I Was Able to Buy a Home Because: I Borrowed from an Unexpected Source
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If you're in the 63% who doesn't own property, you may be interested in hearing from fellow millennials who accomplished the seemingly impossible. Here's Ashley Coleman's story:
3 Things You're Forgetting to Pay Attention to When You're Shopping for a Home (And 3 to Ignore)
A few things to watch for, as well as the ones you shouldn't sweat.
The Best Real Estate Advice for Couples, According to Divorce Attorneys
2 days ago
Because life is full of plot twists—and because divorce rates are around 40 to 50 percent in the United States—it’s important to take some precautions with real estate.
4 Things to Avoid Doing If You're Trying to Buy a House Sometime Soon
Jan 17, 2019
Most first-time home buyers know not to take out a bunch of new debt, quit their job, or ignore their bill due-dates—but experts say these four things should also be top of mind.
Millennials Are Losing Faith in the American Dream—Here's Why
Jan 10, 2019
In 2015, 80 percent of American millennials said homeownership was part of their "American dream." This year, this number has dropped to just 71 percent.
In "Hell Yeah" News: More Single Women Own Homes Than Single Men
Jan 8, 2019
Sisters are doing it for themselves—and building equity while they do it!
Almost Half of Millennial Renters Aren't Saving for This Important Purchase
Jan 6, 2019
A new year is a great time to set resolutions (obviously), and if you've resolved to graduate from rental life to owner life, you're going to want to set some savings goals ASAP.
The Super Important Home Factor You're Probably Not Considering
Jan 6, 2019
You can remodel a kitchen, but you can't change this.
Experts Predict 2019 Real Estate Will Be a Buyer's Market (Finally!)
Jan 5, 2019
The factors causing this change isn't necessarily news to potential homeowners, per se, but what is news? The market is finally ready to respond.
Homeowners Say These Are Their 5 Biggest Pet Peeves
Jan 4, 2019
What keeps current homes from being defined as "dream homes?" Here's what a recent survey found.
7 Books Experts Say Every Potential Homeowner Should Read
Dec 23, 2018
If you’re planning to buy your first home, you should pick up a guide (or two) to help you get started on thinking about what homeownership really means.
10 Real Estate Terms Experts Say Every Millennial Should Know
Dec 21, 2018
That real estate industry has its own language of professional jargon that may sound like Greek to a real estate newbie. Here's what you need to know going in.
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The Real Difference Between Rent and a Mortgage Isn't What You Think
Dec 16, 2018
It isn't just dollars.
7 Things You Should Never Do When You’re Negotiating a House Price
Dec 13, 2018
Moral of the story: A trusted real estate agent knows the market best and is a good team captain to let lead the negotiating process.
Experts Say These 5 Real Estate Tips Are Now Totally Outdated
Dec 8, 2018
Like lots of things in life (including yourself!), the real estate world keeps rapidly evolving. Here, 5 things experts say to take with a grain of salt.
9 Signs You're Ready to Stop Renting and Buy Your First Place
Nov 29, 2018
Being able to buy a home is a big part of what we're sold as "The American Dream," but it's not for everyone.
6 Things You Never Knew Your Real Estate Agent Could Do for You
Nov 27, 2018
Your real estate agent does so much more than just meet you at open houses or negotiate on your behalf.
3 Expert-Approved Reasons You Should Add "New Home" to Your Holiday Shopping List
Nov 24, 2018
It may seem counterintuitive since it’s actually a slower time of year and there may be fewer houses on the market, but the holiday season might actually be the ideal time buy.
The Best State for Young Homeowners, According to Statistics
Nov 22, 2018
A new report from LendingTree ranked America’s metropolitan areas by average age of homeowner, and not surprisingly, it’s not necessarily in the coolest millennial cities.
5 Things Your Real Estate Broker Won't Tell You
Nov 20, 2018
A great broker winds up acting as your best friend, your mom and your therapist all in one.
Here's Who Gets the House When an Unmarried Couple Breaks Up
Nov 17, 2018
I asked some experts about the smart way to buy a house with partner—both financially and emotionally—if you're not married. Here's what they said.
