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5 Appraisal Facts That Could Save You Big Money

A low appraisal may cost you a home loan or sale. Check out these tips on getting the appraisal you need.

Self-Employed? Here's How to Get Your Apartment Application Approved

Being self-employed has its perks — and its challenges. Finding a new apartment can be tricky, but it's not impossible if you can sell your story.

How to Simultaneously Buy and Sell a House

Buying and selling a house simultaneously? Review this 14-step checklist — or risk getting shut out.

6 Reasons You Should Always Hire a Moving Company

You're moving into a new place, and you're trying to save some cash. Whatever you do, don't skimp on professional movers.

5 Simple Ways to Live Rent-Free

Housing isn't cheap, especially if you're broke. But with some creativity and some gumption, you can put a roof over your head for nothing.

Denied a Mortgage? Here's How to Fix It Fast

Depending on why a mortgage is denied, disappointed homebuyers often still have a shot at homeownership. Find out how to go from no to yes.

6 Interesting Ways Technology Can Help You Buy a Home

House hunting is easier, faster and more fun thanks to these new tools. Are you taking full advantage of them?

15 Cheap, Easy Ways to Make Your Home Safer

Taking care of a few simple home repairs and improvements can protect you and your family from minor accidents — or much worse.

The 4 Most Overpriced U.S. Housing Markets

If you're looking to buy in one of these four overheated markets, you may want to act fast — or reconsider buying at all.

5 Ways to Score Cheap Rent — Without Annoying Roommates

The easiest way to pay less is to find a roommate, which isn't always terrific. But if you know where to look (and what to ask), you can live solo.

How to Make Your Bathroom Look Awesome for Under $100

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.

Turn Your Home Into a Rental in 9 Easy Steps

Whether it's your primary residence or a second, turning your place into someone else's rented abode is a great way to generate extra cash.

Boost Your Home's Value With These 5 Projects

What's a bathroom addition worth to you (besides a shorter wait for the shower)? As much as 20% of your home's value!

87% of Homebuyers Think They Know How Much Home They Can Afford (But They Really Don't)

Survey shows most homebuyers don't know how much their down payment will be. Are you one of them?

The 8 Worst Home Sale Horror Stories

Buying or selling a house is rarely easy, but these eight home sales turned into actual home sale horror shows.

Best Money Tips: Steps to Make Sure You Buy the Right House

Today we found some amazing articles on buying the right house, maximizing your dollar at Subway, and creating work/life balance when your kids return to school.

How to Ensure You Get the Home Loan You Want

Ever since the real estate crash, mortgage lenders have tightened requirements. That means to get a loan, you have to be well prepared.

Wise Bread Reloaded: Real Estate Market Rebound?

The real estate market continues on the mend. This week's Reloaded refreshes your understanding of home buying, home selling, and home refinance.

8 Things Real Estate Agents Don't Want You to Know

Your real estate agent represents your interests, right? Not always. Learn the secrets your agent might be hiding from you.

Does Your House Suck? Here's How to Sell It Anyway

It's easy to sell the best house on the block — clean it up, stage it, and list it. This is how you sell the worst.