Articles on Real Estate and Housing

Recoup More of Your Investment: 8 Home Improvements That Add the Most Value

If you're planning a remodel, be sure to consider return on investment when you sell. These eight improvements return the most.

Real Estate Investing Is Cheaper and Easier Than You Think

Investing in real estate can seem complicated, expensive, and risky. Truth is, even the average small investor can do it. Here's what you need to know.

These Are the 8 Most Common Homebuying Mistakes Foreclosure Experts See

A HUD-approved foreclosure prevention counselor shares what she's learned helping homeowners through the housing crisis — and how you can avoid the same fate.

My Experience with Discover Home Loans: Great Service and Rewards Programs

How a mortgage lender helped me get the home of my dreams.

8 Ways to Reduce Mortgage Closing Costs

Mortgage closing costs can add up to thousands of dollars. Discover how you can easily and drastically reduce these costs.

Best Money Tips: The Biggest Mortgage Mistakes a Home Buyer Can Make

Today we found some fantastic articles on mortgage mistakes a home buyer can make, what self or uninsured people will pay in 2014, and following up after a job interview.

Quicken Loans Review: Competitive Rates and Good Customer Service

Is a mortgage ReFi through a bank once owned by a financial software company a wise choice? Learn from our reviewer's experience.

6 Ways to Haggle Your Way to Cheaper Rent

If you love the apartment, but not the price, learn how to negotiate with the landlord and find the price that's right for both of you.

Home Maintenance and Repair: What's an Emergency and What Can Wait?

If you're budget is tight and you have home repairs on the horizon, use this list to determine which projects can wait and which ones need your immediate attention.

Get Help Renovating Your Home With an FHA 203(k) Mortgage

The FHA 203(k) home renovation mortgage is an excellent option for purchasing and renovating a fixer-upper.

5 Steps to Take If You're House Poor

The housing crash and recession have left many of us feeling house poor. The first step in getting out is understanding how deep we're in.

ReFi Shy? How to Determine If Now Is the Time to Refinance

As interest rates head north, homeowners are wondering if the timing is right to refinance. Here's how to find out.

Best Money Tips: How to Negotiate Your Rent Payment

Today we found some awesome articles on negotiating rent payments, free stuff for your birthday, and making your commute suck less.

Garage Triage: Organize Your Garage for Maximum Chore and Storage Efficiency

If your garage is filled with everything but a car, reclaim that space. Get creative, get organized, and transform how you use your garage.

Why You Should Consider an Adjustable-Rate Mortgage

Despite a bad reputation, adjustable-rate mortgages are making a comeback. Learn why an ARM might be the right choice for you.

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 — a time and money hole that can be fun to own.

8 Ways to Boost Your Neighborhood and Your Home's Value

A bathroom re-do will boost the value of a new home, but don't overlook the value of a strong neighborhood, too. Here's how to re-do your 'hood.

How Emotions Can Hurt a Home Buyer

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.

Save Money and Water With These 6 Clever Landscaping Hacks

If you've been eyeing your neighbor's perfectly landscaped lawn, try some of these strategies to create a low-cost outdoor oasis.

Buy the Same House Twice for Less Than Buying It Once

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.