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29 tactics for living alone without breaking the bank
29 tactics for living alone without breaking the bank Money & Credit August 18, 2017
Living with roommates is a great way to keep housing costs low. But what if you get sick of sharing…
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…
Why the holidays may be the best time to sell a house
Why the holidays may be the best time to sell a house Homes & Real Estate October 26, 2016
There's no place like home for the holidays—and that's especially true if you're looking to sell a home right now!…
What you should know before selling your home without an agent
What you should know before selling your home without an agent Featured Video October 26, 2016
The United States has some of the highest real estate commissions in the word. To avoid this, manypeople choose to…
Early occupancy agreements: How to handle this real estate curveball
Early occupancy agreements: How to handle this real estate curveball Homes & Real Estate September 9, 2016
Recently my family found itself in the not uncommon position of having the house we were selling close before we…
Tips for first-time homebuyers
Tips for first-time homebuyers Homes & Real Estate May 30, 2016
Here are some key pointers to keep in mind as you undertake the process of qualifying for a loan and…
A look at the fake landlord scam
A look at the fake landlord scam Homes & Real Estate April 15, 2016
If you're in the market for a new apartment, beware of criminals acting as bogus landlords who may try to…
How to find a good home inspector
How to find a good home inspector Homes & Real Estate March 31, 2016
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9 things to ask before selling your home
9 things to ask before selling your home Homes & Real Estate February 16, 2016
Just the other day I got an ad in the mail from a real estate agent. The bold print screamed'PRICES…
10 top school districts and what it costs to live there
10 top school districts and what it costs to live there Education January 28, 2016
Home buyers with school aged children have more than just location, property values and home features to consider when shopping…
Buy or rent? The new view of the American Dream
Buy or rent? The new view of the American Dream Buying a Home January 13, 2016
Once upon a time, the American Dream was to own your own home, complete with the proverbial white picket fence.…
5 starter home tips for Millennials with student loan debt
5 starter home tips for Millennials with student loan debt Homes & Real Estate January 8, 2016
You're in your 20s or 30s and saddled with student loan debt. Maybe you're not yet earning what you expected…
Do real estate agents really matter anymore?
Do real estate agents really matter anymore? Homes & Real Estate January 5, 2016
With all the technology out there for home buyers and sellers, do real estate agents really matter anymore? For buyers,…
Best and worst door locks for your money
Best and worst door locks for your money Homes & Real Estate January 5, 2016
The locks on your doors are one of the most important parts of the entry points to your home. They're…
Couple duped by fake Craigslist movers lose everything
Couple duped by fake Craigslist movers lose everything Homes & Real Estate December 29, 2015
A Missouri couple lost most of their things after they hired movers off Craigslist to take their belongings to North…
Can you sell your home on Facebook?
Can you sell your home on Facebook? Homes & Real Estate November 13, 2015
Since opening up to the public in 2006, Facebook, and the wave of social media platforms that followed, have completely…
‘Pocket listings’ are a hot new trend in real estate
‘Pocket listings’ are a hot new trend in real estate Homes & Real Estate October 7, 2015
Nowadays when you look for home, what do you do? You look on the computer, or more likely you look…
3 big reasons a mortgage prequalification isn’t enough to buy a home
3 big reasons a mortgage prequalification isn’t enough to buy a home Homes & Real Estate July 22, 2015
Homebuyers are often told they need to prequalify for a mortgage. That's good advice, up to a point; a prequalification…
Move Over Man Caves, Here Come “She Sheds”
Move Over Man Caves, Here Come “She Sheds” Homes & Real Estate June 24, 2015
By Rick Couri of KRMG HOUSTON — “She Sheds” are meant to be a place where ladies can get away…
10 things to know before buying a home
10 things to know before buying a home Homes & Real Estate April 16, 2015
If you've read my previous articles on clark.com, you know that I paid off my $86,000 mortgage in 2 years.…
The real way homes are bought and sold today
The real way homes are bought and sold today Homes & Real Estate October 23, 2014
The way real estate is bought and sold is changing. Here's how technology can help (and hurt ) you in…
Outdated features can land you a deal as a homebuyer
Outdated features can land you a deal as a homebuyer Homes & Real Estate April 8, 2014
When you’re buying or selling a home, what features either hurt or help you? Buying a home is such an…
Fannie Mae offers cash incentives toward closing costs
Fannie Mae offers cash incentives toward closing costs Homes & Real Estate February 26, 2014
Fannie Mae is offering special incentives to buyers if you buy one of their REOs through March 31, 2014. Up…
Interest-only mortgages make a comeback
Interest-only mortgages make a comeback Homes & Real Estate February 10, 2014
Interest-only mortgages are roaring back to life after doing some much harm to so many. But is this kind of…
Gauging the recovery in housing values
Gauging the recovery in housing values Homes & Real Estate September 25, 2013
Here we are having been through a real estate cycle where everything was sizzling and then things fell off a…
What is your home worth?
What is your home worth? Homes & Real Estate August 29, 2013
There has never been a tougher time to try to figure out what a home you want to buy or…
Homes now have an energy-efficiency rating
Homes now have an energy-efficiency rating Homes & Real Estate August 6, 2013
Homebuyers in parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin have access to a new way they can measure the energy-efficiency of a…
Get a more accurate property appraisal
Get a more accurate property appraisal Homes & Real Estate July 11, 2013
This new free online tool uses multiple databases to deliver a better-informed estimate for the value of the home you're…
The biggest mistakes made by buyers and sellers of real estate
The biggest mistakes made by buyers and sellers of real estate Homes & Real Estate April 24, 2013
We're coming up one of the housing market’s peak buying and selling times. With that in mind, what are the…
The biggest mistakes made by buyers and sellers of real estate
Len Penzo’s Consumer Blog on ClarkHoward.com Money & Credit April 18, 2013
Why Some Who Cut Expenses to the Bone Still Can't Make Ends Meet by Len Penzo of Len Penzo dot…
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