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Air Duct Cleaning: What Should It Cost and Do You Need It?
Air Duct Cleaning: What Should It Cost and Do You Need It? Homes & Real Estate June 10th, 2024
If it's been a while since your last air duct cleaning, you're probably tempted to do the job so you'll…
New Report: Best Interior and Exterior House Paints
New Report: Best Interior and Exterior House Paints Homes & Real Estate May 27th, 2024
It’s home improvement season and that means it may be time to add a fresh coat of paint to your…
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What Can I Do if My HOA Is Doing a Poor Job? Homes & Real Estate May 20th, 2024
If you own a home or a condo, hopefully you don't have to worry about a homeowners association (HOA). Although…
best thermostat setting for summer.
What’s the Best Setting for Your Thermostat During the Summer? Homes & Real Estate May 15th, 2024
As the weather gets warmer outside, keeping cool inside becomes more of a priority. And one of the easiest ways…
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6 Home Expenses You Have To Budget For (Beyond Your Mortgage) Homes & Real Estate May 10th, 2024
The costs associated with owning a home go way beyond the amount on the mortgage. The combined expenses of utilities,…
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What Is a Reverse Mortgage and How Does It Work? Homes & Real Estate May 7th, 2024
Reverse mortgages have long been marketed to older people who are “house rich and cash poor.” This kind of loan…
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Should I Pay Off My Mortgage Before Retirement or Invest? Mortgages May 3rd, 2024
Inflation hits people on a fixed income the hardest. Say you're retired. You're living off a pension or Social Security…
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Follow These Steps When Making a Major Purchase for Your Home Homes & Real Estate April 29th, 2024
So you need a new appliance, TV or something else for your home. Making a major purchase without thinking it…
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The Only Reason You Should Make an Improvement to Your Home Homes & Real Estate April 17th, 2024
With the homebuying season in full bloom, you may be thinking of heading to The Home Depot or another home…
Refinancing a mortgage could save on monthly payments and interest owed.
How and When To Refinance Your Mortgage: A Step-By-Step Guide Mortgages April 10th, 2024
Refinancing your mortgage at the right time, can have a big impact on your budget, but you need to know…
Mortgage points, which are sometimes called discount or origination points, can lower your mortgage interest rate.
Should You Buy Mortgage Points? Mortgages April 8th, 2024
If you've been shopping for a new home or if you're looking to refinance the mortgage on your existing home,…
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I Co-Signed a Mortgage for My Daughter and She Missed Payments. What Do I Do Now? Homes & Real Estate April 8th, 2024
Mixing close family and money is tricky even when everyone is responsible. But it creates an especially thorny dynamic when…
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How To Protect Your Home From Being Stolen by Squatters Homes & Real Estate April 8th, 2024
Owning a home has been an aspirational part of the American Dream for much of the country’s history. But if…
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Is a Second Mortgage a Good Idea? Only for One Reason Homes & Real Estate April 3rd, 2024
If you've been in your home for a while, chances are the value has increased or at least held steady…
Is a HELOC a Good Idea? The Simple Answer
Is a HELOC a Good Idea? The Simple Answer Homes & Real Estate April 3rd, 2024
Lots of homeowners in the U.S. have lots of equity in their homes, and interest rates are now much higher…
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HELOC vs. Home Equity Loan: Similarities and Differences Mortgages April 3rd, 2024
A Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) and a Home Equity Loan are two financial products that allow homeowners to…
best time to sell a home
Report: When Is the Best Time To Sell Your House? Homes & Real Estate April 3rd, 2024
Although not as frenzied as in past years, the homebuying season has begun in earnest. If you’re a homeowner looking…
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5 Cheap Curb Appeal Tips To Help Sell Your Home Homes & Real Estate April 1st, 2024
Selling a house can be a challenging experience, but it doesn’t have to be. One of the easiest ways to…
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Should You Invest in a Rental Home? Here’s Clark’s 1% Rule Homes & Real Estate March 29th, 2024
Depending on your circumstances, you may be in a position to make some money moves with your home that can…
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Report: 10 Small Towns Where You Can Retire on $2,300 a Month Homes & Real Estate March 26th, 2024
It’s become increasingly difficult to live off your retirement in the big city. But have you ever considered Small Town,…
How to buy a home.
Clark Howard: This Is the Only Reason To Buy a House Homes & Real Estate March 21st, 2024
As the weather warms, the homebuying season starts to heat up as well. If you have any illusions of buying…
Clark Howard’s Latest Predictions on Home Prices
Clark Howard’s Latest Predictions on Home Prices Homes & Real Estate March 18th, 2024
With warmer weather comes the homebuying season, which is when many Americans typically jump into the market either to buy…
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Should I Sell My House on My Own or Through a Real Estate Agent? Homes & Real Estate March 13th, 2024
It's easy to understand why you'd consider listing your house as for sale by owner. Even if you've never done…
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Should I Use Schwab As My Mortgage Lender? Homes & Real Estate February 16th, 2024
When it comes to investment companies, Charles Schwab is one of Clark Howard's favorites. He considers Fidelity, Schwab and Vanguard…
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I’m Facing a Major Home Expense. Should I Fix It Proactively or Wait Until It Breaks? Homes & Real Estate February 14th, 2024
If you own a home, you know that your mortgage payment is far from the only expense. You tackle utility…
how rental payments help build credit scores.
Can Paying Rent Help Your Credit Score? Homes & Real Estate February 13th, 2024
In the past, being a renter has only had the potential to harm your credit if you don't pay your…
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What Is Your Flood Risk on a Scale of 1–10? Homes & Real Estate February 9th, 2024
When it comes to buying a home, one of the most important things you need to know is the likelihood…
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Is It Safe To Buy a Home Out of Foreclosure? Homes & Real Estate February 6th, 2024
When is the best time to buy a home? That's been one of the most consistent questions listeners have asked…
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Which Home Security Systems Rank Better Than Ring? Homes & Real Estate February 2nd, 2024
Because home security systems come in many different shapes, sizes and price points, doing some research before you purchase will…
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Your Guide to DIY Home Security Systems Homes & Real Estate February 1st, 2024
Keeping your home safe should be every homeowner’s top priority in this day and age. And securing your dwelling shouldn’t…