Friday , June 23 2017

How to: Share costs fairly without falling out with your flatmates


You’re moving into a rental with friends – let the good times roll – but first, it’s probably best to deal with that elephant in the room – shared bills. Renting with friends is going to be a blast, that’s for certain. But something that’s equally predictable is electricity, gas, water usage, internet and subscription TV bills finding their way to ...

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Mortgage Rates Hold at Low Levels


Home shoppers are getting another week to lock in some of the lowest mortgage rates of the year. “Following last week’s sharp decline, the 10-year Treasury yield rose 3 basis points this week,” says Sean Becketti, Freddie Mac’s chief economist. “The 30-year mortgage rate remained relatively flat, falling 1 basis point to 3.90 percent. Mortgage rates are continuing to hold ...

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Find Out More About How To Upgrade Your HND Into A UK Degree At Sheffield Hallam University


  Sheffield Hallam University, one of the UK’s most popular universities, is offering a £3,000 automatic discount on their wide range of top-up courses*.If you have a Higher National Diploma (HND), our top-up degree is a great way to boost your existing qualifications and open up new career possibilities. Top-up courses typically take one or two years to complete, depending ...

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How Green Can You Go? Eco-friendly Solutions For Every Commitment Level


It’s hard to ignore the influence of big oil in Texas. Thirty-five miles to the Southwest of Frisco, TX, this year’s second-fastest-growing city in the nation and home to thousands of suburban families like my own, whose electric bills climb up into the $300-plus range while cooling their 3,000-square-foot house, Irving-based Exxon is the biggest oil producer in the world ...

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The Top-Three Considerations When Starting a Home-Based Business


If you’re considering starting a home-based business, you’re in good company. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, more than half of all businesses are run out of the owner’s home. If you’ve already weighed the pros (flexible lifestyle, lower operating costs, increased tax benefits, no commute) and cons (hard to separate work/home life, loneliness, business viewed as unprofessional), and ...

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How to move with pets


Amid the chaos of moving house, it’s easy to forget relocating can also be stressful for pets. RSPCA Victoria chief executive officer Dr Liz Walker shares some tips for successfully moving pets. Walker says ensuring an animal’s new home is “pet-ready” is vital. Is your new home pet-friendly? Picture: Getty “An anxious animal is more likely to try to escape. ...

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Steadier Mortgage Rates Buoy Loan Demand


Mortgage applications for refinancings and home purchases remained elevated last week as mortgage rates continued to give consumers incentive to make a move. “Both the 10-year Treasury yield and the 30-year conventional mortgage fixed rate held steady last week, keeping rates well below the recent highs,” says Lynn Fisher, the Mortgage Bankers Association’s vice president of research and economics. “The ...

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