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Conforming vs. Non-conforming Loans: Which Is Best for You?  Conforming vs. Non-conforming Loans: Which Is Best for You?

Conventional. Conforming. Non-conforming. Do you know the difference?
When you’re evaluating home loan categories, it’s easy to get confused by the terms “conventional” and “conforming.” As similar as these two terms may sound, their definitions are worlds apart, so it’s important to understand the distinctions. We’re here to clear the air.


Winter Improvement, Summer Enjoyment: Home Fixes for Right Now  Winter Improvement, Summer Enjoyment: Home Fixes for Right Now

While many think of summer as “home improvement season,” winter can offer easier scheduling, better contractor choices and stronger negotiating power. To discover which home improvement and maintenance choices to focus on in winter, we spoke with Don Vandervort, the founder and resident expert at hometips.com and who has written more than 30 books on home improvement.