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Homes & Real Estate

Simple steps to get your home ready to be listed in 2017
Simple steps to get your home ready to be listed in 2017 Homes & Real Estate February 9, 2017
Spring is almost here and you may be thinking about putting your home on the market. But is it really…
These are the 20 best places to live in America
These are the 20 best places to live in America Life February 7, 2017
Austin, Texas, has been named the best place to live in the United States, dethroning Denver, Colorado, according to U.S.…
Where is the U.S. housing market headed in 2017?
Where is the U.S. housing market headed in 2017? Homes & Real Estate January 31, 2017
It's a question of near-universal interest — whether we own a home, want to buy a house or make a…
6 home renovations that cost way more than they’re worth
6 home renovations that cost way more than they’re worth Homes & Real Estate January 30, 2017
Maybe your home needs a little TLC before you put it on the market this year. Or maybe you love…
New website tells you if someone died in your house!
New website tells you if someone died in your house! Homes & Real Estate January 20, 2017
Some time ago, there was an unfortunate incident at a house near us where a man committed suicide. When his…
Here are 7 tax credits every homeowner should know about
Here are 7 tax credits every homeowner should know about Homes & Real Estate January 19, 2017
The benefits of home ownership are many. There is, of course, the monetary investment you hope will increase over time,…
6 cheap ways to add green upgrades to your home
6 cheap ways to add green upgrades to your home Home January 13, 2017
Going green is great — as long as you have several thousand dollars to plunk down on a new solar…
Woman uses YouTube tutorials to build her family home
Woman uses YouTube tutorials to build her family home Homes & Real Estate January 12, 2017
YouTube is filled with animal videos, videos of kids doing adorable things and a bunch of people who aren't the…
3 words you should never use when selling a home
3 words you should never use when selling a home Homes & Real Estate January 12, 2017
Most homebuyers spend lots of time browsing Internet listings before they go touring homes, so it’s important for a seller’s…
How I paid off my $86,000 mortgage in 2 years
How I paid off my $86,000 mortgage in 2 years Money & Credit January 9, 2017
All year long, Clark.com’s Michael Timmermann is sharing quick and easy ways to save money as part of our Michael Saves…
Want get organized in 2017? Follow this guide to turn that clutter into cash
Want get organized in 2017? Follow this guide to turn that clutter into cash Children & Pets January 7, 2017
It’s that time of year when millions of people make New Year’s resolutions. It should come as no surprise that…
13 money mistakes that will haunt you for a long time
13 money mistakes that will haunt you for a long time Money & Credit January 4, 2017
We all mishandle our money from time to time -- whether it's an impulse buy, a forgotten bill or just poor planning.…
A monthly New Year’s plan to declutter your home
A monthly New Year’s plan to declutter your home Homes & Real Estate January 3, 2017
When the holidays are over, do you panic wondering what to do with all the gifts, new holiday decor and…
Want to buy a home in 2017? These 5 mistakes could jeopardize your mortgage
Want to buy a home in 2017? These 5 mistakes could jeopardize your mortgage Money & Credit December 29, 2016
Shockingly, enough people still do things that can cause themselves heartache when applying for mortgages. Here’s what you need to…
What the Fed rate hike means for your money in 2017
What the Fed rate hike means for your money in 2017 Money & Credit December 28, 2016
Interest rates are going up, and the time to prepare yourself and your money is now. Read more: How to save…
New FHA loan limits may help you buy a home
New FHA loan limits may help you buy a home Homes & Real Estate December 28, 2016
Just before Thanksgiving, the Federal Housing Finance Agency released the conforming loan limits change for 2017. This change resulted in…
How the mortgage interest deduction may change under Trump’s tax plan
How the mortgage interest deduction may change under Trump’s tax plan Money & Credit December 28, 2016
If you own a home, you may be one of the millions of people who count on the home mortgage…
3 things you need to fix before applying for a mortgage
3 things you need to fix before applying for a mortgage Homes & Real Estate December 27, 2016
Buying a home is a big decision that can have a considerable impact on your finances and your future. If you're thinking…
6 top tips to prepare your home for rent
6 top tips to prepare your home for rent Home December 22, 2016
There are several reasons why you might consider renting your house; maybe the market is slow or you’re moving away…
Should both your names be on the mortgage?
Should both your names be on the mortgage? Money & Credit December 15, 2016
You’ve got a solid relationship and you’re ready to take it to the next step—applying for a joint mortgage. In…
13 things a burglar won’t tell you
13 things a burglar won’t tell you Homes & Real Estate December 13, 2016
The holidays are prime time for thieves! So to help you protect your home from crooks this season, Reader's Digest put together…
Downpayment insurance: What is it and do you need it?
Downpayment insurance: What is it and do you need it? Insurance December 13, 2016
You can get insurance on almost anything — computers, phones, trips, your identity, your credit, your pets...and even the downpayment…
Dehumidifier warning: Don’t forget these 2.5 million recalled units still pose a fire risk!
Dehumidifier warning: Don’t forget these 2.5 million recalled units still pose a fire risk! Life December 5, 2016
After a massive 52-brand dehumidifier recall made news in November, a second major manufacturer of dehumidifiers wants to reiterate a…
This kitchen makeover only cost $100
This kitchen makeover only cost $100 Homes & Real Estate December 2, 2016
If your kitchen could use a facelift but you don’t think you have the money to do it, this may…
8 totally random things people put in the dishwasher
8 totally random things people put in the dishwasher Homes & Real Estate November 30, 2016
Now that we're right smack in the middle of the holidays, we're all using our dishwashers a whole lot. (It's…
29 tactics for living alone without breaking the bank
29 tactics for living alone without breaking the bank Money & Credit November 28, 2016
Living with roommates is a great way to keep housing costs low. But what if you get sick of sharing…
How to lease a home with an option to purchase
How to lease a home with an option to purchase Homes & Real Estate November 23, 2016
Have you ever thought about how to lease a home with an option to purchase? This might be a solid…
8 money-saving tips for renters
8 money-saving tips for renters Homes & Real Estate November 16, 2016
Do you click on money-saving real estate articles only to find that everything is geared toward homeowners? Well then, you're one…
How to get trusted referrals for home repairs
How to get trusted referrals for home repairs Homes & Real Estate November 16, 2016
Right now, renovating a home is much, much easier than it had been during the real estate bubble. So how…
16 ways to lower your energy bill
16 ways to lower your energy bill Homes & Real Estate November 15, 2016
Paying a high energy bill every month is like throwing your money away. Don't do it! Follow this advice to…
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