Real Estate and Housing — Whether you want to rent or own, buy or sell, fix up your home, or just land your first mortgage, we'll help you stay afloat in this competitive market.

Popular

How to Make Your Bathroom Look Awesome for Under $100

plumber
You can freshen up the look of your WC without doing a complete tear out and reno. Get inspired with these thrifty and fun ideas.

Latest Articles in Real Estate and Housing

Frayed Relationships, Damaged Credit, and Costly Additions — What a Multi-Generational Home Might Cost You

Multiple generations living under one roof is becoming more common. Keep the family peace by planning for some of the potential pitfalls.

14 Things You Should Do When You Move to a New Town

Welcome to the neighborhood! Here's how to plant your roots in the new town you call home.

5 Ways to Qualify for a Mortgage With a Small Downpayment

A 20% down payment isn't pocket change. If you can't afford 20% down on your mortgage loan, you still have other loan options.

4 Steps to Finding Your Mortgage Lender

Buying a new home? Finding the right lender could save you big.

Here's What to Do If You Can't Afford Your Mortgage Payment

If tough finances have made you miss some mortgage payments, it's time to get proactive with your lender — and your budget.

9 Common Apartment Hunting Mistakes to Avoid

Summer is moving season for lots of us. Make sure you land in the right place by avoiding some common rental miscues.

7 Things You Need to Know Before Buying Your First House

Buying a house? Before you rush in, review this list for first-time buyers.

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.

4 Reasons Why You're Too Old — Or Too Young — For a Mortgage Loan

Lenders can't use your age as a factor when deciding to give you a loan, but that doesn't mean age doesn't matter. Here's why.

Don't Forget to Budget for These Unexpected Moving Expenses

Whether across the town or across the country, moving has tons of expenses. Don't get blindsided by these surprise costs.

12 Crucial Things Homebuyers Overlook at Open Houses

Know the difference between the things that matter and those that don't, when looking at an open house.

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.

The 5/5 ARM Loan Just Might be the Best Mortgage Loan

Low initial interest rates and partial stability combine in the 5/5 ARM loan. Is the adjustable rate mortgage making a comeback?

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.

6 Ways to Apartment Hunt on Craigslist Without Getting Scammed

Craigslist is a leading apartment rental marketplace, with plenty of listings — and scammers. Protect yourself by recognizing the warning signs.

5 Things Millennials Can Do to Buy a House Within the Next Decade

Millennials know from money woes. With some smart money moves, you'll be ready to buy your first home within the decade — or sooner.

When Is the Best Time to Lock in a Mortgage Rate?

Knowing exactly when to lock in a mortgage rate can make a big difference on the cost of your home.

When It Makes Sense to Apply for a Mortgage Loan Without Your Spouse

Marriage is a collaboration, but if your spouse has less than stellar credit, you may be better off going solo on a mortgage application.

Mortgage Application Declined? Here’s How to Respond

If your mortgage application was declined, there's still hope! Take these five simple steps to get back on track.

5 Times You Shouldn't Rush to Pay Off Your Mortgage

Every homeowner dreams of owning their home free and clear. Before you rush to pay that mortgage down, consider what else your money might do.