Are These The Best Outdoorsy Places to Live on a Budget?Real Estate
Staying fit and finding that ever-elusive work/life balance shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg, so one real estate website set out to find the best outdoorsy cities in America that are still affordable for active citizens. Realtor.com recently released this top five list of active places where the average American can still actually afford to live and be close to natural wonders and outdoor living attractions but without going above the median home price.
Oct 3, 2023
You Could Save Money by "Recasting" Your MortgageReal Estate
Real estate finance experts explain how it works.
Sep 24, 2023
Here's What a "Cash Offer" Means (No, It's Not a Money-Filled Briefcase)
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Nor is it a burlap sack full of dollar bills.
Sep 20, 2023
5 Details You Should Really Pay Attention to in HOA Contracts
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Don’t overlook them.
Aug 16, 2023
Here’s How Property Taxes Work — And How to Budget for IncreasesReal Estate
According to real estate finance experts.
Jun 10, 2023
4 Projects That Won't Increase Resale ValueReal Estate
According to a Florida real estate agent.
Jun 4, 2023
Cash-Strapped Buyers Are Investing in “Second Homes” FirstReal Estate
Here are 5 things to know before you try it.
Mar 28, 2023
Cash Apps Can Be Dangerous for Paying Rent — Here Are 5 Tips for Doing It SafelyReal Estate
A simple mistake can make your rent payment disappear, according to a cybersecurity expert.
Mar 22, 2023
3 Things to Splurge on If You’re Selling Your Home — And 2 to Skip Real Estate
You’re going to want to save your money on new hardwoods and invest it elsewhere.
Mar 14, 2023
5 Unorthodox (Or Genius?) Ways These 5 Homebuyers Saved for a Down PaymentReal Estate
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
Mar 8, 2023
These 4 People Bought Their Homes for Below Listing PriceReal Estate
Here's how they did it.
Mar 3, 2023
6 of the Best Apps for Making a Home InventoryReal Estate
Tax season is the best time to get a home inventory done.
Feb 25, 2023
4 Things First-Time Homebuyers Should Know About Filing Taxes in 2023Real Estate
Buying a home can change your tax situation.
Jan 17, 2023
These Little Tips Can Save You Money on Your Heating BillReal Estate
According to real estate agents.
Jan 4, 2023
This Is How You Should Approach a Convo with a Mortgage BrokerReal Estate
According to an expert.
Oct 25, 2022
8 Ways to Avoid A Rent Increase This YearReal Estate
Landlords always have to balance the need to raise rent (to keep up with the rising costs of owning a building), with the need to keep apartments rented and vacancy rates down. This usually means that, whenever possible, they love keeping good tenants from year to year, and avoiding the time, hassle, uncertainty, and expense of finding new ones. Here’s what you can do to tip the scales in your favor, avoid a rental increase, and happily sign your lease for another year. 1.
Oct 13, 2022
I Asked an Economist What to Know About Buying a Home Right NowReal Estate
Here are the 4 most important takeaways.
Sep 9, 2022
4 Things To Do If Your Roommate Can't Afford RentReal Estate
You have a few options.
Aug 22, 2022
3 Things Investing Newbies Should Know About REITsReal Estate
Also known as real estate investment trusts.
Jun 22, 2022
This Is the Best Way to Save Money on Rent, According to a Leasing AgentReal Estate
You could shave hundreds of dollars off your annual living costs.
Jun 2, 2022
4 Things Mortgage Experts Want You to Know About Today's Interest RatesReal Estate
Homebuyers and owners are rightfully concerned.
May 5, 2022
3 Ways to Invest in Real Estate Without Being a Landlord Real Estate
A mortgage nor property maintenance is required.
Apr 13, 2022
3 Tax Rules You Need to Know If You Purchased a House Last YearReal Estate
Keep an eye out for these credits and deductions.
Apr 1, 2022
5 Home Finance Trends on Their Way Out, According to Real Estate ExpertsReal Estate
Some of them are a pleasant surprise.
Mar 13, 2022
This Credit Card Is Trying to Help Renters Save for a Down Payment with PointsReal Estate
The new Bilt Rewards credit card might be a solution for some renters.
Feb 20, 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
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
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
The Best Credit Cards to Get After Buying a New HouseReal Estate
According to personal finance experts.
