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Can your HOA foreclose on your home? Homes & Real Estate October 5, 2018
The battle between individual homeowners and mandatory homeowners associations (HOA) in covenant communities is nothing new. But it can take a…
Mortgage
Ask Clark: What percentage of my income should I budget for rent or a mortgage? Homes & Real Estate September 13, 2018
Wondering where you should set the cap on your housing expenses? Money expert Clark Howard has new advice that's been…
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What’s the difference between PMI and MIP? Homes & Real Estate September 4, 2018
If you choose to buy a home with little or no money down, there's an additional expense you'll have to…
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…
Reverse mortgage
4 alternatives to a reverse mortgage Homes & Real Estate August 20, 2018
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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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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Home equity loans & lines of credit: 7 common questions answered Homes & Real Estate August 10, 2018
If you've been in your home for a while and the value of your property has held steady or increased,…
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How to make money renting your home on Airbnb Homes & Real Estate August 7, 2018
If you've ever considered ways to generate some supplemental income, you may have pondered the possibility of renting your home…
Convicted burglar reveals 9 secrets to keep your home safe
Convicted burglar reveals 9 secrets to keep your home safe Homes & Real Estate July 30, 2018
Expensive security cameras and alarm systems may not be enough to keep burglars away! Speaking from behind bars, convicted burglar…
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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…
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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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Ask Clark: Should I take out a 15-year mortgage instead of a 30-year loan? Homes & Real Estate July 10, 2018
I love 15-year mortgages, yet no matter how much I sing their praises, I can't really seem to get people…
How to shop for a home security system
How to shop for a home security system Homes & Real Estate July 5, 2018
When you're shopping for a home security system, here's what you need to know in order to protect your family…
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4 simple & affordable backyard upgrades that create big resale value Homes & Real Estate July 2, 2018
The process of selling a home can be a daunting experience. The pressure of moving coupled with worries about living…
Arctic Air Review: Can this ‘As Seen On TV’ product lower your AC bill?
Arctic Air Review: Can this ‘As Seen On TV’ product lower your AC bill? Homes & Real Estate June 30, 2018
If running the air conditioner all day is costing you a small fortune, you're not alone! Team Clark is always…
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Does paying off your mortgage make sense under the new tax law? Homes & Real Estate June 29, 2018
We all know there have been a lot of changes to tax law recently. Among them you may have heard…
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How my mortgage principal payoff countdown keeps me inspired Homes & Real Estate June 29, 2018
You've probably heard the argument that if you borrowed really cheap money to buy a home, you should just pay…
NACA
5 things to know about NACA Homes & Real Estate June 26, 2018
The Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) is many things to many people. For some, it's a last resort before…
Paint stripping
Warning: Retailers are pulling this potentially deadly product — is it in your home? Health June 22, 2018
Home Depot, Lowe's and retail locations of Sherwin Williams all say they will stop selling paint strippers that contain a…
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Ask Clark: Are those mailers advertising cheap lakefront & mountain property a scam? Homes & Real Estate June 21, 2018
You've probably seen them tucked among the clutter in your mailbox: Picturesque mailings on nice card stock touting beautiful lots…
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Here are the insurance policies homeowners need and the ones to skip Insurance June 21, 2018
Congratulations! You're a homeowner. Now that you've made the step up from renting, you're no doubt bombarded with offers for…
Here are your home warranty horror stories
Here are your home warranty horror stories Homes & Real Estate June 14, 2018
“Home warranties aren't worth the paper they're written on.” That's a direct quote from money expert Clark Howard and it…
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Get organized and earn some extra cash: Tips for turning clutter into cash Homes & Real Estate June 13, 2018
As we hit the halfway mark of 2018, it's a good time to review those New Year's Resolutions you set…
16 things your home warranty probably doesn’t cover
16 things your home warranty probably doesn’t cover Homes & Real Estate June 8, 2018
When things go bump at your home, who ya gonna call? If your answer is, "My home warranty company," we've…
3 ways to keep your home comfy and save on energy bills all year long
3 ways to keep your home comfy and save on energy bills all year long Homes & Real Estate May 31, 2018
With agreeable weather, a can-do attitude and some time on your hands, now may just be the time to attack…
These are the best paint colors for a quick home sale
These are the best paint colors for a quick home sale Homes & Real Estate May 25, 2018
If you're planning to list your home for sale, a fresh coat of paint on the walls may be key…
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9 best paints for your home Homes & Real Estate May 24, 2018
Painting is one of the easiest DIY projects that can improve the look of your home when you're on a…
Property taxes
How to appeal your property tax assessment Homes & Real Estate May 17, 2018
Think your property tax assessment is too high? The property tax appeal process is easier than you may think! I…