Becoming a Homeowner

The 25 Cheapest U.S. Cities to Live In
places to live

The 25 Cheapest U.S. Cities to Live In

Take a look at our list of American cities with the lowest costs of living. Is one of the cheapest cities in the U.S. right for you?
October 1, 2020
25 Small Towns With Big Millionaire Populations
investing

25 Small Towns With Big Millionaire Populations

Large concentrations of high-net-worth households are found in surprising locales across the U.S. Check out the latest list of American small towns te…
September 15, 2020
12 Cheapest Small Towns in America 2020
real estate

12 Cheapest Small Towns in America 2020

Affordable small towns aren't necessarily the best places to live for everyone, but each cheap small town on our list has its charms.
August 6, 2020
5 Great Places to Buy a Vacation Home
buying a home

5 Great Places to Buy a Vacation Home

With remote work on the rise, more people are looking for a permanent getaway.
July 30, 2020
Timely Reasons to Buy a Vacation Home
Smart Buying

Timely Reasons to Buy a Vacation Home

With remote work on the rise, more people are looking for a permanent getaway.
July 30, 2020

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Low Interest Rates Reduce the Cost of Mortgages
real estate

Low Interest Rates Reduce the Cost of Mortgages

Interest rate reductions triggered by the coronavirus crisis can create money-saving opportunities for mortgage shoppers.
March 26, 2020
How to Protect Your Home From Deed Theft
home

How to Protect Your Home From Deed Theft

You don’t need to pay a company to protect you from criminals who put their names on your home title. You can protect yourself for free with these ste…
June 27, 2019
11 Reasons You Need Umbrella Insurance Right Now
insurance

11 Reasons You Need Umbrella Insurance Right Now

An umbrella insurance policy can protect your assets and future earnings from expensive lawsuits.
April 18, 2019
9 Ways to Get Extra Cash From Your House
real estate

9 Ways to Get Extra Cash From Your House

If you're a homeowner looking to rake in some extra money, whether to fund a much-needed renovation or to afford a much-needed dream vacation, don't d…
April 2, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About Living in a Tiny Home
home

10 Things You Didn't Know About Living in a Tiny Home

It's a lazy weekend and you’re plunked down on the couch channel surfing.
January 22, 2019
3 Types of Home-Related Insurance to Consider
insurance

3 Types of Home-Related Insurance to Consider

Do some research to find out what you'll need for your home.
January 3, 2019
Home Buyers, What $300,000 Buys in 21 Big Cities Across the U.S.
real estate

Home Buyers, What $300,000 Buys in 21 Big Cities Across the U.S.

The national median sales price for existing single-family homes hit $269,000 in the second quarter of this year, according to the National Associatio…
October 15, 2018
Capital
business

Capital

In a rapidly gentrifying London neighborhood, owning property “was like being in the casino in which you were guaranteed to be a winner.” Still, the h…
July 9, 2018
Getting Affordable Flood Insurance
insurance

Getting Affordable Flood Insurance

Even if your mortgage company doesn’t require you to get flood insurance, it can be worthwhile to protect against the risk.
May 11, 2018
10 Great Tiny Homes for Retirees
home

10 Great Tiny Homes for Retirees

For retirees looking to undergo extreme downsizing, a tiny home might be the answer.
March 6, 2018
Holiday Disasters: What Does Homeowners Insurance Cover?
insurance

Holiday Disasters: What Does Homeowners Insurance Cover?

If you've ever watched "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation," you probably laughed as one disaster after another wreaked havoc on the Griswold famil…
December 5, 2017
Home Buying for Dummies
real estate

Home Buying for Dummies

This book was a big help to me as a first-time home buyer in my early 30s a few years ago.
August 25, 2017
What You Need to Know About Homeowners Insurance in Hurricane-Prone States
real estate

What You Need to Know About Homeowners Insurance in Hurricane-Prone States

Policies can be prohibitively expensive in areas susceptible to hurricanes, but home buyers can take steps to make sure they’re not overwhelmed by the…
August 16, 2017
Deducting Mortgage Interest on a Vacation Home
home

Deducting Mortgage Interest on a Vacation Home

You may be able to write off all mortgage interest on a second home if you’re not renting it out for extended periods.
August 9, 2017
Ways to Protect Borrowers From Predatory Home Lending
real estate

Ways to Protect Borrowers From Predatory Home Lending

Land contracts drain low-income communities of resources.
July 21, 2017
3 Cities You Probably Can't Afford to Live In
real estate

3 Cities You Probably Can't Afford to Live In

High cost of living puts these places out of reach for most would-be homebuyers and renters.
June 22, 2017
Tax Tip for Your 2016 Return: Write Off Home Refinancing Points
taxes

Tax Tip for Your 2016 Return: Write Off Home Refinancing Points

Get a tax break when you refinance your mortgage.
January 6, 2017
Tax Planning for Owning a Second Home
home

Tax Planning for Owning a Second Home

Learn how mortgage interest, property taxes, rental property and tax-free profit affects your tax return.
December 14, 2016
Mortgage Outlook: Mostly Good News
real estate

Mortgage Outlook: Mostly Good News

Interest rates could rise, but down payments are manageable.
December 7, 2016
7 Things Home Buyers Want Most
real estate

7 Things Home Buyers Want Most

Selling your house? These features are in demand.
November 21, 2016