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Keep Your Home Temperature in Check With the New $130 Nest Thermostat

Google’s Nest brand just launched a new low-cost thermostat that looks to be as smart as it is attractive.┬áThe Nest Thermostat is available for pre-order now in gray, light pink, mint, or white for $129.99, though there’s no word yet on its actual release date.

Not to be confused with the $170 Nest Thermostat E or the $250 Nest Learning Thermostat, the $130 Nest Thermostat features a circular mirrored touch display that shows the target and current temperature, and whether it’s in active heating or cooling mode. Controls on the side let you change the temperature with a swipe up or down. You can also control it with your voice via Google Assistant through your smartphone or with smart speakers like the Nest Mini.

Image of the new Nest Thermostat

Nest says that most people will be able to install the new thermostat in 30 minutes or less with the help of its companion app,

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Posted in home improvement loans

How to check ‘refinance your mortgage’ off your list this weekend

How to check 'refinance your mortgage' off your list this weekend
How to check ‘refinance your mortgage’ off your list this weekend

Instead of spending another weekend quarantining in front of Netflix or reuniting on Zoom with classmates or former co-workers you barely remember, why not do something really valuable?

Mortgage rates in 2020 have never been lower: The average for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped below 3% for the first time, and some lenders are offering loans at 2.50% and even lower.

So this weekend, why not start the ball rolling on a mortgage refinance that will cut your housing costs?

Chances are, it’s time for you to refi. The data firm Black Knight recently said 19.3 million mortgage holders are ripe for a refinance and could save an average $299 per month. Close to 2.5 million could save $500 a month or more.

Sure, with a refinance there are forms to fill out, tax returns and other documents

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Posted in renovation

Check out renovation progress at the iconic Salt Lake Temple

(Photo courtesy The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) The cables photographed here are stretched with tension by a… (Photo courtesy The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) The 1960s construction of the sealing addition, chapel and n… (Photo courtesy The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) In this July 2020 photo, crews dismantle the 1960s additions… (Photo courtesy The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) In this June 2020 photo, an auger is drilling a hole with th… (Photo courtesy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) Piles of steel, copper, aluminum, stone and concrete are … (Photo courtesy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) The equipment photographed here calculates and lines up a… (Photo courtesy The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) As part of strengthening the temple foundation in preparatio… (Photo courtesy The Church of Jesus Christ

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