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What is a “TIC” in Real Estate? Real Estate
Here's what to know about the term.
Jul 31, 2021
4 Common Types of Mortgages — and the Differences Between ThemReal Estate
There are plenty of options available for potential homebuyers.
Jul 28, 2021
Don't Worry, You Didn't Miss Out on the Great Homebuying Frenzy of 2020Real Estate
There's still hope for first-time buyers.
Jul 26, 2021
The Huge Homebuying Hurdle Nobody Is Talking AboutReal Estate
And it's not a down payment.
Jun 15, 2021
The Risky Real Estate Trend You Should Be on the Lookout ForReal Estate
Here's what you need to know about home equity shares.
May 25, 2021
The Best Credit Cards to Get After Buying a New HouseReal Estate
According to personal finance experts.
May 22, 2021
5 Reasons a Home Falls Out of Contract — and How To Swoop in to Get ItReal Estate
It might just be your lucky break in today’s ultra-competitive market.
May 21, 2021
4 Good Reasons You Don't Need to Save for a 20 Percent Down PaymentReal Estate
It's no longer the magic number for homeownership.
May 5, 2021
5 Places Where It’s Not Overly Expensive to Buy a Vacation HomeReal Estate
Here are the best spots to invest in.
Apr 25, 2021
You Can Get a Mortgage at Costco, Because of Course You CanReal Estate
Meet the “​The Mortgage Program for Costco Members,” a benefit that’s been around since 2011.
Apr 21, 2021
Could a Gap in Employment Prevent You from Buying a Home?Real Estate
Mortgage lenders look at your job consistency.
Apr 20, 2021
The New Mortgage Requirement That First-Time Buyers Should Know AboutReal Estate
It's thanks in part to the pandemic.
Apr 16, 2021
It’s Never Been Easier to Buy or Sell a House Online. But Should You?Real Estate
Here's what to know about iBuying, virtual tours, and more.
Mar 25, 2021
7 Websites and Apps to Check Out If You’re Shopping for a MortgageReal Estate
They might help simplify your homebuying process.
Mar 20, 2021
How a “Rent Back” Could Help You Win the Bid on Your Dream HouseReal Estate
It's a newly popular offering in today's hot market.
Mar 13, 2021
5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Make Extra Payments on Your MortgageReal Estate
It's not always in your best interest.
Mar 9, 2021
5 Money Mistakes First-Time Homebuyers Make, According to ExpertsReal Estate
Don't spend too much too soon.
Mar 4, 2021
This Is the First Person You Should Call If You Want to Buy a HouseReal Estate
And it's not a real estate agent.
Mar 2, 2021
What Property Taxes Will Cost You in Every StateReal Estate
They can be a huge expense that homebuyers forget about.
Feb 25, 2021
You May Be Able to Skip Mortgage Payments — Here's What to KnowReal Estate
Ask these four questions before you opt out of paying.
Feb 22, 2021
This Mortgage Is for People Who Don’t Qualify for Traditional Home LoansReal Estate
Have you heard of wraparound mortgages?
Feb 22, 2021
Heed These Warnings from Real Estate Agents Before Adding This Mortgage FeatureReal Estate
Balloon payments aren't a cause for celebration.
Feb 17, 2021
4 Things to Know About Buying a House After a DivorceReal Estate
According to realtors and divorcees.
Feb 16, 2021
This Is the Single Best Home Renovation to Improve Your Home's Value Real Estate
And it's not in the backyard.
Feb 7, 2021
Mortgage "Points" Are the Money-Saving Trick You Should Know AboutReal Estate
They might save you money.
Jan 24, 2021
3 Is the Magic Number When It Comes to Buying a House. Here's WhyReal Estate
The oft-repeated number makes remembering these home buying tips a cinch.
Jan 18, 2021
HGTV Star Egypt Sherrod on Flipping Homes—and the Best Advice She's ReceivedReal Estate
Here's what she wants you to know.
Dec 29, 2020
19 Free Homebuying Education Resources You Need to BookmarkReal Estate
There's a whole lot for prospective homeowners to become familiar with.
Dec 27, 2020
What the Lack of a Real Estate Off Season Means for Buyers, Sellers, and RentersReal Estate
This year has been unprecedented in so many ways, and the real estate market is no exception.
Dec 23, 2020
4 Ways to Save Money on Your Mortgage, According to Finance Experts Real Estate
Here's how to lower your monthly payment.
Dec 22, 2020
6 Words You Won’t Know Until You Buy a House—and What They MeanReal Estate
Have you heard of these financial terms?
Dec 11, 2020
6 Things Our Real Estate Editor Didn’t Expect to Learn in a Homebuyer ClassReal Estate
There's a lot to know about mortgage loans, closing costs, escrow, and all that jazz.
