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The 5 keys to insuring your vacation home

Bankrate.com, Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:28:00 GMT

Living large enough to have a vacay pad? Be sure your second home has good coverage.

Cool down summer bills by using AC more efficiently

Bankrate.com, Tue, 04 Aug 2015

Don't let air conditioning overheat your utility bill. Cut AC use and save cash.

Get a tax credit for a solar PV plus a new roof?

Bankrate.com, Tue, 04 Aug 2015

Uncle Sam wants you to have an energy-efficient home and helps pay for certain costs.

5 steps to provide elder care for your parents

Bankrate.com, Tue, 04 Aug 2015

You should create a plan of care for aging parents before the need arises. Here's how.

3 ways to refinance a HELOC

Bankrate.com, Tue, 04 Aug 2015

Your payments could go up drastically once your HELOC turns 10.

Reaffirm mortgage post-bankruptcy?

Bankrate.com, Tue, 04 Aug 2015

Keeping your home after bankruptcy isn't just about reaffirming your mortgage.

Want to refi a rental house? There are obstacles

Bankrate.com, Tue, 04 Aug 2015

The time to refi is before you move out and get a tenant. But what if you do it backward?

State sales-tax holidays for back-to-school

Bankrate.com, Mon, 03 Aug 2015

A sales-tax holiday can save families a few bucks if they follow all the rules.

Video: What you need to know about closing costs

Bankrate.com, Mon, 03 Aug 2015

When searching for a mortgage, you can control what you pay in closing costs.  Find out how.

5 least expensive states to close on a home

Bankrate.com, Wed, 05 Aug 2015

Ohio had the lowest closing costs in Bankrate's survey. Is your state one of the cheapest?

The 5 most expensive states to close on a home

Bankrate.com, Mon, 03 Aug 2015

No one's going to avoid Hawaii for high closing costs. But what about the other states?

As closing costs drop, you'd better shop around

Bankrate.com, Mon, 03 Aug 2015

Want to reduce your mortgage closing costs? Get multiple offers and compare them.

Do you get life insurance cash when you quit?

Bankrate.com, Mon, 03 Aug 2015

Don't count on a lovely parting gift from your life insurance when you change jobs.

Tyler Perry's Atlanta mansion for sale

Bankrate.com, Mon, 03 Aug 2015

Want to throw the hugest "Family Reunion" ever? This home has over 34,000 square feet of living space.

Can I retire mortgage-free in 5 years?

Bankrate.com, Mon, 03 Aug 2015

You've worked hard for your retirement. Here's a strategy to be mortgage-free by then.

Mortgage closing costs: State-by-state map

Bankrate.com, Mon, 03 Aug 2015

Want to know your state's average closing costs? Use this map to find out.

Mortgage closing costs: See how states rank

Bankrate.com, Wed, 05 Aug 2015

Mortgage fees vary. See a detailed itemization of average costs by state.

What to know about personal lines of credit

Bankrate.com, Fri, 31 Jul 2015

Personal lines of credit can be a source of quick funds, but they have a few drawbacks.

Borrow from retirement accounts for house?

Bankrate.com, Fri, 31 Jul 2015

If planning to raid retirement funds for a down payment on a house, know the downside.

Basics of financing a home improvement project

Bankrate.com, Mon, 10 Aug 2015

It's fun to fantasize about a home project, but how will you pay for it?