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Pros and Cons of Buying a Fixer Upper

Pros and Cons of Buying a Fixer Upper

The reason most people buy a fixer-upper is that they feel it can potentially cost less and allows for customization. The many television shows out there make fixing up old homes seem fun and sometimes easy. When you are considering a home, there are lots of decisions...

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Outdoor Safety: Avoiding Hypothermia and Frostbite

Outdoor Safety: Avoiding Hypothermia and Frostbite

Let's face it, Vermont is a cold place to live during the winter! Hypothermia and frostbite are both dangerous conditions that can happen to anyone at any time when exposed to extremely cold temperatures and not protected. Vermont may be cold, but the winter months...

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Homeownership With One Income?

Homeownership With One Income?

According to a study conducted by LendingTree, single women own approximately 22 percent of homes in the United States. Becoming a homeowner as a single person is possible and has some perks. Besides being a single person, there are many reasons that you may be...

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Millennial Home Buying Tips

Millennial Home Buying Tips

Millennials are opting for more affordable small cities and starting to outcompete older generations as they look for single-family homes - not the apartments once considered "their market." Major factors for buyers no matter what generation still revolve around...

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Tips on Saving Money During the Holidays

Tips on Saving Money During the Holidays

Tis the season for spending....or so they say. We don't think the holidays should be about spending sprees but about spending time with family and friends. While it may be impossible to not get caught up in a little bit of the fun (and sometimes the stress) of the...

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