Advice

Exposing Some Common Homebuying Myths

Friendly advice can help perpetuate some of the most common homebuying myths -- especially when it comes to credit. Continue Reading »

Comparing Loan Types on a $200,000 Mortgage

Mortgages aren’t one-size-fits-all products. Loan types and lenders all have different requirements, benefits and drawbacks. Continue Reading »

Home Finance: Exploring Alternatives to the 30-Year Mortgage

From all-cash deals to 50-year loans, there are several alternatives to the standard 30-year-mortgage. Here's how to know what's best for you. Continue Reading »

Are There Best Times to Buy, Sell or List a Home?

While it may not be possible to "time" a home purchase like you can the stock market, there are some strategies to try. Continue Reading »

How Renting Out Your Home Can Help You Buy Another

One of the biggest obstacles for homebuyers is being able to show enough income, but there is a little-known lending guideline that can help seal the deal. Continue Reading »

Home Equity Loans: Why They're Back, and Better

As the home equity lending business heats up, and banks step up their outreach, here are a few things you need to know. Continue Reading »

10 Reasons Why Homeowners Have an Edge on Renters

Consider these 10 reasons to take the plunge into homeownership. Continue Reading »

Knowing Air Conditioning Jargon Can Save You Thousands

Knowing these air conditioning terms could save you hundreds and even thousands of dollars. Continue Reading »

Secrets to Getting Multiple Offers on a Home

For a seller to get lots of activity on their listing, there are three must-haves. Continue Reading »

How to Know If You Should Keep Renting Instead of Buying

If you think you're ready to buy a home, ask yourself these four questions -- you may find some signs you should keep renting. Continue Reading »

Sellers, the Real FSBO Deal Demands Preparation

Going the "For Sale By Owner" route seems easy enough. Continue Reading »

After Record-Breaking Sale, Mega-Mansion Is a Rental

Two weeks after buying the 50,000-square-foot home for a record-breaking sum, the mystery owners of Fleur de Lys are looking to rent it out. Continue Reading »

How to Lower Your Property Taxes

Understanding the property assessment process is your first step toward knowing whether or not you're paying too much in taxes, and how you can lower them. Continue Reading »

Homebuying Factors that Mortgage Calculators Miss

It's smart to take advantage of resources like mortgage calculators to help you make homebuying decisions, but that's only a start. Continue Reading »

Reverse Mortgages: Weighing the Risks

Reverse mortgages are a legitimate financial alternative for those who want to remain in their homes but lack the cash flow to do so, but there are pitfalls. Continue Reading »

5 Kinds of People Who Shouldn't Be Landlords

Even though most people have the ability to be a landlord, it doesn't mean they should do it. Here's why. Continue Reading »

Find Your Dream Home by First Discovering Your Needs

Before you visit another open house, sit down and make a list of your needs and wants. Continue Reading »

Homebuying: 4 Must-Do's Before You Even Start Shopping

Homebuyers should do the financial legwork before shopping for a home. Continue Reading »

How to Capitalize on the Tax Benefits of Home Improvement

The cost of any actual improvement cannot be deducted from your taxes. But it can have a tax benefit. Continue Reading »

Avoiding Mold in Your Home

Wondering if your home has a mold problem? You should. Continue Reading »

Whole-House Humidifier Benefits

A whole-house humidifier can make an entire home feel more comfortable. Continue Reading »

What It Means to Have a Tax Lien

"It is extremely serious. You could lose your property." Continue Reading »

Buying a Home With No Down Payment

There are actually a few ways you can get a home with 100 percent financing. Continue Reading »

How to Clean a Home's Air Ducts

Cleaning a home's air ducts requires some time and a bit of work. Continue Reading »

Sorting Out Truths and Myths About Home Storage

Built-in cabinets, cubbies with baskets or trays and repurposed antique furniture are the biggest home organization trends, a Zillow survey says. Continue Reading »

Choosing House Paint: The Do's and Don'ts of Color

There's nothing like paint to transform the look of your home's exterior, but it can be challenging to make a final selection. Continue Reading »

Are Open Houses Obsolete?

When someone likes a home's online photos, he or she will make an appointment to see the property during the week. So are open houses necessary? Continue Reading »

Homebuying: How to Choose Between New or Existing Dwellings

Here's what to consider when you are trying to decide whether to buy a new home or an existing one. Continue Reading »

4 Ways to Make Money in Real Estate

Here are four ways you can make money as a result of real estate ownership. Continue Reading »

How to Know When You Need a Rental Broker

While it's not necessary to work with a rental broker to land an apartment, it can certainly make hunting easier in some cities. Continue Reading »

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