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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…
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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.…
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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…