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Seven Renovations That Could Backfire and Hurt Your Home’s Value
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If you live in an area where homes are selling like hot cakes, you may be feeling exceptionally confident in the value of your property. And as a result, you may be considering a home upgrade you’ve been dreaming of for years. Perhaps you want to add a pool, or maybe you want to add […]

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Wells Fargo says hundreds of customers lost homes because of computer glitch – wtvr.com
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wtvr.com Wells Fargo says hundreds of customers lost homes because of computer glitchwtvr.comHundreds of people had their homes foreclosed on because software used by Wells Fargo incorrectly denied them mortgage modifications. The embattled bank revealed the issue in a regulatory filing this week and said it has set aside $8 million to …Wells Fargo Error Kicks […]

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Elon Musk says he will fund water filters for homes in Flint, Mich. – MarketWatch
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ABC News Elon Musk says he will fund water filters for homes in Flint, Mich.MarketWatchBillionaire Elon Musk said late Wednesday that he would fund “fixing the water in any house” in Flint, Mich., that remains contaminated above acceptable federal levels. Please consider this a commitment that I will fund fixing the water in any house […]

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Los Angeles backs 'risk taking' of Elon Musk's Boring Company — Residents fear damaged homes, earthquakes – CNBC
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CNBC Los Angeles backs 'risk taking' of Elon Musk's Boring Company — Residents fear damaged homes, earthquakesCNBCElon Musk is no stranger to controversy. Even his "boring" company — The Boring Company — can't steer clear of it. It is in the very early stages of trying to solve a legendary traffic problem here on earth. […]

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California Takes Big Step to Require Solar on New Homes – Wall Street Journal
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Wall Street Journal California Takes Big Step to Require Solar on New HomesWall Street JournalCalifornia took a major step Wednesday toward becoming the first U.S. state to require solar panels on nearly all new homes. The California Energy Commission voted 5-0 to approve a requirement that residential buildings up to three stories high …California Becomes […]

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House poor: How two homes caused enormous debt
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David Domzalski was just beginning to process the ultrasound images of his first son when his wife told him that she wanted to be a stay-at-home mom. This meant becoming a one-income house, and that meant their debts would take longer to pay off. It also meant the young family would soon be house poor. House poor […]

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Some Thoughts on the Choices We Make When Decorating Our Homes
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I was recently made aware of a fascinating business called Books by the Foot. This business buys bulk books from publishers and libraries and other sources that might otherwise just throw them away and then sells them by the foot for people who want to create the visual appearance of having a giant library of […]

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Borrowers say 'stealth' mortgage modifications by Wells Fargo could cost them their homes – Los Angeles Times
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Los Angeles Times Borrowers say 'stealth' mortgage modifications by Wells Fargo could cost them their homesLos Angeles TimesWells Fargo is facing allegations of a new scandal, this time involving its treatment of mortgage borrowers in bankruptcy. Some of the borrowers allege that the bank attempted to quietly modify their mortgages so that their monthly payments […]

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Questions About Starter Homes, Online Shopping, Hiking Footwear, Pinterest, and More!
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What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Need a wake up call 2. Cheap cross country move 3. Starter homes for children 4. Online shopping is shopping us? 5. Work […]

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Inspiration from Bob Ross, Aala El-Khani, Marie Forleo, Walt Whitman, and More
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Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I hope they bring similar success to your life. 1. Marie Forleo on clarity “Clarity comes from engagement, not thought.” – Marie Forleo To put it another way, action often makes […]

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Eight Ways to Use Expiring Produce
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Knocking money off your grocery bill may not be easy, but it can be done. By using coupons, planning your meals, and shopping regular sales, it’s not that hard to whittle your food bill down a notch or two. Still, you can often save even more with a very basic technique: Reducing food waste. By […]

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