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How to Make Your Appliances Last Longer

When it comes to household appliances, the more love you show them the longer they'll stick by your side! According to a study conducted by the National Association of Home Builders via CBS News, there is a life expectancy for many household appliances and electronics. Even though there's no avoiding the eventual... Continue Reading »

Can Renters Buy Their Own Appliances?

Renters, have you ever lived in a rental with the kind of refrigerator that could only fit a pint of milk and an apple? Ever dreamed of a top-load washing machine that didn't shred your favorite T-shirts? Ever wish you had a dryer that actually dried your towels in the first cycle rather than the fourth? Sometimes being a... Continue Reading »

Moving Yourself: How to Move the Big Stuff

Whether you're moving yourself or hiring a professional moving company, things can arrived damaged. I speak from experience: When we bought our house my husband and I searched endlessly for the perfect dining room set and finally found it, only to have one of the chairs arrive broken. The moving company gave us an... Continue Reading »

Selling Your Home: Quick Fixes for Big Returns

Selling your home is stressful even during the best of times, but when the market is slow it sometimes seems like "Mission: Impossible." In order to sell your home for top dollar in a down market, you need to be proactive in making your home stand out from the huge inventory of listings that buyers have to choose... Continue Reading »

Homeowners Cash In on Clunker Appliances

The Car Allowance Rebate System, better known as "Cash for Clunkers," was a big success in helping car owners trade in their old automobiles for new fuel-efficient ones back in July and August. Will a similar program to entice homeowners to swap out their old home appliances for new energy-efficient ones be just as... Continue Reading »

Rental Rip-off

Why buy when you can rent? Furniture and appliances, that is. Rental companies use that ploy - and enticingly cheap rates - to sucker consumers into leasing everything from sofas and bedroom sets to washers, refrigerators and televisions. Their usual prey: lower-income people who don't have ready cash (credit is easy,... Continue Reading »

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