Saving $1000 around the house

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Today I’ll be taking a look at ways to save money on your house.  The goal is to save at least $1000 per year.

In her book ” Save Big: Cut Your Top 5 Costs and Save Thousands” Elizabeth Leamy  suggest starting with an appeal of your property taxes.  The recent decline of property values could work out in your favor.  You’ll want to be armed with a recent appraisal.  You’ll also want to be prepared for a fight.  With both school districts and municipalities strapped for cash these days, they are fighting most assessment appeals.  You’ll also want to hurry.  As outlined in the Market Conditions section of my website, the market has finally started to shift and swinging towards a seller market.  Be sure to check out the “More Resources” link to your right for the resources listed here.

When it comes to purchasing a new home or refinancing your…

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