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Don’t Do These 3 Things When Buying Your First Home

Egypt Sherrod knows a thing or two about what you should and shouldn’t do when buying…

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Renovating

4 Things You Need to Know Before Renovating Your Home

'Blog Cabin' host Chris Grundy gives homeowners the inside dish

Home improvement fanatic Chris Grundy knows his way around a toolbox. The host of Cool…

By Alisa Gumbs

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Luxury Home

BE Luxury: 4 Things To Look For When You Buy a Luxury Home

An architect’s projects, as well as a fashion label’s branding, add unique touches to design, craftsmanship and market value

Find a licensed, reputable realtor or broker you have rapport with to represent your preferences,…

By T. Bernie

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Home

Parents See Schools as Crucial to Home Buying Decision

Tips on finding a home for your family that won't bust your budget

Regardless of the role your child’s school is playing in your home buying decision, most…

By Stacey Tisdale

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homeowner

Why Now Might be a Good Time to Become a Homeowner

Nationwide’s study shows favorable home buying conditions are likely to continue

The fundamentals for housing market growth…job/income gains and demographics — remain strong and should continue…

By Stacey Tisdale

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inventor

Retirees Need Better Understanding of Home Equity

Majority want to stay in their homes, but don’t know how to cash in

“We know that home equity is an important part of the household wealth passage for…

By Stacey Tisdale

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A Mortgage That Pays Your Family Instead of a Bank

An alternative way to buy a home that keeps wealth in your family

They work exactly like traditional mortgages. There is a borrower and a third party institution…

By Stacey Tisdale

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How Much Can You ‘Really’ Afford to Spend on a Home?

Building a housing budget that won’t make you go bust

Financial experts say we should spend around 30% of our after-tax income on housing, but…

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How Much Do You Need to Make to Buy a Home?

Survey looks at salary needed for 27 cities across the U.S

On a national level, the average median home price in the U.S. is $222,700, meaning…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Apartment Rental Prices Are On The Rise

Smaller markets leading the charge as vacancies shrink

There has been growing demand for rental properties in recent years, as the sluggish economy…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Mortgage Rates Likely Moving Higher… But Not Much

Why homeowners shouldn't panic over headlines about higher rates

Despite strong job market data, analysts say mortgage rates will remain low for some time.

By Stacey Tisdale

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To Buy or To Rent? That is the Question

How to decide when homeownership makes sense

There is no question that it is one of the smartest ways to build generational…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Retaining Maximum Profits From Your House

How to get more assets from your home

Here are several tips on retaining maximum profits for homeowners.

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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Feature: Intrafamily Mortgages – Paying Your Family Instead of a Bank

How the Webb family keeps interest and payments all in the family

Intra-family loans work like traditional mortgages. There is a borrower, a third party institution that…

By Stacey Tisdale

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How Buying a Historic Home Can Save You Money

Hattie Wilson's story of becoming a homeowner

Choose a good realtor. Inquire about available properties in historic districts. Select a realtor that…

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What Higher Rates Will Mean for Homebuyers and Homeowners

Federal Reserve Chairwoman indicates rates are rising soon

The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates as soon as September. What does…

By Stacey Tisdale

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[STUDY] Wealth Gap for Black and White Homeowners Hurting Future Generations

A study finds an inability to pass on generational wealth

A study finds the racial wealth gap increased dramatically after the housing crisis, causing challenges…

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What To Do if Your Mortgage is More Than Your House

Tips for managing underwater mortgages

The numbers are improving, but 8 million people have mortgages that are worth more than…

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Washington Pays Millions to Get Counseling for Homeowners

‘HUD Wants You’ to understand your mortgage and get free advice

HUD is spending more than $40 million to help organizations that provide free counseling to…

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Buying vs. Renting: The Pros and Cons

How to decide if homeownership is your best move

Here are three key things to consider when determining whether you want to rent or…

By Stacey Tisdale

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How to Hire Talent That Will Complement Your Team and Culture

People make the difference. You can have incredible systems and procedures in place, the right software…

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How to Deal With Grief While at Work

Regardless of where you live in the world, all of us in some way have…

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