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Southwest Daily News - Sulphur, LA
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Updated Nov 19, 2014 at 11:03 AM

The Calcasieu area Habitat for Humanity organization is hosting an open enrollment seminar for veterans, elderly or disabled residents in order to help them apply for 2015 Habitat homes. The seminar will be from 5 p.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, November 20, at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 300 N. Blake St. in Lake Charles.

Updated Nov 19, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Owning your own home used to require a substantial down payment: at least 20 percent. These days, you can obtain a home loan even if you have less than that amount in hand. However, your lender is likely to demand that you purchase mortgage...

Updated Nov 17, 2014 at 9:41 AM

Tip of the Week

Updated Nov 12, 2014 at 9:19 AM

By Laura Firszt, Networx

Updated Nov 5, 2014 at 8:52 AM

Are you redecorating your home or just looking to buy a few fun accessories? Give some careful thought to the colors you choose. According to both Western color psychology and Chinese feng shui, every color has a personality and a distinct effect...

Updated Oct 29, 2014 at 11:42 AM

1. Turkey is the star of Thanksgiving dinner for 88 percent of all Americans, who eat a total of 46 million of these tasty fowl on the fourth Thursday in November. Although Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving on the second Monday of October, they, too,...

Updated Oct 29, 2014 at 11:40 AM

1. Turkey is the star of Thanksgiving dinner for 88 percent of all Americans, who eat a total of 46 million of these tasty fowl on the fourth Thursday in November. Although Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving on the second Monday of October, they, too,...

Posted Oct 29, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Reader question: While attending an open house, the agent had a contract form displayed on the kitchen counter. They explained it as “what we sign if we want to buy the house.” We thought it was high pressure or presumptive because we showed no...

Updated Oct 22, 2014 at 10:40 AM

Tiny homes are the wave of the future. After the housing bubble burst in the early 21st century, Americans became cautious about taking out mega-mortgages and committing themselves to paying off debt for years to come.

Updated Sep 17, 2014 at 9:55 AM

By Laura Firszt, Networx

Updated Sep 11, 2014 at 10:04 AM

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