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8 Signs You're Paying Too Much for Your Mortgage

Learning signs that you're paying too much for your mortgage
If home sweet home is sapping your savings, you're likely paying too much for your mortgage.

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7 Ways to Vet Your Mortgage Lender

A mortgage is one of the biggest financial moves you'll ever make. It pays to be picky with your lender.

How to Fight Back Against Mortgage Discrimination

Several big banks have been accused of unfairly lending to minority borrowers. Here's how to see if your lender is playing fair.

Best Money Tips: These Cities and States Will Pay You to Move There

Today we found articles on places that will pay you to move there, expensive things that are not worth the extra cost, and things that a neuroscientist says will make you happier.

How Long Does It Really Take to Close on a House?

You may be ready to move in to your new place, but closing can take its sweet time. Here's what you can expect.

5 Surprises When Downsizing to a Condo

Condo living is a common way to downsize. But for homeowners making the leap, it comes with a few surprises you may not expect.

Best Money Tips: Turning Your Home Into an Investment

Today we found articles on how to turn your home into an investment, how to choose the right accountability partner, and a guide to finding land for your tiny house.

5 Signs You're Ready to Sell Your House

The housing market is red-hot. But are you truly ready to sell?

How to Negotiate Your Rent

A rent hike may have you packing your bags, but if you don't want to move, it's time to haggle.

6 Ways to Get Financially Fit for Homebuying Season

Ready to take the plunge on your dream home? Before you hit the housing market, do a little financial fine-tuning of your own.

5 Home Renovations That Will Attract Pet Owners

If you're planning on selling your home, consider some pet friendly upgrades. Buyers with fur babies will notice -- and might get off the fence about making an offer.

How to Research a Home's Location Before You Buy

Finding the perfect home is all about location, location, location. Here's how you can get the scoop on your potential new neighborhood.

4 Money Moves to Make After You Pay Off Your Mortgage

You own your home free and clear; congrats! Once you're done celebrating, it's time to make some smart post-mortgage money moves.

Best Money Tips: How to Choose the Right Fixer-Upper

Today we found articles on how to choose the right fixer-upper, tips to start a vegetable and herb garden, and cities where you can live abroad in luxury.

How to Learn About Your Home's History

Home is where the heart is — and it has a history all its own. Here's how you can learn all about your new abode.

5 Ways to Handle Big City Rents

Big city life comes with big city costs. Here's how you can shave dollars off an apartment rental.

7 Added Costs That Come With a Bigger House

Bigger isn't always better, but when it comes to houses, it's usually more expensive.

7 Worst Reasons NOT to Buy a House

If you're avoiding homeownership, make sure it's not for one of these not-so-great reasons.

8 Questions to Ask Contractors Before Hiring One

You're eager to start that home remodel, but don't skip out on grilling your contractor first.

What Happens to Your Apartment When Your Landlord Gets the Boot

If your landlord is in foreclosure, keep a cool head. Here's what you can expect to happen to your rental.

7 Questions to Ask Before Moving Out of State

Whether you want a change of jobs or a change of scenery, moving across the country is not a step to be taken lightly.