homeownership

4 Home-Buying Habits We Can Learn From Millennials

Millennials are late to the homebuying game, but they're bringing some valuable lessons we all can learn from.

5 Times Buying a Home With Cash Is Bad for Your Budget

If you have enough cash to buy a house, that's great! It still doesn't mean it's always the smartest financial move.

How to Build Equity in Your Home

Truly owning your home takes time and money. If you want a bigger piece of the homeownership pie, here's how to build equity.

4 Questions to Ask Before Leaving Your House to Your Kids

A home sounds like a wonderful gift for your adult children. But before you hand over the keys, there are a few things to consider.

6 Questions to Ask Before Selling Your House

Before you hire a realtor and put up that For Sale sign, you'll want to ask yourself these home-selling questions.

Should You Ever Consider a Balloon Mortgage?

A balloon mortgage has its upsides, but it sure leaves a lot up in the air.

Yes, You Need Home Title Insurance — Here's Why

Home title insurance is one more fee in the closing costs pile. Do you really need it?

Why a Mobile Home May Be Your Best Option for Affordable Housing

If it's affordable homeownership you're after, you may want to give mobile homes a second look. They're nicer than you think!

Rent Your Home or Buy? Here's How to Decide

Rent versus buy is an age-old housing conundrum. Make the decision easy with some math that's easy to figure.

Watch Out for These 5 Last Minute Home Buying Costs

First time homebuyers can be left scrambling to cover these last-minute costs. Don't get blindsided on your way to your new home!

Should You Pay Your Mortgage Off Early?

Owning your home outright is a huge achievement. Weigh these options first, though, before tackling your mortgage early.

Ask Yourself These 5 Questions Before Buying a Home

Before you seal the deal on a new house, ask yourself: Are you prepared for the investment? Run through these questions first.

9 Surprising Things Your Homeowners Insurance Doesn't Cover

A word to the wise, homeowners — your insurance policy may not cover everything you think it does. Read the fine print!

Why You Should Be Saving Big With Bi-Weekly Mortgage Payments

Paying your mortgage every couple of weeks instead of monthly can shave thousands in interest costs, but going bi-weekly is not a simple as it seems.

3 Ways to Finance a Tiny House

Tiny houses leave small footprints, but they are big trouble when it comes to finding financing. Here's where to look.

How One Family Lives Well (And Even Owns a Home) on Just $11 an Hour

Limited income, limited life — right? Wrong. Learn how the Luh family is thriving without a huge paycheck — and you can too.

5 Reasons Why 2015 is the Year to Buy a House

Attention, prospective homeowners — this is THE year you've been waiting for. Find out why now is a great time to buy a house.

Farewell to Homeownership: Lessons to Share

Losing your home is not the end of all things. In fact, it could be the beginning of something better. Learn from one writer's experience.

The Fallacy of Homeownership as a Sound Investment

Owning a home has become inextricably linked to the American dream, as much a part of the social fabric as baseball and apple pie. But the reality is that most Americans would be b