July 3, 2017

The Perks and Challenges of Becoming a Landlord

The number of people renting a home — as opposed to buying — is on the rise. Increased purchase prices in the major cities along with […]
June 20, 2017

8 New Costs of Owning a Home You May Never Have Considered

You’ve paid your mortgage and property tax, but you’re not quite done yet. . . You learn a lot about a house once you live in […]
June 13, 2017

How Much House Can You Really Afford?

Just because a lender approves you for a mortgage doesn’t mean you can comfortably afford it. If you ask Google “how much house can I afford,” […]
June 8, 2017

Is Buying a ‘Starter Home’ Still Smart?

Your parents’ rite of passage may not make sense for you. When the Baby Boomer generation was venturing into adulthood, it was common to buy a “starter […]
June 1, 2017

What Do Buyers and Sellers Pay in Closing Costs?

Usually, the buyer faces more line-item expenses, but the seller pays the commission. Rarely does a buyer or seller show up to the closing without knowing […]
May 30, 2017

How To Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

Your loan term might be fixed, but it doesn’t have to dictate when you’ll be mortgage-free. Find out how to speed up the process. A lot […]
May 23, 2017

Important Credit Lessons Your Parents Didn’t Teach You

Listen up, kids: Paying interest is painful. Really, really painful. Parental wisdom is easy to ignore until you’re left scratching your head over simple adult responsibilities […]
May 18, 2017

Your Essential Moving Checklist

Map out everything you need to do, week by week, until the big day. Editor’s note: For many people, spring kicks off prime moving season. Wherever you’re headed, […]
April 27, 2017

3 High-Impact Spots to Use Bold Color

  Don’t hold back — bright, bold colors are on trend and easier to incorporate than you might think. The next two years are all about […]
April 25, 2017

Ways To Cut Household Expenses And Save Money Each Month

The key to saving money is knowing where to trim your budget. Paying bills is never fun, but it’s even less exciting when monthly expenses leave […]
April 20, 2017

Our Racially Divided Housing Market Is Changing, Thanks to Millennials

A look at how we got here and where we’re headed. Kieran Killeen was astounded when he bought a home in Vermont in 2002, and its title […]
April 4, 2017

Best Home Improvements For Every Month Of The Year

Does it feel as if your home improvement to-do list never ends? Try organizing your projects by month. Then knock these 12 items off your list. […]
March 23, 2017

5 Predictions for Renters and Home Buyers in 2017

If you’re making big decisions about housing this year, you’ll want to keep these factors in mind. If you’re a renter, you (and your bank account) […]
March 14, 2017

Tips To Buy A Home In Your 20s, 30s, And 40s

What you need as a 20-something homebuyer doesn’t always match up when you’re in your 30s or 40s. Find out what you need to know at […]
March 7, 2017

9 Necessary Things To Do Before You Move Into Your New Home

Plan a party right away, plus more expert tips that might surprise you. You’ve signed and initialed on all the dotted lines. The house is yours […]
March 2, 2017

5 Questions to Ask Potential Mortgage Lenders

Choosing a lender? Don’t make a snap decision you might regret. Find the right fit with these five questions. Buying a home is the largest purchase […]
February 23, 2017

Subtle Yet Effective Storage Ideas

The beginning of a new year is the time to start with a fresh slate. The Internet is abuzz with cleaning tips, organizational ideas and lists […]
February 21, 2017

3 Overlooked Tax Breaks Your Home May Be Able To Cash In On

Minimize what you’ll owe and maximize what you’ll get back at tax time. People are always making moves (real estate and otherwise) to minimize what they […]
February 16, 2017

Dealing With a Seller Who Is ‘Just Not That Into You’

You’ve got your heart set on their home. Should you try to win them over, or just walk away? Given the ups and downs of a […]
February 14, 2017

5 Home Upgrades That Won’t Add Value

Just because you upgrade doesn’t mean you’ll profit when it comes time to sell. If you’re hoping to increase your home’s value (above and beyond the […]
February 9, 2017

5 Ways to Show Your Home Some Love

Don’t leave your home out of the Valentine’s Day fun — send it a love note or two with these quick tips. When February rolls around, […]
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