Category: Financial Tips

Everything you need to know about home improvement credit cards

Everything you need to know about home improvement credit cards

If you’re considering using a credit card for your next home improvement project, you aren’t alone: While most homeowners (roughly 80%) pay for their projects with cash, the majority of those who do choose financing use home improvement credit cards over other types of financing. Home improvement credit card use is on the rise—45% of …

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A conversation with financial planner Joel A. Larsen, CFP, AIF

A conversation with financial planner Joel A. Larsen, CFP, AIF

Hearth spoke with Joel Larsen, a Certified Financial Planner™ who specializes in helping individuals with personal financial planning. Larsen began his career by serving in the United States Marine Corps until 1983. He has worked in the financial services and planning industry since 1990. To date, Larsen has been featured in MSNBC, USA Today, the …

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Answered: Your biggest questions about Fha 203(k) streamline loans

Answered: Your biggest questions about Fha 203(k) streamline loans

If you’re a homeowner who recently bought a fixer-upper or completed a home renovation, you may have heard about FHA 203(k) streamline loans, which are rapidly becoming more popular. Like all federal home mortgage programs, 203(k) loans have lots of unique rules and regulations you should know about as you consider your home renovation financing …

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Stucco repair: Here’s what you need to know

Stucco repair: Here’s what you need to know

Despite its higher installation costs, stucco can be a great siding choice for homeowners. In addition to being extremely durable (if properly maintained, stucco can last 50 years or more), it lowers utility bills by keeping your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. It’s also more fire resistant than other types …

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A crash course in mobile home roof repair

A crash course in mobile home roof repair

If you’re looking for a guide full of DIY tips and tricks for repairing your mobile home’s roof, then you’re in the wrong place. This article is different from what you’ll find elsewhere. Our goal is to give you a structured overview of how to think through tackling your urgent roof repair for your mobile …

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Personal Loans for Home Improvement

Personal Loans for Home Improvement

How many times have you opened a personal finance article then clicked away? Not because you didn’t want to learn, but because the article was filled with vague, unhelpful advice? We have. Many times. Shallow articles are frustrating because you’ll need all the help you can get to make smart financial decisions–especially with huge choices …

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