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Buying a Home

Georgia natural gas guide
Georgia natural gas guide Homes & Real Estate September 7, 2018
Which company has the best natural gas rate for you this month? Our monthly update on natural gas rates in…
Two hidden home costs every prospective buyer should know about
Hidden home costs every prospective buyer should know about Homes & Real Estate August 24, 2018
If you're thinking of buying a home, you may be making the mistake of only budgeting for the mortgage, but the…
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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac introduce 3% mortgage downpayment programs Homes & Real Estate August 21, 2018
If you're struggling to come up with 20% to put down on a home, two of the nation's largest mortgage…
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How much you need to earn to buy a home in America’s cheapest & most expensive cities Homes & Real Estate August 17, 2018
Want to buy a new home? It may sound obvious, but where you live can have a big impact on…
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What is the HUD ‘Good Neighbor Next Door’ program? Homes & Real Estate July 27, 2018
Every day, first responders put their lives on the line on our streets while educators shape the future leaders of…
Clark Howard: Here’s who should NOT buy a home in 2018
Clark Howard: Here’s who should NOT buy a home in 2018 Buying a Home July 24, 2018
If you're in the market to buy a new home, your real estate agent may suggest that you write an…
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FHA 203(k): This fixer-upper rehab loan could put you in the home of your dreams! Homes & Real Estate July 23, 2018
Do you have your eye on an older home that needs a little TLC, but you think the cost of…
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Simple Showing: Keep more money in your pocket when buying or selling a home Homes & Real Estate July 18, 2018
Ever have the feeling that you do more work than your real estate agent when you buy a home? After…
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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…
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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…
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Clark Howard: Why I’m not a fan of brand new homes 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…
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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…
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…
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