A vacation home is a lifetime dream. For retirees, living the dream comes with an extra dose of reality.
No one ever thinks they'll need to break their lease — but things happen. Avoid legal — and financial — pitfalls by handling it smartly.
You dream of kissing the renters' life goodbye, but not so fast. You might not be ready to be a homeowner just yet.
Nobody likes moving, and nobody likes paying for it either. You can make the day go easier — with less damage to your stuff — by spending wisely.
New homeownership comes with more new terms and phrases than one can keep up with. Don't be embarrassed to ask these questions!
If you're a total newbie to the housing market, a home appraisal is your ticket to paying a fair price.
With home prices appreciating nicely these days, you may be tempted to invest in residential real estate. Here's what you need to know.
It's hard enough finding a place to rent in a tough market without having to answer a bunch of probing questions. Happily, you don't have to.
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.
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