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Articles About home ownership
July 19, 2016
Houses For Sale Tempting You? 4 Unexpected Costs of Owning a Home
Plan on buying a home for the first time? There are plenty of houses for sale out there, but you should consider these unexpected costs before buying.
June 21, 2016
5 Ways to Get Financial Help When Buying Your First Home
Up to 87% of properties would qualify for down payment or mortgage assistance, if buyers only knew where to look.
February 27, 2016
6 Tips for Saving for a Down Payment
Saving for a down payment is by no means a quick and easy feat, but if you’re willing to get a bit creative with it, it may be more attainable than you think.
October 14, 2015
5 Expenses to Anticipate as a New Home Owner
Looking for or recently purchased a new home? Be sure to factor these costs into your budget.
July 27, 2015
The Hidden Costs of Home Ownership in 7 American Cities
Hidden costs can add up to an additional $9,477 per year for the typical American homeowner.
May 27, 2015
9 Cities Where the Middle Class Can’t Afford to Live
Earning a middle class salary, you can't afford to rent or buy a typical home in these cities.
March 26, 2015
How Zillow Is Overestimating the Value of Your Home
Zillow uses a variety of data to create the Zestimate for each home, but the website's data can often be incorrect and skew homeowners' value perceptions.
January 24, 2015
To Buy or Build: Which Home Ownership Option Is Right for You?
You’ve reached that point in your life when you’re ready to bid farewell to renting and enter the world of home ownership -- but which path is right?
December 24, 2014
This Secret Report Could Raise Your Insurance Costs
Claims made by the previous owner can increase how much you pay for homeowner’s insurance.
December 20, 2014
5 Ways to Negotiate the Best Deal When Purchasing a Home
Buying a home can be tricky, so make sure you get the best deal possible.
November 26, 2014
Cash Strapped and Out of Work: Why Fewer Americans Own a Home
New data from the U.S. Census Bureau indicates that American home ownership is at its lowest rate since 1995; what's really behind the decline?
November 09, 2014
The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Money Management in Modern America
Gen Y is the largest generation in U.S. history; how is it measuring up compared to previous generations when it comes to money matters?
November 06, 2014
Millennials: Young, Broke, and Dangerously Uninsured
Insurance agents everywhere are finding out that youth really is wasted on the young.
September 23, 2014
7 Reasons To Not Buy A Home
Running through this list will quickly help you determine if the pros outweigh the cons.
August 31, 2014
Does Your Home Fit Your Income?
Recent data from Realty Trac indicates that more than 1.1 million U.S. homes are currently in some stage of foreclosure -- make sure you don't join that list.
August 12, 2014
Home Ownership 101: 5 Landscaping Jobs You Can Do Yourself
Here are five landscaping projects you can do yourself for very little money.
July 21, 2014
John Paulson Is Wrong: A House Is a Lousy Investment
John Paulson overlooks certain aspects of home ownership that make it undesirable from an investment standpoint.
July 04, 2014
5 Alternative Living Options That Can Cut Costs Drastically
There are many options for Americans to consider in addition to the idea of owning a home, and some of them can potentially save a lot of money.
June 20, 2014
How Mortgage Debt Undermines Retirement Security for Millions
The 41.4 million people older than 65 in the U.S. create one of the most indebted generations ever, living with increasingly large mortgage debts.
June 13, 2014
5 Steps to Prepare Your House for Sale
Use this list to determine what to do before listing your home for sale.
June 07, 2014
Top 10 Beach Town Housing Markets in America
Home ownership is a dream for millions of Americans, but owning property near a beach is the ultimate fantasy.
May 27, 2014
5 Costly Home Improvements to Expect as a Homeowner
Need a new roof? It'll cost you. Here are some of the biggest costs you face as a homeowner.
May 17, 2014
5 Things to Consider Before Taking Out a Reverse Mortgage
Although the program is beneficial to many people, there are some pitfalls to the reverse mortgage. Here is some information you may want to consider when determining whether or not a reverse mortgage is the right path for you.
April 21, 2014
Is the Rent Too Damn High?
The rebound in home prices has attracted a significant amount of attention in recent years, but stagnant incomes has pushed rent prices to new highs.
April 19, 2014
To Rent or to Buy: That Is the Question
If you are considering purchasing a home, read this first.
March 12, 2014
This Housing Indicator Continues Its Downward Spiral
The housing market is returning to a more sustainable pace.
February 03, 2014
How Many Americans Are Liquid Asset Poor?
More than five years after the beginning of the credit crisis and Great Recession, many American families are still financially vulnerable.
December 12, 2013
More Good News in Housing: Foreclosure Rate Lowest in Years
The number of foreclosures being filed for are shrinking -- meaning less default notices, fewer home auctions, and a decrease in bank repossession.
December 09, 2013
Will These 4 Predictions for the Housing Market Come True?
The housing recovery is generally expected to continue, but at a slower pace.
November 30, 2013
How Many Homes in the Country Are Still Underwater?
In the third-quarter of 2013, the national negative equity rate declined at its fastest pace on record.