Becoming a Homeowner

Cash Home Buyers: New Services Offer Help Making All-Cash Offer
Becoming a Homeowner

Cash Home Buyers: New Services Offer Help Making All-Cash Offer

Some firms help home buyers make all-cash offers on homes. Weigh the fees before you sign on.
May 25, 2022
12 Cheapest Small Towns in America 2022
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12 Cheapest Small Towns in America 2022

Affordable small towns might not be for everyone, but their charms put them among the best places to live for plenty of folks.
May 25, 2022
The 25 Cheapest U.S. Cities to Live In
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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?
April 28, 2022
The 2022 Real Estate Market with Daniel Bortz
Becoming a Homeowner

The 2022 Real Estate Market with Daniel Bortz

Daniel Bortz doesn’t just write about home sales and housing prices – he’s been in the business. He’ll share insights about the real estate outlook fo…
March 23, 2022
13 Tax Breaks for Homeowners and Home Buyers
Tax Breaks

13 Tax Breaks for Homeowners and Home Buyers

Owning (or buying) a home is expensive. But at least there are some tax deductions, credits, and exclusions that can help you recoup some of those cos…
March 12, 2022

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Home Sale Prices in the 50 Largest Metro Areas
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Home Sale Prices in the 50 Largest Metro Areas

What’s happening in the market where you live?
February 25, 2022
How Much Will Home Prices Continue to Rise in 2022?
Becoming a Homeowner

How Much Will Home Prices Continue to Rise in 2022?

It’s still a seller’s market, but higher mortgage rates will slow the torrid price increases. Know how to be a smart buyer or seller in these conditio…
February 23, 2022
Conforming Mortgage Loan Limits for 2022 Rising
Becoming a Homeowner

Conforming Mortgage Loan Limits for 2022 Rising

For 2022, the standard conforming limit for single-unit properties is $647,200, up nearly $100,000 from the 2021 cap.
January 25, 2022
2 Clever Ways to Gift Your Home to Your Kids
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2 Clever Ways to Gift Your Home to Your Kids

Be sure to consider the taxes you'll owe if you want to give the family home to an adult child.
December 23, 2021
Time to Reshop Your Home and Auto Insurance
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Time to Reshop Your Home and Auto Insurance

Comparing prices on policies and bundling your coverage may save you money.
December 22, 2021
Changes Coming to Flood Insurance with Laura Lightbody
Becoming a Homeowner

Changes Coming to Flood Insurance with Laura Lightbody

The National Flood Insurance Program is getting an overhaul that could send your rates up (or down). We dig into what's changing with this coverage th…
November 19, 2021
Flood Insurance May Cost You More
Becoming a Homeowner

Flood Insurance May Cost You More

New national rating procedures will raise premiums for more than 3.8 million policyholders.
October 29, 2021
Negotiate a Better Deal
Smart Buying

Negotiate a Better Deal

For a price break on a number of products and services, all you have to do is ask. But first read up on tactics the experts use.
September 30, 2021
10 Things to Know About Hurricane Insurance Claims
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10 Things to Know About Hurricane Insurance Claims

Know what's covered, what isn't, and how to make the most of your policy if you need to file a claim.
August 30, 2021
How to Give a First-Time Home Buyer a Hand
Becoming a Homeowner

How to Give a First-Time Home Buyer a Hand

With home prices soaring, newbies may need financial help from their family. Here’s how to do it right.
July 30, 2021
Win in a Red-Hot Housing Market
Becoming a Homeowner

Win in a Red-Hot Housing Market

Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, these strategies will help you get the best deal.
July 30, 2021
Know the Rules for Renting Out Your Vacation Home
Becoming a Homeowner

Know the Rules for Renting Out Your Vacation Home

Make sure you understand when you must pay taxes on rental income you earn and when you can deduct expenses for the upkeep of the property.
June 30, 2021
COVID’s Silver Lining: A Calmer Life
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COVID’s Silver Lining: A Calmer Life

This family left the West Coast for a simpler lifestyle in a small Cape Cod town.
May 26, 2021
Is Your Home Insured Against Disaster? Better Check
Becoming a Homeowner

Is Your Home Insured Against Disaster? Better Check

Your insurance policy might leave you high and dry when things get wet (or hot, or shaky). We'll talk about making sure you're fully covered. Also, in…
May 18, 2021
Home Upgrades that Pay Off
Smart Buying

Home Upgrades that Pay Off

Some affordable renovations recoup most of their cost when you sell.
April 24, 2021
This Hot Housing Market with Daniel Bortz
Becoming a Homeowner

This Hot Housing Market with Daniel Bortz

Home sales and prices have been on a tear and are forecast to continue to rise in 2021. Whether you're hoping to sell, buy or refi, contributing write…
March 31, 2021
Tap Home Equity for Extra Income
Financial Planning

Tap Home Equity for Extra Income

Home is where the heart is, but it’s also a source of regular income for many retirees.
March 25, 2021
Protect Your Home From Nature's Wrath
Becoming a Homeowner

Protect Your Home From Nature's Wrath

Not all damage is covered by standard homeowners policies. Make sure you’re prepared before it’s too late.
March 4, 2021
Smart Ways to Cut Your Utility Bills
Tax Breaks

Smart Ways to Cut Your Utility Bills

Tax breaks and potentially lower home energy costs make these green projects worth a look.
February 24, 2021
Home Buyers Loving the Suburbs Again
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Home Buyers Loving the Suburbs Again

Urban condos found little love as telecommuting home buyers bid up prices far from city centers.
January 27, 2021
Analyst: Housing Market Will Stay Strong in 2021
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Analyst: Housing Market Will Stay Strong in 2021

But the pace of home sales could slow by the end of the year.
November 27, 2020