5 "Luxury" Home Upgrades That End Up Being Totally Annoying
Nov 14, 2018
We asked the experts for five add-ons that you may think are a good investment but aren't at all—some may just surprise you.
7 Things New Homeowners Should Never, Ever Apologize For
Oct 30, 2018
Who cares if the wall is crooked and the kitchen is in disarray--they're yours.
4 Smart Home Secrets to Steal from Famous Houses
Oct 30, 2018
While you may not have people touring your home daily, you still probably want to keep it functional. And who better to give tips than those maintaining some iconic homes?
What You Need to Know Before Signing a Rent-to-Own Lease
Oct 25, 2018
Like many too-good-to-be-true scenarios, rent-to-own leases come with a fair share of risks to consider. Here's what you should know before you sign.
New UltraFICO Credit Score Factors in How You Manage Cash
Oct 24, 2018
FICO, which is the most widely used credit score, announced that beginning in 2019, it will test a new model that takes consumer's money management skills into account
Why 20% of Workers Will Have Trouble Getting a Mortgage
Oct 17, 2018
On top of the already tough path to homeownership, an increasingly gig-based job market is just another hurdle millennials are facing.
How I Bought a Home on My $37K Teacher’s Salary
Oct 13, 2018
I know my story may sound like everything just clicked into place, but I think that the biggest factor was that I was knowledgeable enough about real estate to play the game.
Why I Let Our Seller Back Out—Right Before We Closed
Oct 13, 2018
There are a multitude of reasons why people don’t make it to move-in day after an offer is accepted. But one issue you usually don’t hear about? The seller backing out.
50% of Homeowners Bought Their First Home by This Age
Oct 11, 2018
We asked experts to lend their best advice for syncing up your finances with your home-buying timeline. Here are the money moves you should be making.
I Wrote an Offer Letter That Beat 6 Other Bids—Here's What I Did
Oct 10, 2018
Writing a heartfelt, sincere offer letter could help you sway a buyer. It doesn't need to be verbose or beautifully written. It just needs to be honest.
7 Red Flags Experts Say to Watch Out For in Home Listings
Oct 6, 2018
Some listings look better on the MLS than they are IRL, but you can cut through the clutter if you know what to ignore.
7 Things That Should Be In Every New Homeowner’s Manual
Oct 5, 2018
Combining my experience with the help of home maintenance experts, I’ve gathered some ideas I think would be worthy of being in a first-time homeowner’s manual.
How Student Loans Couldn't Stop Me from Buying a Home at 25
Sep 30, 2018
As the expiration date for our lease drew near, we decided that venturing into buying territory would make sense, but only if we found the right place.
Experts Reveal the 10 Big Mistakes First-Time Homebuyers Make
Sep 29, 2018
In fact, 68 percent of Millennial homeowners said they felt buyer's remorse after purchasing their home, according to a Bank of the West study published in July.
3 Things You Should Never Do During Your Inspection Period
Sep 26, 2018
Read over these missteps, as well as what you ought to do instead, so that you can handle your inspections with a sense of confidence.
What’s the Difference Between Agents, Brokers, and Realtors?
Sep 22, 2018
While an agent, a broker, and a Realtor will all help you buy or sell a home, these terms are not synonyms and do mean different things.
The Most Realistic HGTV Shows, According to Real Estate Pros
Sep 21, 2018
While none of the shows are totally accurate, some are more lifelike than others
8 People You Need When Buying a Home, According to Experts
Sep 20, 2018
If you know what to look for from the beginning, the road to homeownership ends up being much easier.
3 Things You Can't Forget to Do on Your Final Walk-Through
Sep 19, 2018
Since it’s so close to the finish line, many first-time buyers have a tendency to try and rush a final walk-through or not take it as seriously as they should.
The Real Answer to "Does This Come With the House?"
Sep 12, 2018
If you’ve ever looked at a house for sale and thought to yourself, “That is an incredible artwork,” then you’ll be happy to know, if you play your cards right, it can be yours.
5 Signs You Can Save Money on Your Dream Home
Sep 11, 2018
We asked experts to weigh in on some indications that you can flex your negotiation muscles and get a really good deal.
Want A Big Yard? Move Here
Sep 6, 2018
According to a new analysis from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), yards are growing smaller and smaller every year.