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Buying a Home

NACA
5 things to know about NACA Buying a Home June 26, 2018
The Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) is many things to many people. For some, it's a last resort before…
home insurance cost by state
These are the most and least expensive states for home insurance Insurance May 2, 2018
With home insurance costs set to rise this year, there's never been a better time to re-shop your insurance. But…
home buying
Home buying 101: Should you buy new or used? Homes & Real Estate May 2, 2018
Homes come in two flavors — new and used. Each one has its pros and cons, but I have a bias…
Tips for first-time homebuyers
Tips for first-time homebuyers Homes & Real Estate May 1, 2018
Shopping for your first home? Here are some key pointers to keep in mind as you undertake the process of…
Why homes in the U.S. are selling quicker than ever — and how to cash in
Why homes in the U.S. are selling quicker than ever — and how to cash in Homes & Real Estate April 19, 2018
Take a gander around the average American neighborhood and you'll see a red-hot housing market. "For sale" signs and moving…
Mortgage
Can I pay my mortgage or rent with a credit card? Money & Credit April 18, 2018
Credit cards are a great way to earn miles and points for free and discounted travel or cash back, but…
Report: Facebook, Instagram photos leading millennials to buy homes
Report: Facebook, Instagram photos leading millennials to buy homes Homes & Real Estate April 11, 2018
Social media's allure may be doing more than just spurring people to "like" this and "favorite" that. It may also…
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More homebuyers are taking out mortgages that stretch them thin Homes & Real Estate April 11, 2018
Could we be seeing warning signs of a new housing crisis in the making? A disturbing new report from mortgage-data…
Selling your home yourself? Here’s how an ‘Agents Protected’ sign can help you
Selling your home yourself? Here’s how an ‘Agents Protected’ sign can help you Homes & Real Estate April 6, 2018
Much like the temperatures outside, the real estate market is heating up. That means potential homebuyers these days are flocking…
Tech startup Divvy aims to revolutionize the rent-to-own model for houses
Tech startup Divvy aims to revolutionize the rent-to-own model for houses Homes & Real Estate February 15, 2018
A new tech startup that allows renters to build up credit for a potential home purchase down the line may be…
Ready to buy a home? Mortgage interest rates are rising…
Ready to buy a home? Mortgage interest rates are rising… Mortgages January 18, 2018
The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose above 4% for the first time since May 2017, according to the latest Freddie…
Georgia natural gas guide
Georgia natural gas guide Homes & Real Estate October 16, 2017
Money expert Clark Howard says you should lock your natural gas rates in now, as they are likely to rise…
How to lease a home with an option to purchase
How to lease a home with an option to purchase Homes & Real Estate October 9, 2017
Have you ever thought about how to lease a home with an option to purchase? This might be a solid…
Buying a home? | 15 ways to shop for the lowest mortgage rates
Buying a home? | 15 ways to shop for the lowest mortgage rates Homes & Real Estate September 1, 2017
Want lower fees, higher returns, more convenience and better customer service from your bank? Join our #SwitchDitchSave movement Oct. 2…
29 tactics for living alone without breaking the bank
29 tactics for living alone without breaking the bank Money & Credit August 18, 2017
Living with roommates is a great way to keep housing costs low. But what if you get sick of sharing…
Downpayment insurance: What is it and do you need it?
Downpayment insurance: What is it and do you need it? Insurance August 15, 2017
You can get insurance on almost anything — computers, phones, trips, your identity, your credit, your pets...and even the downpayment…
Should both your names be on the mortgage?
Should both your names be on the mortgage? Money & Credit August 15, 2017
You’ve got a solid relationship and you’re ready to take it to the next step—applying for a joint mortgage. In…
Buying a home? Here are 9 costly mortgage mistakes to avoid
Buying a home? Here are 9 costly mortgage mistakes to avoid Homes & Real Estate July 15, 2017
A house will likely be the biggest purchase you make in your lifetime — so you don't want to mess…
86% of renters can’t afford to buy a home: Here’s how you can prepare
86% of renters can’t afford to buy a home: Here’s how you can prepare Homes & Real Estate April 10, 2017
Research by Zillow, an online real estate company, found that most Americans who are currently renting either do not have the financial…
StreamLoan app simplifies the mortgage application process
StreamLoan app simplifies the mortgage application process Homes & Real Estate February 27, 2017
Apple is admired the world over for how it keeps users in its ecosystem. Amazon too keeps Prime customers firmlyensconced…
50 ways house hunters can get ready for homebuying season
50 ways house hunters can get ready for homebuying season Homes & Real Estate February 23, 2017
Spring will very soon have sprung — which means “For Sale” signs will be in full bloom— and if you’re…
Where is the U.S. housing market headed in 2017?
Where is the U.S. housing market headed in 2017? Homes & Real Estate January 31, 2017
It's a question of near-universal interest — whether we own a home, want to buy a house or make a…
New website tells you if someone died in your house!
New website tells you if someone died in your house! Homes & Real Estate January 20, 2017
Some time ago, there was an unfortunate incident at a house near us where a man committed suicide. When his…
Want to buy a home in 2017? These 5 mistakes could jeopardize your mortgage
Want to buy a home in 2017? These 5 mistakes could jeopardize your mortgage Money & Credit December 29, 2016
Shockingly, enough people still do things that can cause themselves heartache when applying for mortgages. Here’s what you need to…
New FHA loan limits may help you buy a home
New FHA loan limits may help you buy a home Homes & Real Estate December 28, 2016
Just before Thanksgiving, the Federal Housing Finance Agency released the conforming loan limits change for 2017. This change resulted in…
3 things you need to fix before applying for a mortgage
3 things you need to fix before applying for a mortgage Homes & Real Estate December 27, 2016
Buying a home is a big decision that can have a considerable impact on your finances and your future. If you're thinking…
8 totally random things people put in the dishwasher
8 totally random things people put in the dishwasher Homes & Real Estate November 30, 2016
Now that we're right smack in the middle of the holidays, we're all using our dishwashers a whole lot. (It's…
Buying a home through the VA loan program: What you need to know
Buying a home through the VA loan program: What you need to know Buying a Home November 11, 2016
When it comes to home buying, there are special considerations that go along with wearing the uniform of our nation.…
4 things homebuyers worried about a housing bubble should consider
4 things homebuyers worried about a housing bubble should consider Homes & Real Estate November 4, 2016
It’s 2016, and home prices are rising near the levels of the housing market just before the crash. Many are…
Why the holidays may be the best time to sell a house
Why the holidays may be the best time to sell a house Homes & Real Estate October 26, 2016
There's no place like home for the holidays—and that's especially true if you're looking to sell a home right now!…
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