real estate

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
Is This the Year to Lower Your Taxes While Helping the Environment?
real estate investing

Is This the Year to Lower Your Taxes While Helping the Environment?

Going solar, whether for your home or for a commercial project, can bring along with it powerful tax credits for the next several years.
January 22, 2022
The Problem With Today’s Hot Real Estate Investment Market
real estate investing

The Problem With Today’s Hot Real Estate Investment Market

With prices this high, it’s tempting to cash out of a real estate investment right now. But if you want to do a 1031 exchange to avoid a tax hit, you …
January 14, 2022
2 Clever Ways to Gift Your Home to Your Kids
buying a home

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
Kiplinger’s Best Firms for Customer Service: Banks, Credit Cards and More
banking

Kiplinger’s Best Firms for Customer Service: Banks, Credit Cards and More

We evaluated major banks, credit card issuers, mortgage lenders, and home and auto insurers to see how well they treat their clients.
December 21, 2021

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Homebuilder Stocks Get a Pandemic Boost
Becoming an Investor

Homebuilder Stocks Get a Pandemic Boost

As COVID shifts to an endemic, housing stocks could get a lift should Americans move to homes with more space and amenities.
December 20, 2021
The 10 Most Tax-Friendly States for Middle-Class Families
state tax

The 10 Most Tax-Friendly States for Middle-Class Families

If you're thinking about changing jobs and moving to a different state, you could save big bucks by relocating to one of these states where the tax bi…
November 19, 2021
Qualified Opportunity Zone Investing 101
real estate investing

Qualified Opportunity Zone Investing 101

This type of real estate investing offers significant tax breaks on capital gains for the right investors. Could that be you? Check out this case stud…
November 18, 2021
Minimizing Taxes When You Inherit Money
Financial Planning

Minimizing Taxes When You Inherit Money

Some inherited assets are tax-friendly, but under new rules, others come with a hefty tax bill. We help you get the most out of a legacy.
October 29, 2021
Airbnb Host Tells What It's Like
Business Costs & Regulation

Airbnb Host Tells What It's Like

This Denver pharmacist began booking her ski condo a few months after the pandemic hit.
October 28, 2021
How Snowbirds Can Be Taxed as Florida Residents
retirement

How Snowbirds Can Be Taxed as Florida Residents

If you live in a high-tax state during the summer but winter in Florida, you can save big bucks by establishing residency in the Sunshine State.
October 25, 2021
15 U.S. Cities With the Highest Average Home Prices
real estate

15 U.S. Cities With the Highest Average Home Prices

Home prices have rocketed higher across most of the country, but housing costs are acutely painful in these 15 U.S. cities.
October 20, 2021
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 13, 2021
11 Reasons You Don't Want to Retire in Florida
retirement

11 Reasons You Don't Want to Retire in Florida

An overabundance of boomers, critters, sweat and weirdness. Welcome to the dark side of the Sunshine State.
October 6, 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
First Apartment Checklist: Make the Most of Your Search
Brandon Copeland

First Apartment Checklist: Make the Most of Your Search

Atlanta Falcons linebacker and Kiplinger contributing editor Brandon Copeland discusses key factors to consider when searching for an apartment.
September 28, 2021
Why You Shouldn’t Rush to Buy a House Right Now
buying a home

Why You Shouldn’t Rush to Buy a House Right Now

Super low mortgage rates alone aren’t a good reason to buy a home. Before you jump into the housing market, carefully consider these five factors.
September 25, 2021
11 Best Things to Keep in a Safe Deposit Box
savings

11 Best Things to Keep in a Safe Deposit Box

These valuables and documents, along with some items you hold dear, should be stored securely at your bank.
September 25, 2021
Once the Pandemic Recedes, Where Will the Real Estate Investment Opportunities Be?
real estate investing

Once the Pandemic Recedes, Where Will the Real Estate Investment Opportunities Be?

Some sectors of real estate are emerging from the pandemic in much better shape than others. Investors thinking about real estate need to know where t…
September 14, 2021
After Surfside Collapse, 6 Crucial Steps Every Condo Board Should Take Today
real estate

After Surfside Collapse, 6 Crucial Steps Every Condo Board Should Take Today

If you manage a high-rise condo, you have got to be on the ball, because lives could be at stake. To protect your residents (and yourself, as a fiduci…
September 6, 2021
How 2 Physicians Built Retirement Wealth in Real Estate Through a 1031 Exchange
real estate investing

How 2 Physicians Built Retirement Wealth in Real Estate Through a 1031 Exchange

A brother-sister team amassed millions in rental properties, but when life got too busy, they were shocked at the tax bill they’d owe if they sold. Th…
September 3, 2021
10 Things to Know About Hurricane Insurance Claims
Becoming a Homeowner

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
Could Surfside Happen to You? What Concerned Condo Owners Should Do Now
real estate

Could Surfside Happen to You? What Concerned Condo Owners Should Do Now

If you live in a high-rise condo, you can – and should – take an active role in protecting yourself and your investment. Here are five steps that coul…
August 26, 2021
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…
August 12, 2021
7 Essential Steps to Getting Your House Ready to Sell
selling a home

7 Essential Steps to Getting Your House Ready to Sell

Here's how to boost your home’s sale price and attract buyers in the digital age.
August 5, 2021
15 Home Features Today's Buyers Want Most
home

15 Home Features Today's Buyers Want Most

Thinking about selling your house? Here are 15 home features potential buyers are coveting right now.
August 2, 2021