Home Financing
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Here’s How to Buy a House with Just $15,000 (Yes, Really) Real Estate
There are plenty of ways to buy a home with less than $20,000 in the bank.
Jan 17, 2022
This Is Where a Finance Pro Says to Stash Your Down Payment SavingsReal Estate
Not all savings accounts are created equal.
Jan 10, 2022
Here’s How My Home Warranty Is Saving Me Money — and Peace of MindReal Estate
In 5 years of homeownership.
Dec 14, 2021
The First Thing You Should Know About Inheriting Property from FamilyReal Estate
It can come with added stress.
Nov 21, 2021
The One Thing You Should Never Do If You’re Planning to Buy a HouseReal Estate
According to a mortgage lender.
Nov 8, 2021
4 Money Mistakes I’ve Made as a First-Time HomeownerReal Estate
Try to learn from my mistakes.
Nov 5, 2021
Seriously, Don't Buy a House with Only a Down Payment Saved, Warns One RedditorReal Estate
Closing costs (and more) will getcha.
Nov 3, 2021
6 Apps That’ll Make Saving for Your Down Payment a Little EasierReal Estate
Coming up with that cash is no small feat.
Oct 16, 2021
I Bought a House Without Having to Save Up for Years — Here’s How I Did ItReal Estate
And I didn't have to put 20 percent down.
Oct 10, 2021
The 5 Essential Things You Need to Know About Getting Pre-ApprovedReal Estate
Here are the ins and outs of securing a mortgage.
Oct 8, 2021
How the "Starve and Stack" Method of Saving Money Could Help You Buy a HouseReal Estate
It sounds like a radical new diet, and it sort of is.
Sep 30, 2021
7 Things That Can Affect How Much You Pay for Homeowners InsuranceReal Estate
Do you have a new roof? You might be able to snag a cheaper policy.
Sep 27, 2021
Hoping to Become a Homeowner Soon? Here’s What You Should Budget forReal Estate
Beyond your mortgage, that is.
Sep 24, 2021
Thinking of Putting Less Than 20 Percent Down on a House?Real Estate
Here are the pros and cons.
Sep 19, 2021
This Is the Credit Score You Really Need to Buy a HouseReal Estate
Your eligibility for a home loan depends on a few factors.
Sep 17, 2021
I Don’t Have “Buying a House During the Pandemic” FOMO — And That’s OkayReal Estate
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby… and a 30-year mortgage?
Sep 15, 2021
3 Mistakes People Make When Deciding Which Home Renovation Loan to Take Out Real Estate
Planning on some upgrades? Read this first.
Aug 23, 2021
5 Free Things You Can Do Today to Get Ready to Buy a Home Real Estate
Even if you can't afford one just yet.
Aug 15, 2021
9 Stats About This Wild Real Estate Market That May Make You Weep GentlyReal Estate
But there are some silver linings. Kind of.
Aug 13, 2021
3 Former House Flippers Reveal Why They Quit FlippingReal Estate
It's not all fun and dollar signs like on TV.
Aug 9, 2021
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 Best Investment Advice I Got From My Grandfather, a Landlord of 25+ YearsReal Estate
Though I know my grandparents came up in a different time, I've learned a lot about real estate investing from them.
Jun 25, 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 21, 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 14, 2021
Could a Gap in Employment Prevent You from Buying a Home?Real Estate
Mortgage lenders look at your job consistency.
Apr 20, 2021
Skip These 7 Home Projects — They Won’t Increase Your Resale ValueReal Estate
Here's how to avoid a poor return on investment.
Apr 17, 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 Divorce
According to realtors and divorcees.
Feb 16, 2021
This Is the Single Best Home Renovation to Improve Your Home's Value
And it's not in the backyard.
Feb 7, 2021
Mortgage "Points" Are the Money-Saving Trick You Should Know About
They might save you money.
Jan 24, 2021
3 Is the Magic Number When It Comes to Buying a House. Here's Why
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 Received
Here's what she wants you to know.
Dec 29, 2020
19 Free Homebuying Education Resources You Need to Bookmark
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 Renters
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
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 Mean
Have you heard of these financial terms?
Dec 11, 2020
6 Things Our Real Estate Editor Didn’t Expect to Learn in a Homebuyer Class
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 Idea
Until I realized the flexibility it gave me.
Nov 17, 2020
The $13 Amazon Buy That Solves Every Renter's Biggest Winter Problem
Keeping your rental warm throughout the season can be a challenge when you're at the whim of your building's management.
Oct 23, 2020
The 3 Best Real Estate Investing Apps for Beginners
Here's where to get started.
Oct 17, 2020
Thinking of Refinancing Your House? Do It ASAP to Avoid a New Fee
The new “Adverse Market Refinance Fee” is about to make taking out a mortgage a little more expensive.
Oct 14, 2020
This Surprising Financial Maneuver Can Help You Buy a Second Home
Here's what you need to know.
Oct 7, 2020
Some Real Estate Companies Will Front $15K to Help You Renovate Your House
Care for an interest-free loan?
Sep 27, 2020
Wire Fraud Is the Scary Real Estate Scam Everyone Should Be Talking About
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 ASAP
Sometimes you need time on your side.
Sep 23, 2020
4 Foolproof Ways to Come Out on Top in a 2020 Bidding War
Being independently wealthy isn't required.
Sep 21, 2020
4 Special Loans That Allow You to Put Less Than 10 Percent Down on a House
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 Home
What is a notary signing agent, anyway?
Sep 6, 2020
The Hidden Renovation That Will Increase Your Home’s Resale Value
And add some square footage.
Sep 1, 2020
4 Surprising Things You May Not Know About Getting Home Insurance
An insurance expert shares misconceptions.
Aug 10, 2020