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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.
February 26, 2016
10 Cities Where the Middle Class Can’t Afford Rent Anymore
Roughly half of renter households earning between $30,000 and $45,000 a year spend more than 30% of their income on rent, and 10% spend more than half.
February 18, 2016
4 Simple Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early
There’s no place like home when it comes to breaking the bank.
February 15, 2016
4 Negotiating Tips for Homebuyers
Here's how to get a sweet deal on a new home.
February 08, 2016
10 NFL Stadiums That Could Boost the Value of Your Home
The Rams’ franchise value is expected to more than double, but could the move also mean higher home prices?
January 19, 2016
5 Things Americans Spend All Their Money On These Days
No matter how much money you make, it never feels like enough.
January 18, 2016
4 Quick and Affordable Home Renovations
Does your home need a boost? Here are some easy ideas that won't cost big.
November 27, 2015
The 10 Best Markets in America to Own a Home
The real estate market is sending a clear reminder to buyers and sellers: location still matters.
November 03, 2015
8 Things Everyone Should Know Before Buying a First Home
Forty percent of first-time home buyers regret the cost of their home, and 24% regret the size of their yard. Here are a few things you should know before you buy.
October 16, 2015
3 Myths About Selling Your House
Like many folks, you sell a home only a few times in your life and likely don’t know the potentially tricky rules and laws concerning real estate sales.
October 05, 2015
5 Things to Know Before You Buy an Older Home
While older properties offer charm in abundance, they also come with certain challenges.
October 05, 2015
Top 10 Cities in America Where Buying a Home Paid Off the Most
These are homeowners who happened to buy in the right place at the right time, and are now enjoying the highest appreciation growth.
September 20, 2015
The 10 Most Expensive ZIP Codes in America
If you plan on moving to one of these zip codes, you'd better make sure you have enough cash. These are America's 10 most expensive zip codes.
July 28, 2015
10 Cities Where a Home May Not Be a Good Investment
Thirty-nine percent of would-be buyers said that they couldn’t find a good house that fit their budget.
July 18, 2015
Are Millennials Finally Ready to Start Buying Homes?
A stronger job market, cheaper mortgage insurance, and the return of low down payments are all helping turn one-time renters into homeowners.
July 03, 2015
The 10 Worst Markets in America to Buy a Home Right Now
Buyers and sellers in the real estate market are quickly finding out that homes are truly worth whatever someone is willing to pay for them.
July 03, 2015
5 Foolish Things Americans Should Stop Doing With Money
As Forrest Gump’s mama would always say, “Stupid is as stupid does.”
June 11, 2015
3 Signs That You’re Not Ready to Buy a House
While Americans believe real estate is the best long-term investment, it certainly isn’t for everyone.
June 07, 2015
How Buying That Big House Just May Ruin Your Retirement
Bigger is not always better. Lifestyle inflation is a real threat to your retirement.
May 30, 2015
How People Are Getting More Money When Selling Their Homes
More and more people are choosing to save money on selling their homes by skipping the realtor's office and marketing it themselves. Here's how some of them do it.
May 23, 2015
Are America’s Intentional Communities Financially Sustainable?
Intentional communities and cooperatives are gaining popularity in the U.S., but economic realities can be a serious challenge.
May 18, 2015
Is Real Estate Still The Best Long-Term Investment?
Americans still think real estate is their best bet when it comes to long-term investing; but is it?
May 13, 2015
Have Americans Already Changed Their Minds on Buying Big Homes?
Time heals all wounds, even those inflicted by the worst housing bubble in modern history.
May 10, 2015
6 Ways Single People Get Screwed Over Financially
Since the 1950s, the number of legally single individuals in the U.S. has increased dramatically, and this status often comes with a greater financial burden.
May 03, 2015
For America’s Seniors, the Future is Looking Very Scary
As the baby boomers head for retirement, it's becoming increasingly apparent that many Americans are unprepared for retirement.
April 26, 2015
Top 10 Most Expensive Rental Markets in America
Rent prices are soaring across the country, causing people to take a second look at mortgage payments.
April 25, 2015
5 Mistakes You Might Be Making While Trying to Sell Your House
It can be truly stressful trying to sell your home, but you can save a lot of trouble by avoiding these common mistakes.
April 16, 2015
5 Ways You Can Protect Yourself from a Home Renovation Scam
Spring is here, summer is on its way, and so are the potential home improvement scams.
April 12, 2015
10 Possible Ways to Break Your Apartment Lease
Tenants are obligated to pay rent through the end of the lease, but there are a few exceptions to justify early termination.
April 02, 2015
7 Things You Can Do If You And Your Landlord Disagree About Money
Has your landlord has been holding onto your deposit without good reason? Check your state’s laws to see what your rights are.