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Top 5 renovation tips to create more space in your home

As real estate prices continue to climb, the cost to trade up to a larger home is on the upswing across the country, especially as markets remain hampered by tight inventory levels. As a result, more and more Americans are choosing to renovate their current homes instead of relocating. In fact, some forecasts predict that renovation spending could exceed the record of $324 billion set during the peak of last decade's housing boom.

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Home Financing Tips: Home Financing Tips for Folks with Low Credit Scores

Having a low credit score and buying a home don't exactly go hand-in-hand. That's because a) a low credit score may not even qualify for mortgage approval, and b), even if you can get approved with a bad credit score, you'll be considered more of a high-risk buyer and be penalized for this status with a higher interest rate.

Either way you look at it, you lose.

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