The changes may affect far more than the amount you can borrow -- so prospective homebuyers should be prepared.
Seller disclosures are normally required for a home sale, but are you obligated to reveal that the house just might have ghosts?
In theory, a programmable thermostat can help counteract high energy bills, but the savings generated by a Wi-Fi-connected smart thermostat often aren't enough to justify a $250 price.
Rent will likely continue to rise for three or four years -- by about 16%, according to an expert's estimate.
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Winter heating bills are expected to rise up to 13% this year. Take these steps now to reduce your heating costs.
Mortgage servicers still have plenty of incentive to foreclose, and cities and states are looking to protect consumers -- with some results they didn't anticipate.
Time was you had to have a fat wallet to go green. These days, you can do a lot for a little.
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Six weeks later, most Americans have forgotten about the 2014 tax season -- except those who didn't file by the April 15 deadline.
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