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There is a difference in the mortgage interest rate and the APR you will pay on the loan.
Rate vs. APR: What’s the Difference for Your Mortgage? Mortgages October 19, 2020
When you're shopping for a new mortgage or mortgage refinance, it's important that you make an apples-to-apples comparison of interest…
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5 Cheap Curb Appeal Tips to Help Sell Your Home Homes & Real Estate October 8, 2020
If you’re thinking about selling your home, one of the best ways to attract buyers is to make sure your…
Mortgage points, which are sometimes called discount or origination points, can lower your mortgage interest rate.
Mortgage Points: What Are They and Should I Pay Them? Mortgages October 7, 2020
If you've been shopping for a new home or if you're looking to refinance the mortgage on your existing home,…
Refinancing a mortgage could save on monthly payments and interest owed.
How and Why to Refinance Your Mortgage: A Step-By-Step Guide Mortgages September 18, 2020
Have you decided that the market conditions may be right to refinance your mortgage? If this is your first time…
No closing cost mortgages can be a great way to lower your interest rate without paying fees.
When Should I Refinance With a No Closing Cost Mortgage? Mortgages September 4, 2020
The idea of getting a mortgage that has no closing costs may seem too good to be true, but they're…
What Is Your Flood Risk on a Scale of 1–10?
What Is Your Flood Risk on a Scale of 1–10? Homes & Real Estate September 2, 2020
If you're thinking about buying a home, one of the things you need to know up front is whether the…
Clark Howard has a break-even method for mortgage refinancing decisions.
Clark Howard’s Special Rule for Refinancing Your Mortgage Mortgages August 28, 2020
Do favorable interest rates have you contemplating refinancing your mortgage? Before you take the leap and pay for things like…
Market conditions may be right for refinancing a mortgage.
A New Fee Is Going to Make Many Mortgage Refinances More Expensive Mortgages August 28, 2020
If you've been sitting on the sidelines and watching others refinance their mortgages in recent months, now may be the…
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4 Renovation Projects Under $10,000 That Add Value to Your Home Homes & Real Estate August 21, 2020
Like many of us, you may find yourself at home for long periods of time due to the pandemic. How…
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Report: The 7 Cheapest States to Buy a Home Homes & Real Estate July 27, 2020
If you're looking to buy a home and can afford to move, you may be able to find cheaper options…
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How to Get a Mortgage in 8 Steps Homes & Real Estate July 22, 2020
Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or looking to move into a different house, chances are you’re going to need…
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Report: Rent Is Getting Cheaper in These 10 Cities Homes & Real Estate July 9, 2020
If you're thinking about getting a new place to rent, you may be able to find a deal right now.…
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How to Lower Your Property Taxes in 4 Easy Steps Homes & Real Estate June 29, 2020
Wondering how to lower your property taxes? The property tax appeal process is easier than you may think! I've appealed…
How to Hire the Right Contractor
6 Tips for Hiring a Contractor Homes & Real Estate June 22, 2020
When it comes to home improvement, some projects are simply too big to tackle on our own. If you’re thinking…
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What Is a Reverse Mortgage and Is It Right for Me? Homes & Real Estate June 19, 2020
Reverse mortgages have long been marketed to older people who are “house rich and cash poor.” This kind of loan…
The Top 5 Affordable U.S. Metros for Homebuyers Right Now
The Top 5 Affordable U.S. Metros for Homebuyers Right Now Homes & Real Estate May 26, 2020
If you're in the market to buy a home, low interest rates have made mortgages much more affordable. But a…
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6 Things to Know About Refinancing Your Mortgage Mortgages May 21, 2020
Wondering whether you should refinance your mortgage, how to do it and when? We’ve put together answers to some of…
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Is a Cash-Out Refinance Right for You? Homes & Real Estate April 28, 2020
A cash-out refinance can open up an attractive pot of money to tap into when times get tough —  in…
New Report: Best Interior and Exterior House Paints
New Report: Best Interior and Exterior House Paints Homes & Real Estate April 14, 2020
With home improvement season underway, many Americans are looking to spruce up where they live. One of the best ways…
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Ask Clark: Should I Still Close on My Residential Real Estate Purchase? Homes & Real Estate April 1, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has put a real damper on so many parts of our economy, from restaurants to travel to…
The coronavirus has homeowners pondering whether they should sell their homes.
Coronavirus Pandemic: Should You Still Buy or Sell a Home in 2020? Homes & Real Estate March 18, 2020
If you were considering buying or selling a home in 2020, the emergence of a coronavirus pandemic in the United…
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What Should I Do if I Can’t Pay My Mortgage or Rent? Mortgages March 18, 2020
Have you been laid off or had your hours cut at work? Maybe you’re worried about how you’ll pay your…
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Should You Refinance Your Mortgage Right Now? Mortgages March 17, 2020
Are you stuck with a high mortgage payment? Maybe you've heard that rates are at historic lows and wondered if…
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…
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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…
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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…
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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,…