May 22, 2021
See How a Dark Basement Became a Cheerful WFH Spot on a Tight Budget
BEFORE & AFTER
Peep the before and after photos.
Mar 16, 2021
Here’s How Much Celebrity Childhood Homes Are Worth Now vs. When They Lived ThereReal Estate
From Taylor Swift to Beyoncé to Paul McCartney.
Dec 12, 2020
3 Things Home Experts Say You Should Always Buy UsedReal Estate
Consider architectural salvage your salvation.
Oct 22, 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
9 Roommate Finance Questions That'll Solve Any Tiff You've Ever HadReal Estate
Who takes ownership of our furniture when we move out, anyway?
Oct 12, 2020
The Rent Split That Saved My RelationshipReal Estate
A 50-50 split wasn't going to work.
Oct 4, 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
4 Surprising Things You May Not Know About Getting Home InsuranceReal Estate
An insurance expert shares misconceptions.
Aug 10, 2020
Being Transparent About Where You Got Money to Buy a House Is a Good ThingReal Estate
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
Spending Money on Your Apartment Could Be the Smartest Financial Move Right Now Real Estate
Rainy day funds are important, but so is spending on joy, says behavioral economist Daniel Ariely.
Jun 12, 2020
Why Student Loans Don’t Have to Stop You From Buying a Home Real Estate
Here's how to make it happen.
May 21, 2020
Compassionate Landlords Are Out There—Here’s Heartwarming ProofReal Estate
All other landlords, take note.
Apr 8, 2020
Home Stagers Pick 6 Items to Upgrade Your Bedroom for Less Than $5Real Estate
Never underestimate the power of a tufted throw pillow.
Dec 16, 2019
6 Easy Ways to Make Your Living Room Look More ExpensiveReal Estate
Real estate pros reveal their secrets to making any space look more elevated.
Dec 6, 2019
5 Unexpected Goodwill Finds for First-Time HomebuyersReal Estate
Don't sleep on your local Goodwill.
Nov 21, 2019
The First Apartment Checklist: Things to Buy Now, Things to Buy LaterReal Estate
Because you won't be buying a whole house full of furniture in one fell swoop — and really, where's the fun in that anyway?
Nov 20, 2019
The 1 Expensive Thing First-Time Home Buyers Forget to Budget ForReal Estate
The countdown to buying your first home is innately defined by one thing: the balance in your savings account. Unlike car loans and the too-expensive shoes you put on your charge card, you can’t exactly buy a home with zero money down, so most people who have their sights set on homeownership begin by saving for a (sizeable) down payment.
May 3, 2019
What You Can Do in 2018 to Make Buying a Home a Reality in 2019Real Estate
Have big dreams to buy a home next year, but don’t know where to begin? Just because you don’t think you’ll have your down payment together for 2018 doesn’t mean you have to wait to get a jump start on the process. Here are some steps you can take to help you figure out what you’re looking for in a home, what you can afford, and how to get yourself psyched up to find your dream home while you wait.
May 3, 2019
Watch Out: 7 Times When Cheaper Rent is Actually More ExpensiveReal Estate
So you found the perfect apartment—everything seems to check out, from the desirable neighborhood to the amazing rent. But is it really as wonderful as it seems? Before you start shifting those extra dollars from your rent fund to your coffee budget, double check your new home to make sure none of these hidden expenses are going to end up emptying your wallet.
May 3, 2019
The Smart Savings Trick I Learned From My MomReal Estate
My dad was frequently unemployed while I was growing up. When he had a job as a software salesman, things were pretty bountiful in our household: We’d go on vacation, build a playhouse, have another sibling join the family, etc. But it always seemed that right after we’d get used to living in “boom times,” he’d get laid off. And since my mom chose to stay home and homeschool us, there wasn’t money coming in when my dad wasn’t working.
Jan 25, 2019
6 Ways to Save on Your Heating Bill This WinterReal Estate
Whether you have an economical heat pump or a decades-old oil burner, you’re probably looking for a way to cut your heating costs this winter (holiday gifts are so expensive!) The good news? It’s totally easy to keep warm (and on budget) with these expert tips: The first step to managing your energy spending is inspecting it, says Josh Prigge, founder of Sustridge, a sustainability consulting firm in Las Vegas, Nevada. For most people, that means checking your electric bill.
Dec 19, 2018