Becoming a Homeowner

7 Things Home Buyers Want Most
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7 Things Home Buyers Want Most

Selling your house? These features are in demand.
November 21, 2016
4 Features to Look for in a Tiny Retirement Home
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4 Features to Look for in a Tiny Retirement Home

Certain design features can make tiny homes safer and more comfortable for downsizing retirees.
November 10, 2016
3 Features Home Buyers Look for the Most
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3 Features Home Buyers Look for the Most

Some things sell homes faster than others in today's market.
September 28, 2016
How to Keep Your Home Cool Without Going Broke
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How to Keep Your Home Cool Without Going Broke

The path to lower cooling bills starts with your thermostat.
July 28, 2016
Cut Your Homeowners Insurance Premiums With 1 Simple Step
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Cut Your Homeowners Insurance Premiums With 1 Simple Step

A higher deductible can reduce your rates by as much as 39%.
July 26, 2016
3 Reasons No One Wants to Buy Your House
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3 Reasons No One Wants to Buy Your House

It's not always the price that holds back buyers.
July 7, 2016
7 Reasons Your House Is Still on the Market
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7 Reasons Your House Is Still on the Market

You stuck a for-sale sign in the front yard but the offers aren’t rolling in. Here’s why.
June 27, 2016
7 Things You Must Know About Warranties on Appliances
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7 Things You Must Know About Warranties on Appliances

Should you pay for extended protection on your home appliances?
May 2, 2016
What $1 Million Buys You in Today's Housing Market
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What $1 Million Buys You in Today's Housing Market

If you're looking for evidence of an improving economy, look no further than the upper end of the U.S.
April 23, 2016
Refinancing Your Home May Still Make Sense
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Refinancing Your Home May Still Make Sense

Even a slightly lower rate could save you thousands of dollars a year.
February 26, 2016
5 Hidden Costs That Surprise First-Time Home Buyers
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5 Hidden Costs That Surprise First-Time Home Buyers

Make sure your budget is big enough to handle these unexpected expenses.
November 16, 2015
The Money Pit – Avoiding the Perils of Being House Poor
real estate

The Money Pit – Avoiding the Perils of Being House Poor

A good financial planner can help those in the residential real estate market to sort through their best available options. Here’s how.
September 18, 2015
The Smart Way to Make Extra Mortgage Payments
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The Smart Way to Make Extra Mortgage Payments

You can pay down your mortgage faster on your own without locking yourself into a set payment schedule.
July 6, 2015
Summer Camps That Teach Kids About Money
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Summer Camps That Teach Kids About Money

These camps offer lessons on the basics of personal finance.
June 26, 2015
How to Help Your Adult Kids Buy a Home
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How to Help Your Adult Kids Buy a Home

Whether you hand over cash or make a loan, lenders will expect you to dot your i’s and cross your t's.
April 6, 2015
Buy or Rent?
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Buy or Rent?

It's a good time to buy, but renting is better if you're not ready to stay put at least five years.
January 8, 2015
Tax Planning for Selling Your Home
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Tax Planning for Selling Your Home

Follow these simple guidelines to sell your home tax-free.
January 7, 2015