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.
by: Miranda Marquit | channel: Real Estate and Housing
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 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.
by: Kelly Kehoe | channel: Debt Management, Organization, Real Estate and Housing
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.
by: Michael Kling | channel: Real Estate and Housing
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.
Solar panels can reduce your electricity bill, increase your home's value, and reduce your carbon cost to the environment. Here's how to get started.
by: Michael Kling | channel: Green Living, Home, Real Estate and Housing
Buying a home is expensive — and stressful. Follow this guide to help plan ahead, understand the process, and save money.
Imagine life without a mortgage or an overstuffed attic. Even if we don't live in one, tiny houses can teach us a lot about consumption, debt, and simplicity.
by: Kentin Waits | channel: Home, Real Estate and Housing
Buying your first home can be incredibly rewarding — and incredibly stressful. Keep your head on straight (and even enjoy the process!) with this guide.
by: Tara Struyk | channel: Real Estate and Housing
Home ownership isn’t for everyone. And even if it’s right for you, it might not be right for you right now. Read this to help figure out if you're ready.
We often think that having more choices is better. But in reality, having more options might cause us to make bad decisions — like getting risky mortgages.
by: Emily Guy Birken | channel: Real Estate and Housing
Today we found some stellar articles on saving on your mortgage, ways to make extra money and keep your day job, and how to ace a group interview.
by: Ashley Jacobs | channel: Real Estate and Housing
Today we found some great articles on mistakes to avoid when selling your home, changing your life for the better, and revitalizing your finances.
If you are willing to put in some time and work, you may be able to save money on your next home purchase by buying a fixer-upper. Here's what to look for.
by: Xin Lu | channel: Real Estate and Housing
Today we found some fantastic articles on ways to save money for a house, steps to take before a job interview, and how to protect your stuff.
When you're thinking about buying a home, it's easy to buy more house than you need (and get stuck with a pricier mortgage). Use this trick to save.
by: Ben Edwards | channel: Real Estate and Housing
A timeshare can be a frugal way to take a vacation — especially if you buy directly from the current owner. Here's how.
by: Michael Kling | channel: Real Estate and Housing, Travel
Looking for a change? From paying you for your smarts to just plain paying you, these six locations want you so much, they're willing to pay you to move.
by: Jennifer Holder | channel: Real Estate and Housing
Buying your first home is a big accomplishment, but it comes with a lot of responsibility. Take our quick quiz to find out if you're ready to take the plunge.
by: Mikey Rox | channel: Budgeting, Real Estate and Housing
The housing market is rebounding, and the buyer's market is ending. But should you rush to buy a home now? Read this article to help decide.
by: Michael Kling | channel: Financial News, Real Estate and Housing
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