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Illinois Homeowner Wins $25,000 For Having "America's Ugliest Kitchen"

Robin Kidwell, 69, a Bloomington, IL homeowner, won the $25,000 grand prize in a contest held by Figure to identify and help renovate America's ugliest kitchen."I've got no counters, no light

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Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

Summer is a time to enjoy you home, not work endlessly on it. But there are still a couple things you should check. We have six tasks to get you ready

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Renovate like this, not that

Not every remodeling project delivers a return on investment – some even repel future buyers. Find out the difference

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Transforming your empty nest for guests – is it worth the trouble?

The sharing economy provides flexible options to pad your nest egg. But is the trouble worth it?

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Owning a unique home – is it worth it?

Your home is a place to call your own, so why not make it as unique as you are? We have some reasons

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When renovating, you can get a bad review too

Did you know your contractor can do the write a bad review about you? Learn how to set your relationship up for success

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5 ways to stay sane during a renovation

Renovations don't have to be overly stressful. Use these tips to keep things under control

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How to build the backyard of your dreams

Remodeling your backyard is more than just a few new plants or spruced-up deck, here's what to consider

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3 tips for getting a contractor to return your calls

What do you do when you've called around and left messages for several contractors but no one is calling you back? We've got answers

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Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Regular maintenance can feel like a regular pain, but overlooking small repairs can add up to big bills later.

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How to turn a surprise repair into a smart renovation

A bathroom pipe leak cracks open an opportunity to increase a home’s value for our Head of Wealth

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Survey shows what homeowners want to change about their homes

Want to have the perfect home? It might be time to break out the piggy bank...find out how much it will cost according to a new study by Figure.

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3 ways to avoid hiring a bad contractor

Remodeling your dream home can quickly become a nightmare if you don't hire the right person for the job.

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Love it or leave it - Figure's 2019 Homeowner Remodeling Survey

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Yes, home equity lines of credit can still have tax benefits*

Home equity debt still has tax benefits that can effectively reduce the cost of home improvement projects.

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5 home improvement projects that pay you back

If you're planning on selling your home in the near future, it's a good idea to consider whether the project will help you command a higher sales price.

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5 home renovations to improve your life and property values

Many home renovations can increase your enjoyment of the property while living there. But it's worth knowing which improvements hold their value.

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Should you renovate if you’ve got moving on your mind?

Your home is likely your largest investment, so you don't want to make changes that will limit its value. See what type of home improvements you should consider, based on how long you plan to stay.

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Home remodeling for long-term independent living

The realities of aging often require specific modifications to make living easier. These updates can be costly, but there are several sound reasons to make the investment, and age-related modifications could save you money over the long term.

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Why winter can be a great time to remodel

While remodeling in the winter months may require more planning to avoid disruption, you could get a great deal on the work.

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Why using credit cards to pay for home renovations is a bad idea

With home values at all-time highs, using home equity to pay for a home renovation may be a much better option for many. Find out why.

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Home equity for home improvement

Home equity solutions allow you to turn a portion of your home’s equity into cash. There are a number of benefits to using equity to fund your next project.