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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…
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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…
The Clark-Approved Way To Invest in Real Estate
The Clark-Approved Way To Invest in Real Estate Homes & Real Estate January 30th, 2024
Investing in real estate is always a hot topic whether the housing market is booming (like in 2022) or whether…
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6 Things to Know About Refinancing Your Mortgage Mortgages January 23rd, 2024
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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Do You Need an Emergency Fund for a Rental Property? Homes & Real Estate January 9th, 2024
Unexpected expenses are a part of life. That's why emergency funds exist. Normally, money expert Clark Howard recommends that you…
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Report: The Most Affordable Places To Live in America Homes & Real Estate January 3rd, 2024
I don’t need to tell you that affordable housing is elusive in many big and small cities across America. But…
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Can a Family Member Serve As My Mortgage Lender? Homes & Real Estate December 27th, 2023
It's not a good time to buy a home in most of the United States. Home prices are much higher…
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Is It Worth Buying a House as a Rental Property Right Now? Homes & Real Estate December 26th, 2023
A rental property is an attractive option for many. If it works out, the value of the property goes up…
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My LED Bulbs Are Burning Out Too Fast. Am I Buying Them at the Wrong Store? Homes & Real Estate December 14th, 2023
If you're like me, you don't think much about lightbulbs until they burn out. But if you buy LED bulbs,…
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What Does a Home Warranty Cover and Is It Worth The Money? Homes & Real Estate December 10th, 2023
An estimated 93% of homeowners have homeowners insurance, so it’s safe to say that most homeowners want some protection for…
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Air Duct Cleaning: What Should It Cost and Do You Need It? Homes & Real Estate December 1st, 2023
If it's been a while since your last air duct cleaning, you're probably tempted to do the job so you'll…
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The Only Reason You Should Make an Improvement to Your Home Homes & Real Estate November 7th, 2023
Home improvement stores have made a living advertising the benefits of renovating your residence to boost its value, but money…
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I Have $1 Million in Real Estate. Should I Sell and Invest It Instead? Homes & Real Estate October 25th, 2023
When it comes to investing for retirement, money expert Clark Howard often recommends stashing your money in a target date…
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Report: The Most Expensive Home for Sale in Each State Homes & Real Estate October 12th, 2023
Thanks to increasingly high interest rates, the price of a home has made homeownership more elusive for many Americans. Nowhere…
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My Lawn Mower Broke. What Does Clark Think About Self-Mowing vs. Hiring a Lawn Service? Homes & Real Estate October 10th, 2023
Deciding whether to mow your own grass or to hire a service to do it for you is one of…
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How Do I Know Whether I’m Getting a Good Price on Gutter Protection Covers and Other Household Improvements? Homes & Real Estate October 6th, 2023
If you own a home, you've probably considered an addition or renovation at some point. Perhaps you've even heard an…
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4 Alternatives to a Reverse Mortgage Homes & Real Estate August 30th, 2023
Long-time followers of money expert Clark Howard know that he is not a fan of reverse mortgages. What Is a…
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Should I Use Ally Bank Or Another Online Bank To Get a Mortgage? Homes & Real Estate August 28th, 2023
Money expert Clark Howard loves online banks. Since they don't operate physical locations, they often pass along those savings to…
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How Do I Make Sure a Specific Property Is My Primary Residence Legally? Homes & Real Estate August 17th, 2023
Even with home prices moderating, if you've owned a house for any significant period of time, chances are you're sitting…
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Has Clark Enjoyed Moving From a House to a Condo? Homes & Real Estate August 16th, 2023
You probably live in a house, apartment or condo. But which option is best for you? And if you're in…
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I’m Retiring Relatively Soon. Should I Pay Off My Mortgage or Invest Instead? Homes & Real Estate August 15th, 2023
Should you pay off your mortgage or invest the money instead? It's a common financial dilemma. And it's one that…
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My Neighbor’s Dead Tree Is About To Fall on My House. What Do I Do? Homes & Real Estate July 28th, 2023
Not all damage to a home happens due to a natural disaster. Sometimes these things can be slow-moving and avoidable.…
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6 Things To Know and Do Before You Deal With a Home Insurance Claims Adjuster Insurance July 11th, 2023
It’s no secret that the advice here at Team Clark is to only file insurance claims in catastrophic situations, or…
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Should I Buy a Home in a 55+ Community? Homes & Real Estate July 7th, 2023
Whether you're renting or you own a home, peering toward retirement can make you reimagine your life. Where do you…
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Report: How Much Downsizing Can Save You in 20 Cities Homes & Real Estate July 6th, 2023
You may envision your dream home as a huge place with many rooms, but that may put a major squeeze…