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Virginia Beach is one of the most affordable cities for renters
Report: The Most Affordable U.S. Cities for Renters Homes & Real Estate February 20, 2020
Although home and apartment rents seem like they're going up all across the United States, it would be a mistake…
Report: The 3 Home Renovations That Are Worth the Cost
Report: The 3 Home Renovations That Are Worth the Cost Homes & Real Estate February 10, 2020
Renovating your home can be a huge undertaking and not without its headaches — but it can really pay off…
Interest Rates Are at the Lowest Point in Nearly 4 Years – Should You Refinance?
Interest Rates Are at the Lowest Point in Nearly 4 Years – Should You Refinance? Homes & Real Estate February 6, 2020
A four-year low in mortgage rates has triggered a 15% surge in refinance applications, according to a new report. If…
Clark Howard in his home reviewing the Ring Security System
Ring Security System Review: How to Install the DIY Home Security System Homes & Real Estate January 22, 2020
I had a problem: The burglar alarm at our house was so old that it needed a full update and…
duplicate keys
KeyMe Review: The DIY Way to Copy Your Keys Homes & Real Estate November 20, 2019
Are you afraid of getting locked out of your house or car and having to hire an expensive locksmith? There's…
Best time to buy a home
The best time of the year to buy a home is… Homes & Real Estate September 23, 2019
If you're in the market to buy a home, now may be the time to act! The best time of…
Is it really cheaper to buy a fixer-upper?
Is it really cheaper to buy a fixer-upper? Homes & Real Estate September 20, 2019
Whether you're buying your first residence or an investment property, you want to turn that house into a home. Oftentimes,…
Home sold
Clark Howard: Here’s my experience selling a home with an iBuyer Homes & Real Estate September 11, 2019
You might have heard of some relatively new real estate services like Offerpad, Opendoor and Knock. They're called iBuying services…
Cheapest and most expensive states to buy a home
Cheapest and most expensive states to buy a home Homes & Real Estate September 9, 2019
In the modern era, homeownership has become attainable to more Americans, but prices are steadily rising. Still, there are locations…
Thermostat
You might not like the government’s new suggestions for your thermostat settings Homes & Real Estate August 22, 2019
The U.S. government-backed energy efficiency program Energy Star has some new recommendations out for where you should set your home…
Open home safe
How to choose the right home safe for your needs Homes & Real Estate August 21, 2019
After we recently told you that money expert Clark Howard prefers to store his valuables in a home safe rather…
Saving money to buy a house
How to Save for a House Homes & Real Estate August 20, 2019
Saving up enough money to buy a house is a noble goal, but it might require a lot more foresight…
Money in a jar saved for emergency home repair
Why You Need a Home Fix-It Fund Homes & Real Estate August 8, 2019
If you own your home or are thinking about buying one, are you prepared for the costs associated with fixing…
Bag of money with 'credit' written on it next to a house
What credit score do you need to buy a house? Mortgages July 26, 2019
If you've ever wondered what kind of credit score you need to buy a house, the answer is that it…
Home warranty/broken TV
Are home warranties worth it? Homes & Real Estate July 23, 2019
Maybe you've seen or heard one of the many advertisements out there for home warranty companies — they're pretty hard…
patio diy
Clark’s DIY Project: Patio Flooring Homes & Real Estate July 19, 2019
What do you do when you're trying to sell a house and you need to make some small fixes before…
Moving company
How to find a good moving company Homes & Real Estate July 17, 2019
If you've ever done a big move, you know that it can be a stressful experience. A big part of…
Starter Home
Here’s how much a starter home costs in every state Homes & Real Estate July 12, 2019
Despite what they're intended for, the price of a starter home can be prohibitive in some places. Although a starter…
Family buying house
Clark Howard: This is the only reason to buy a house Homes & Real Estate July 10, 2019
If you're thinking about buying a house with visions of exponentially growing your net worth and setting yourself up for…
New report: The most popular cities for baby boomers
New report: The most popular cities for baby boomers Homes & Real Estate July 9, 2019
Baby boomers are flocking to big cities, according to a new report. Aging Americans are increasingly looking for the amenities…
Mortgage refinance loan
Should you refinance your mortgage now? Homes & Real Estate June 26, 2019
Mortgage refinancing rates in recent weeks have been dropping at a pace we haven't seen in quite a long time.…
How to get out of a house or apartment lease
5 ways to get out of a house or apartment lease Homes & Real Estate June 26, 2019
If you happen to be dealing with an uncooperative landlord, it's normal to want to just break the lease to…
Should I replace or repair my broken air conditioning system?
Should I replace or repair my broken air conditioning system? Homes & Real Estate June 26, 2019
The summer heat can mean a painful rise in energy bills, but that's nothing compared to the strain on your…
Are rent to own homes a good idea?
Is it a good idea to rent-to-own a home? Homes & Real Estate June 21, 2019
While home-ownership has long been romanticized as part of the American Dream, the truth is that many people can't afford…
10 home renovations that make financial sense
10 home improvements that make the most financial sense Homes & Real Estate June 20, 2019
If you're thinking about renovating your home, the immediate benefits you see could also lead to some profits down the…
How to buy a house
How to Buy a House in 9 Steps Homes & Real Estate June 18, 2019
Owning your own home is fantastic. It’s your castle, your place. And one of the greatest benefits of owning a…
Is my air conditioning system going to be obsolete soon?
Is Your Air Conditioning System Going to Be Obsolete Soon? Homes & Real Estate June 14, 2019
Aside from knowing the cost of their energy bill, relatively few people think about what flows through the coils of…
How to deal with an uncooperative landlord
How to deal with an uncooperative landlord Homes & Real Estate June 12, 2019
It's played out many times for people all over the place: You've found the perfect apartment or home to rent.…
Knock home page
Knock lets you ‘trade in’ your home: Here are 6 things to know Homes & Real Estate June 7, 2019
A cottage industry of new services has developed around buying and selling homes. Now, you can even "trade in" your…
Unison Home Co-Investing
Is Unison home co-investing legit? Homes & Real Estate June 6, 2019
You may have seen ads for or heard about fairly new company called Unison, which offers an alternative to home…