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February 07, 2016
4 Simple Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early
There’s no place like home when it comes to breaking the bank.
February 01, 2016
5 Weird Things That Can Boost the Value of Your Home
Less-known real estate characteristics may indicate your home is located in a highly sought after neighborhood.
January 15, 2016
The New Mortgage Rules All Homebuyers Should Know About
There’s one potential pitfall in rules surrounding the new disclosures that could keep you out of your dream home, if you’re not careful.
December 25, 2015
Top 5 Reasons to Buy a Home During the Holidays
The holiday season may provide home buying bargains. Here are a few of the reasons why.
December 01, 2015
10 Cities Where Young People Can’t Afford to Buy a Home
Home ownership among millennials is in decline, likely because they can't afford mortgages in most cities that attract them.
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 11, 2015
25 U.S. Cities Where Home Rental Prices Are Skyrocketing
It might be better to buy than to rent, if these increases continue.
October 15, 2015
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.
October 04, 2015
American Households Are Smaller and Lonelier Than Ever Before
New data show that Americans are more likely than ever to live alone -- with the exception of the elderly.
October 04, 2015
10 States Suffering the Most from Underwater Mortgages
Millions of homeowners across the nation still find themselves upside down on their mortgages or barely above water.
September 16, 2015
The 10 Least Expensive States to Live in the U.S.
A similar house can cost $100K in one place and $500K in another. If you're looking for a lower-cost place to live, check out these inexpensive states.
June 23, 2015
8 Facts You Didn’t Know About Renter’s Insurance
Renter's insurance is remarkably affordable, yet many renters are uninformed about how it works. Here are 8 things to know.
June 02, 2015
The Retirement Crisis: This Plan May Be a Solution
Seniors looking for an alternative to assisted living or traditional retirement communities are now getting involved in co-housing and intentional communities.
June 01, 2015
Why These 5 Investors Are Interested in Detroit
Despite a rough financial journey, Detroit has a lot to offer investors.
January 25, 2015
The Hottest Design Trends for 2015
Green hues, eclectic decorating, and "getting emotional."
January 14, 2015
The Hidden Costs and Benefits of Moving in With Your Significant Other
Be sure to consider the financial implications of moving in together in addition to the emotional ones you might already be thinking about.
December 20, 2014
Will First-Time Homebuyers Be the Biggest Surprise in 2015?
The housing market has a vacancy for first-time buyers.
November 25, 2014
5 Foolish Mistakes First-Time Home Buyers Make
Buying a home for the first time is exciting. But these mistakes can quickly turn the experience into a disaster.
November 24, 2014
5 Ways Renters Set Themselves Up for Failure
In the market for a place to live? Here are five mistakes you should avoid as a renter.
November 24, 2014
5 Home Renovations That May Be Foolish Investments
Some home renovations are more trouble than they're worth and will earn you little or no return on your investment.
October 11, 2014
5 Essential Fall Home Improvement Projects
It’s time to start preparing your home for the winter, and there’s no better time than fall. With cold temperatures threatening, you need to prepare your house now. Some of the prep steps involve the outdoors, so tackle them early. Here are the top five fall home improvement projects to prepare your home for winter.
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October 08, 2014
Home Remodels: How to Take $10,000 and Make it Look Like $50,000
The key is to get creative without getting careless, but don't stretch your remodeling budget so thin that the quality of the work becomes too diluted.
October 07, 2014
Is Your Home Wasting Money?
Perform routine maintenance that will not only extend the life of appliances and materials, but will also trim down those costly energy bills.
October 04, 2014
9 Tools Every Home Should Have
These tools ensure that you at least have the ability to save money on a handyman and fix your home’s most basic needs.
October 03, 2014
Will You Be Able to Retire Mortgage Free?
Retirement gets a lot harder if you're still grappling with mortgage debt.
September 29, 2014
Top 10 States Where Americans Are Drowning in Mortgage Debt
The housing recovery is uneven across the nation.
September 17, 2014
6 Easy Painting Techniques to Change the Look of Your Rooms
Painting is the most popular home improvement project, and fortunately for homeowners and renters alike, it is also one of the easiest.
September 15, 2014
Your Guide to Kitchen Remodel Return on Investment
On a list of remodeling projects that bring a high return on investment, kitchens come in near the top.
August 18, 2014
Realtor or No Realtor: The Pros and Cons of Selling Your Home Yourself
Before you even try to sell your home, you have to figure out if you want to try to sell it by yourself, or if you are going to hire a realtor.