buying a home

Boost Your Home's Value With These 5 Projects

What's a bathroom addition worth to you (besides a shorter wait for the shower)? As much as 20% of your home's value!

10 Surprising Things That Lower the Value of a Home

These value-sapping home features are the opposite of "selling points." Does your home (or the one you're thinking of buying) have them?

Your House Is a Hobby, Not an Investment

Never think of a house as an investment. Instead, think of it for what it really is โ€” a time and money hole that can be fun to own.

How to Sell Your House in 24 Hours

24 hours? Yup, it's possible. Learn how one Wise Bread Blogger sold her home just a day after listing.

Buying Your First Home: What to Do and When to Do It

Buying your first home can be incredibly rewarding โ€” and incredibly stressful. Keep your head on straight (and even enjoy the process!) with this guide.

Autumn Shopping: 5 Things to Buy in Fall

Autumn isn't just for pumpkin-carving. For these five kinds of items, it can be a great time to "rake" in some savings.

When You Should and Shouldn't Rent

There are many great debates in the world: The chicken or the egg? John or Paul? Should you rent or not? This helps answer one of those.

Is Real Estate a Good Investment?

Young investors need strong investment returns that exceed the rate of inflation in order to avoid working in later years. Is real estate a good investment option?

Low Interest Rates Do Not Make Homes Affordable

If a good price seems to good to be true...it probably is. Learn how low interest rates drive home prices higher.

Book Review - Buying a Home: The Missing Manual

Housing prices have dropped all across America in the past couple years, and more people are looking into buying a property instead of renting. If you are an eager house hunte

The First Time Home Buyer Credit: How Big of a Deal Is It?

The first-time home buyer's credit has been hailed as one of the main drivers of the real estate market, but how big of a deal is it really?

Buying a Home Without the Money

This writer gives his reasons for buying a home now instead of waiting for a 20% down payment.

Cash Is King: Now What Should I Do With It?

When the going gets tough, the tough accumulate huge piles of cash. Great. But what do you do with it once you've piled it all up. There are lots of options out there, but which on

The Pros and Cons of Paying Cash for a House

Just like any financial decision, there are pros and cons to paying cash for a house.