Nov 18, 2020
I Just Extended My Mortgage by 24 Years, Even Though It Seemed Like a Bad IdeaReal Estate
Until I realized the flexibility it gave me.
Nov 17, 2020
37 of the Most Clever Tips Real Estate Agents Have Shared With UsReal Estate
From home buying and selling to staging and curb appeal.
Nov 11, 2020
The 3 Best Real Estate Investing Apps for BeginnersReal Estate
Here's where to get started.
Oct 17, 2020
Thinking of Refinancing Your House? Do It ASAP to Avoid a New FeeReal Estate
The new “Adverse Market Refinance Fee” is about to make taking out a mortgage a little more expensive.
Oct 14, 2020
Wire Fraud Is the Scary Real Estate Scam Everyone Should Be Talking AboutReal Estate
This cybercrime can occur anytime someone is “wiring” money, or transferring it electronically to another person.
Sep 23, 2020
6 Expert-Approved Tips for Closing on Your Home ASAPReal Estate
Sometimes you need time on your side.
Sep 23, 2020
4 Foolproof Ways to Come Out on Top in a 2020 Bidding WarReal Estate
Being independently wealthy isn't required.
Sep 21, 2020
4 Special Loans That Allow You to Put Less Than 10 Percent Down on a HouseReal Estate
There's no need to save for the traditional 20 percent down payment.
Sep 21, 2020
5 Things I Had to Google While Refinancing My HomeReal Estate
What is a notary signing agent, anyway?
Sep 6, 2020
The Hidden Renovation That Will Increase Your Home’s Resale ValueReal Estate
And add some square footage.
Sep 2, 2020
4 Surprising Things You May Not Know About Getting Home Insurance
An insurance expert shares misconceptions.
Aug 10, 2020
3 Builder-Grade Things That Aren’t Worth Paying to Update After Buying a House
How do you know what’s worth it to update? A couple of experts are here to help.
Jul 12, 2020
Being Transparent About Where You Got Money to Buy a House Is a Good Thing
When a co-worker is able to buy a home, you're probably curious as to how the heck they did it.
Jul 7, 2020
4 Important Things to Know About Buying and Selling a Home at the Same Time
It's no walk in the park.
Jul 3, 2020
Skip These 7 Home Projects — They Won’t Increase Your Resale Value
Here's how to avoid a poor return on investment.
Jun 25, 2020
3 Things to Do If 2020 Crushed Your Homebuying Dreams
Here's how to regroup.
Jun 20, 2020
Refinancing During the Pandemic Can Save You Over $700 a Year
Here's what's changed about the process.
May 27, 2020
6 Things That Can Bring Your Closing to a Grinding Halt
From final walkthroughs to contingency clauses.
May 24, 2020
Why Student Loans Don’t Have to Stop You From Buying a Home
Here's how to make it happen.
May 21, 2020
I Closed on a Brooklyn Co-Op During the Pandemic
No amount of planning could have prepared me for it.
May 19, 2020
The Surprising Thing You May Not Know About FHA Loans
There's more to know beyond their low down payments.
May 9, 2020
9 Things Experts Say Are Worth Extra Money for Your Bathroom
Heated floors, anyone?
Apr 20, 2020
I Used a HELOC for My Fixer-Upper and It Was Great—for a Little While
Here's home equity lines of credit work.
Mar 25, 2020
This Is The Expense I Never Saw Coming As a First-Time Homeowner
Here's how to budget for it.
Mar 23, 2020
Why You Should—and Shouldn’t—Refinance Right Now, According to Experts
Here's the lowdown on interest rates.
Mar 20, 2020
3 Ways to Recession-Proof Your Home, According to Experts
Here’s what you should be doing right now to protect your house.
Mar 12, 2020
4 Home Improvement Projects That'll Double Your Tax Refund
Get the most bang for your buck by focusing on these updates.
Mar 8, 2020
The 5 Worst Pieces of Mortgage Advice One Real Estate Agent Has Ever Heard
Mortgages are already confusing without all the conflicting advice.
Feb 26, 2020
The 5 Best Pieces of Mortgage Advice One Real Estate Agent Has Ever Heard
Hold your horses on a career change, for one.
Feb 20, 2020
6 Debt-Free Strategies that Financial Advisors Won’t Tell You For Free
There are experts out there advising paying clients every day, sharing only the best, most proven options for saving money and tackling debt.
Feb 8, 2020
Thinking of Using your Tax Return for a Down Payment? Read This First
Two finance pros share the questions you should be asking yourself before you decide.
Feb 2, 2020
31 Money-Saving Tips to Conquer Your Financial Goals This Month
Budget better, one day at a time.
Jan 14, 2020