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The 25 Cheapest U.S. Cities to Live In
places to live 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?
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The 10 "Real" Richest Counties in the U.S.
real estate People living in the richest counties in America enjoy high incomes without the heavy cost pressures that usually come with them.
The "Real" Cost of Buying a Home
Brandon Copeland Atlanta Falcons linebacker and Kiplinger contributing editor Brandon Copeland discusses the laundry list of extra costs involved in buying a home.
By Brandon Copeland • Published
15 Home Features Today's Buyers Want Most
home Thinking about selling your house? Here are 15 home features potential buyers are coveting right now.
By Patricia Mertz Esswein • Last updated
Win in a Red-Hot Housing Market
Becoming a Homeowner Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, these strategies will help you get the best deal.
By Daniel Bortz • Last updated
How to Give a First-Time Home Buyer a Hand
Becoming a Homeowner With home prices soaring, newbies may need financial help from their family. Here’s how to do it right.
By Rivan V. Stinson • Last updated
26 Things Home Buyers Will Hate About Your House
real estate As a home seller, you don't want to let the small -- or big -- fixes around your house that have added up over the years sabotage your bottom line during a resale.
By Patricia Mertz Esswein • Published
58-Year-Old Landlord Says Goodbye to Tenants
Tax Breaks How Delaware Statutory Trusts (DSTs) are helping retirees find time and freedom. Here's one couple’s story of gaining their freedom by quitting the landlord biz – without paying a massive tax bill.
By Daniel Goodwin • Last updated
Red-Hot Housing Market Today Could Burn Real Estate Professionals Tomorrow
real estate investing Yes, real estate is hot right now, and agents and investors are flush with cash. It’s time for real estate professionals to diversify their finances, or face the consequences when things finally cool down.
By Lisa Brown, CFP®, CIMA® • Last updated
Are 1031 Exchanges Right for Me?
real estate investing There’s a possibility the tax-deferral benefit of such property exchanges could end for some high-net-worth real estate investors, so that could speed up some property owners’ decisions.
By Casey Robinson, CFP • Last updated
10 Big U.S. Cities With the Cheapest Apartment Rents
places to live Housing prices are on the rise nationwide, but these big U.S. cities remain affordable thanks to their dirt-cheap rents.
By Dan Burrows • Last updated