Mortgage closing costs can add up to thousands of dollars. Discover how you can easily and drastically reduce these costs.
Granite counters and fresh paint can lead a buyer to overlook a home's flaws. Avoid buying the wrong house by recognizing these common biases.
Interest rates have ticked up recently, which means homeowners who've been on the fence about refinancing may want to act soon. Here's what to to expect.
Our houses are getting bigger, but what about our needs? If you're ready to build or buy a new home, maybe it's time to decide how much is too much.
Why can't your starter home be your forever home, too? Here's how to make sure what you buy today will work for you tomorrow.
Ready to dive into home ownership? Look beyond appearances to spot potentially serious — and expensive — repair and maintenance needs.
Making the leap into homeownership for the first time? Before you buy, make sure you've covered these seven financial basics.
You might think that once you've bought one house, you're a pro. But being a second-time homebuyer can come with some unexpected surprises.
Choosing the right real estate agent is the first of many difficult decisions home buyers and sellers must make. Here's how to make the right choice.
Getting out of credit card debt, paying off all student loans, and paying off their mortgage in full ASAP is the #1 goal of almost every personal finance blogger on the Wise Bread
The housing and mortgage industries took a giant leap backwards last year. Read about what you need to do if you are finally ready to buy the home you've been looking for.
I've taken a look at home affordability calculators that are available from many reputable sites offering personal finance advice. "Affordability" is based on bank lending guidelin
On May 1st a new set of home appraisal rules called the Home Valuation Code of Conduct was put into effect by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in order to distance realtors and mortgage
A friend shared with me some strategies he's learned for playing RuneScape. Can these strategies be applied to personal finance? Let's see.
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