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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed a redesigned mortgage form Monday that sets out to help home buyers better understand the cost and risks of getting a mortgage. CFPB is seeking public comment on the forms until Nov. 6. “When making what is likely the biggest purchase of their life, consumers should be looking at

Keeping Your New Home Environmentally Sound

While the focus is often on redecorating and buying new furniture when moving into your new home, there are several steps you should take to ensure your home’s environment is safe and comfortable, in addition to aesthetically pleasing. According to contractor Danny Lipford and Honeywell Home Environment, the following simple strategies will protect your home

Are there specific questions I should ask a contractor?

According to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, sometimes it’s not the responses you get that are important, but what you don’t get. So you should trust your instincts and pay attention to the information that is obviously missing. Nevertheless, here are some questions NARI suggest you ask before signing that remodeling contract: •

Question of The Day

There seem to be no shortage of contractors; how do you identify one who is less than reputable? They often give themselves away. The telltale signs: • Pressure is used to get you to sign a contract; • Verifying the contractor’s name, address, phone number and credentials is impossible; • Cash payments are only accepted,

What to Ask When Shopping for Homeowners Insurance

Being an informed consumer means not only reading your homeowners insurance policy closely, but also asking experts what constitutes the right type, and amount, of coverage you need for your home, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). A qualified insurance agent or insurance company representative can guide you in your choices. Here are six