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Consider Your Neighbors Before Making These Home Improvements

The sense of control and freedom that comes with being in control of your property is one of the greatest draws of home ownership, but sometimes people take that freedom a little too far. After all, in most cases you have neighbors around you that also want to be happy in their homes. When one person makes a change without considering the people around them, their home improvement project can become their neighbor's nightmare. With this in mind, here are some common home undertakings that can spark a major feud.

Beware These 4 Overlooked Homebuying Expenses

If you're currently looking to buy a home, then you probably know that you need to save money for closing costs. Usually totaling between 2% and 5% of the purchase price, closing costs include various fees, such as title, lender, and appraisal, that are required to seal the deal on the home purchase. However, many buyers fail to budget for additional costs that are incurred during the buying process. Stay on top of things by expecting the (often) unexpected.

Prevent a Break-In With These Summer Security Tips

With the end of June almost here, it's a good time to consider an unpleasant possibility: a home burglary. Most people assume that it will never happen to them (until it's too late), but you don't have to be one of them! A home burglary occurs every 13 seconds in the United States for a total of over 2 million per year, but there are a number of ways that you can reduce your risk. These simple steps can stop your home from becoming an easy target.