether a bankruptcy will help them. To examine the various strategies available to avoid bankruptcy, we must first understand what bankruptcy is and what it can and cannot do.

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How to Save Energy for your Home with Trees How to Save Energy for your Home with Trees

By Jerry Poe

Carefully placed trees can provide cooling summer shade and protect your home from chilling winter winds, leading to maximum energy gains --...

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