Buying a home can be seem scary — and complicated. But if you keep these basics in mind, you'll soon have the home of your dreams.
The names Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae probably ring a bell, especially if you've applied for a mortgage lately — but who or what, are they, exactly?
Are foreclosures all risk and no reward? Well, not always. Here are a few things to consider before calling one home.
That little acronym — PMI — pops up quite a bit for new homeowners. Here's what it is, and how much it may cost you.
Buying a home for the first time can be super stressful. Get your finances move-in ready before you start your hunt, and it'll go easier than you expect.
Is rent control your secret weapon to a coveted, affordable apartment in the country’s most expensive cities? The rules are tricky, but maybe!
Some U.S. cities still offer a prime buyers' market for first-timers. Have you considered putting down roots in one of these spots?
Buying a house comes with tons of hidden costs — and newbie buyers tend to overlook these 10 big ones.
Get all the comfort, charm, and style you deserve in your rented space without the risk of losing your security deposit. It doesn't cost a lot, either!
Some homes languish on the market for months, costing owners money and stress. Find out how one seller got it done in a single weekend.
A security deposit is a big chunk of change. These cheap and easy clean-up tips will help you re-pocket that cash.
Divorce is messy. And step one is figuring out how to split ways with your biggest shared asset; your home.
A few cheap, easy fixes will snaz up your home's curb appeal without making an ugly mess of your bank account.
If only you knew! Real estate agents everywhere want you clued in to these basic home-buying and selling facts.
When you're looking for your new dream home, should you ever shift your gaze to a high-foreclosure neighborhood? Here's what you need to think about.
When you're house hunting you already look for good schools and low crime. Maybe you should add a Starbucks and Trader Joe's to your list, too.
You may have to live in a van down by the river, but if you have equity, you can erase a lot of consumer debt by selling your home.
Kitschy cabinets, disco fever carpeting...never fear! These house-hunting turn-offs are actually easy fixes.
When life is an endless vista of potential, where should you put down roots? Where other similarly situated people flock, of course!
Grab your paintbrush! A few simple (and frugal!) improvements can add much-needed curb appeal — and dollars — to your home's selling price.
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