Clayton Blog

Let’s talk about budgeting. Still here? Good! If you’re anything like me, the thought of budgeting triggers a panic response. Turns out that’s not uncommon.

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No matter how much preparation you do or how much time you allot yourself, moving to a new home is a lot of work and sometimes you can forget to take care of certain tasks. Aside from actually moving your furniture and belongings, shutting off your utilities and transferring other services is one of the most important parts of moving.

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Most Americans have some notion that affordable housing isn’t readily available in the U.S. The reality is that over the past two decades, the availability of affordable housing, specifically rental properties for renters, has steadily decreased, and the crisis continues to grow.

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Topics: Financial

It’s tax time! For many, that means a little extra cash in the hopper. According to the IRS, the average tax refund in 2015 was around $3,120. That’s quite the chunk of change!

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So you’re ready to buy a home. By now, you’ve probably heard a million stories from friends, family and unsolicited eavesdroppers about the joys and horrors involved. The truth is every home buying experience is unique!

 

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Topics: Financial

You’re retired! Time to bury the alarm clock, shred the neckties and hit the open road.

 

But what about your house? It’s a big decision. Fortunately, there’s never been a better time to downsize!

 

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Topics: Financial

The average tax refund for the 2014 filing season was nearly $3,000 and the IRS doles out about 100 million of them every year, according to IRS data.

 

If you’ll be getting a refund this year, instead of spending it on more stuff you don’t need, why not invest in your future and use your refund to help you make that first-time home purchase you’ve been dreaming about?

 

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Most would agree that the scariest part about remodeling your home is going over your budget. It seems like no matter what kind of precautions are taken, you still end up spending more than you want or had originally planned.

 

But with a well mapped out strategy, you should be able to keep your mobile home remodel at an affordable cost! Here are a few tips to help you save a little during your remodel.

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When it comes to paying your bills, it seems like it’s almost a second job just to keep track of everything and pay on time.

 

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One of the most difficult parts about preparing to buy a home is coming to a mutual agreement with your significant other when deciding between the wants and needs of your family. And then you have to prioritize them.

 

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Topics: Financial