Eric Bengel's Blog Posts

How To Get Your First Credit Card And Build Credit

How to Get Your First Credit Card and Build Credit By: Carrie KirbyThis post contains references to products from our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those

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Buying Or Selling A Home Give Me A Call

If you're looking to buy or sell a home, let me help guide you through the process.    I will take the time to listen to your needs and to help you with the sometimes complicated

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What To Look For In Your Final PreClosing Walk Through

What to Look for in Your Final Pre-Closing Walk-ThroughThe final home walk-through before closing is an important time for homebuyers and sellers. To make the most of it, it’s helpful for both

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HOMEOWNER TIPS Secure Your Front Porch

Your front porch is one of the most vulnerable areas of your home. It offers easy access from the street and often has multiple access points into your home. It is also a desirable target because

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Pittsburgh Ranked As Top City For Football Fans

Pittsburgh ranked as top city for football fansCHRIS PASTRICKOf course, we know it.But now everyone else can recognize the Pittsburgh is the best city for football fans.WalletHub has

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9 Projects To Tackle Before Selling A House

9 Projects To Tackle Before Selling A HouseDon't underestimate the difference a fresh coat of paint can make.By Michelle HainerLooking to get a leg up on the housing market? These easy upgrades can

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This Guide Can Help Walk You Through Making An Offer

You're Ready to Make an Offer on a House: Now What? By Dan RafteronYou've found the home of your dreams. Now the hard work starts: It's time to make an offer, and hopefully, close the deal

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Oakland Restaurant Week

The popular Oakland Restaurant Week event is back! Enter for your chance to win FREE LUNCH FOR A MONTH! Plan your week here: https://onlyinoakland.org/events/

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100 Ways To Save Energy

Homeowners know that saving energy is a sure way to save money.An easy way to find out how to save energy is to perform a self-audit of your home using an app like HomeSelfe. HomeSelfe takes less

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5 Things To Get Rid Of In A Small Kitchen

5 Things to Get Rid of in a Small KitchenThere’s literally no room for error in tiny cooking spaces…By: Katherine OwenPetite kitchens definitely have their perks: they clean up quick, and you

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How To Refine Your Renovation Vision To Fit Your Budget

How to Refine Your Renovation Vision to Fit Your BudgetFrom dream to done: When planning a remodel that you can afford, expect to review, revise and repeat.By: Erin CarlyleMatching your

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All About The FHA 203k Refinance Loan

All About The FHA 203(k) Refinance LoanBy Peter Miller The Mortgage Reports Contributor203(k) Refinance: A Home Improvement Loan WithNo Home EquityIf you want to improve your home, but have little

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The 10 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Making A Big Decision

Moving to a new city. Asking for a promotion. Starting a side hustle. Hunting for a different job.Life is packed with decisions, big and small. But some require deeper contemplation. Often, our

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Stop Ask Before You Buy

It’s no surprise that the home buying process can be overwhelming. Between an influx of information being thrown at you at once and a stack of documents to sign—you might not know where to

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Making Your Kitchen Look Great

Your kitchen is in most cases the heart of the home and a place where everyone tends to gather when they are visiting.  Here are some different ways to spice up your kitchen.Cookware and

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Protection Against Wire Fraud

Wire fraud is financial fraud that uses electronic communications to obtain money.  Sometimes the fraud involves only a few thousand dollars, but it can be hundreds of thousands of dollars.Wire

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