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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.

Latest Articles in Real Estate and Housing

Why You Should Be Saving Big With Bi-Weekly Mortgage Payments

Paying your mortgage every couple of weeks instead of monthly can shave thousands in interest costs, but going bi-weekly is not a simple as it seems.

Here's How to Save Thousands on Your Mortgage

The difference between 10 years of interest and 30 of interest years can be tremendous, but the decision isn't easy. How long should a mortgage be?

7 Ways to Rent An Apartment With Bad Credit

Bad or low credit makes everything hard — even renting an apartment. Here's how you can still find a place when your credit is weak.

The Surprising Reasons Your Fixed-Rate Mortgage Payment Could Rise

They say nothing is set in stone, and your monthly mortgage payment is no exception. Plan ahead for these possible house payment price hikes.

The Simple Way to Decide How Much Rent You Can Really Afford

Before you set out to find your next great rental apartment or home, take a good look at your income. What can you afford?

8 Credit Mistakes That Could Hurt Your Mortgage Application

Before you send in your mortgage application, there are 8 things you must fix to have the best chance at getting approved.

Beginner's Guide to Finding Your Interior Design Style

Can a fun personality quiz find your personal style in less than 30 seconds?

How to Save $100s on Your Next Move

A big move can mean a big expense, but it doesn't have to. Use these hacks to save some cash on your next move.

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.