Despite a bad reputation, adjustable-rate mortgages are making a comeback. Learn why an ARM might be the right choice for you.
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.
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.
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.
If you've been eyeing your neighbor's perfectly landscaped lawn, try some of these strategies to create a low-cost outdoor oasis.
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.
24 hours? Yup, it's possible. Learn how one Wise Bread Blogger sold her home just a day after listing.
Making the leap into homeownership for the first time? Before you buy, make sure you've covered these seven financial basics.
If you'd like to make some home improvements now and recoup those costs when you sell, these are the 10 renovations that earn the best return.
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.
When you move into a new place, you're moving into a new neighborhood, too. Discover how to find out if it's right for you before you buy or rent.
Getting a 15-year mortgage might seem like a no-brainer — it means you'll spend less overall — but there are good reasons to consider a 30-year as well.
Choosing between a fixed rate or adjustable rate mortgage loan is yet another complex decision new homebuyers must navigate. Make it easier by understanding the options.
If you're in debt, you're not alone. Millions of people are struggling with payments, but coming to terms with your long-term debt might be the key to paying it off.
Even with stricter post-crash lending standards, FHA home loans remain a great option for home buyers who don't have perfect credit or large down payments.
If you're thinking about buying a home, get up to speed on these key terms and concepts before you visit your first open house.
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