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Tag Archives: home ownership

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

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

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How Renting Can Build Long-Term Wealth

Renters, not just homeowners, can build wealth, too

Homeownership is a long-term play and, for most families, true wealth only materializes when they’ve…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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

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

black family walking barefoot along the beach

10 Questions to Ask Before Renting a Vacation Home

Vacation homes offer several benefits over staying at a hotel

Before renting a vacation home, there are several questions you should ask before submitting payment.…

By Kandia Johnson

HUD Secretary Julian Castro Determined to Increase Homeownership for Blacks

The former San Antonio Mayor shares his vision with BE

HUD Secretary Julian Castro pictured right

When Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro was …

By Stacey Tisdale

Innovation: What Will Your House Look Like in 10 Years?

Smart home market technology is continuing to grow

Here is an infographic from Lamudi Kenya: what will your house look like in ten…

By Cristie Leondis

CFPB Launches Tool for Home Owners

Bureau aims to help with the home ownership process

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is now offering resources to help home owners and home…

By Sheiresa Ngo

Infographic: Housing Counseling Could Make Your Dream a Reality

Your wish might not be out of reach

If you’re thinking of purchasing a home or modifying an existing mortgage, a housing counselor…

By Sheiresa Ngo

Half of Borrowers Don’t Shop Around for a Mortgage

Do you shop around?

Most shoppers compare prices when looking for new clothes or a new car, but you’d…

By Sheiresa Ngo

President Obama Makes Home Ownership More Affordable, Saves Families More than $900 a Year

HE reveals plan to make more Americans home owners

President Obama and Julián Castro, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, visited Phoenix, Arizona to “put…

By Essence Gant

How to Save Cash on a Kitchen Remodel

Electrolux’s Julie Fritz shares her tips

If you’re planning to do a kitchen remodel, you’re probably looking for ways to save…

By Sheiresa Ngo

WalletHub Releases 2014 Mortgage Insurance Report

Results from this year's report

Personal finance site WalletHub recently unveiled its 2014 Mortgage Insurance Report in an effort to…

By Sheiresa Ngo

CFPB Proposes Expanded Foreclosure Protections

New rules offer assistance to home owners

In an effort to address unsatisfactory mortgage servicing practices, the CFPB introduced rules that would…

By Sheiresa Ngo

Interest.com’s Mike Sante Talks Home Ownership

Expert discusses future of The American Dream

Housing prices have risen far faster than household income, making it more difficult for middle…

By Sheiresa Ngo

Tips for Calculating Mortage Costs

Here are some helpful uses for a calculator

A mortgage calculator can help you with determining how soon you’ll be able to pay…

By Sheiresa Ngo

Infographic: Mortgage Closing Costs Rise

Texas has the highest costs

You’ll have to dig just a little deeper into those pockets.

By Sheiresa Ngo

Life-Savers: 5 Tax Facts for Home Sellers

Here are a few pointers from the IRS

If you’re selling your home, you’ll want to take heed to these tax facts from…

By Sheiresa Ngo

Homebuilder Confidence on the Rise

Improvements in the economy have contributed to the positive outlook

The index measuring home builders’ views on current sales conditions rose four points to 57.…

By Sheiresa Ngo

Top 10 Counties with the Best Property Tax Value

Counties in Oklahoma and Arkansas dominate list

Counties with more than 50,000 residents were ranked.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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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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