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I’m Saving for a Home I Intend To Buy Years from Now. Where Should I Keep the Money? Homes & Real Estate June 29th, 2023
You want to buy a house. But you know the market is tough right now with a lack of supply…
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6 Tips for Hiring a Contractor Homes & Real Estate June 23rd, 2023
When it comes to home improvement, some projects are simply too big to tackle on your own. If you’re thinking…
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How Can I Afford a Nice House on a Nice Plot of Land in This Housing Market? Homes & Real Estate June 21st, 2023
The housing market has proven challenging for potential buyers in the last few years. First, home prices soared with historically…
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Unprecedented Change to Clark Howard’s Longtime Home Buying Rule Mortgages June 14th, 2023
The dream of homeownership is just that for many Americans — a dream — as stubborn inflation continues to keep…
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Why You Should Not Get a 1% Down Payment Mortgage Homes & Real Estate June 13th, 2023
Although the U.S. economy continues to hum along, current conditions have created some very real barriers for would-be homeowners, making…
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The Home Service Clark Says You Should Actually Pre-Pay Homes & Real Estate June 12th, 2023
Any time you need to hire a contractor or a skilled tradesperson to work on your home, you have a…
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Should I Invest in Real Estate Inside a Self-Directed IRA? Homes & Real Estate June 6th, 2023
If you've done a great job contributing to your IRA, you may get tempted to invest in real estate inside…
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When and How Far Will Mortgage Rates Go Down? Clark Predicts Homes & Real Estate June 2nd, 2023
Home buyers and sellers are mostly on the sidelines right now. Most homeowners with mortgages are sporting "golden handcuffs," afraid…
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Should I Raise the Rent on My 90-Year-Old Mother-in-Law? Homes & Real Estate June 1st, 2023
It's less common in the United States in the 21st century. But in many parts of the world, and in…
How To Find a Good Moving Company
How To Find a Good Moving Company Homes & Real Estate May 24th, 2023
If you've ever done a big move, you know that it can be a stressful experience. And sometimes, a large…
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What Home Security Camera Does Clark Prefer Ahead of Amazon’s Ring? Homes & Real Estate May 24th, 2023
If you own a home, there's a good chance you'll want a home security camera. There are just too many…
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Airbnb Just Made Two Big Changes To Make It Better Homes & Real Estate May 19th, 2023
Airbnb has been an affordable alternative to hotels for many years now, but its reputation has taken a hit as…
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Report: The Median Home Size in Every U.S. State Homes & Real Estate May 19th, 2023
When it comes to home size, some people believe that bigger is better. But as you know, the larger your…
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What’s the Best Setting for Your Thermostat During the Summer? Homes & Real Estate May 15th, 2023
The temperature is rising outside and that means keeping your home cool will be a priority for the months ahead.…
These Are the Most and Least Expensive States for Home Insurance
These Are the Most and Least Expensive States for Home Insurance Insurance May 8th, 2023
According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), the cost of homeowners insurance has “risen significantly since the pandemic.” Rates increased…
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Does It Ever Make Sense To Physically Build Your Own Home To Save Money? Homes & Real Estate May 3rd, 2023
There's building a new house and then there's building your own home. Not many people have the skillset to build…
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The Best Time To Buy a House in 2023 Homes & Real Estate April 26th, 2023
If you're thinking about buying a house sometime soon, you probably have in mind a specific time of the year…
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Do I Need To Re-Visit My Homeowners Insurance Coverage After Years of High Inflation? Homes & Real Estate April 18th, 2023
Inflation in the United States has remained above 5% for 25 consecutive months. It overlaps in part with the onset…
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Home Title Lock: Is It the Same As Home Title Insurance? Homes & Real Estate April 18th, 2023
There’s no shortage of companies offering insurance or other services to protect your home from unexpected events. With all the…
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Can I Afford a Penthouse Condo in South Florida? Homes & Real Estate April 13th, 2023
A comedian sold his house near Los Angeles and wants to buy a penthouse condo north of Miami. No, there's…
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Report: 10 Cities Where Houses Are Cheaper Than Condos Homes & Real Estate April 5th, 2023
The U.S. real estate market has been an exercise in patience for many Americans. Many have opted for a condo…
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How Do I Decide Whether To Raise Rent on My Tenants? Homes & Real Estate April 3rd, 2023
Money is at the forefront of our minds more often than normal as Americans. Inflation, down from its peak, still…
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My Parents Are Divorcing and My Dad Wants Me To Buy Half of Their House. Should I Do It? Homes & Real Estate March 31st, 2023
Mixing family and business can be challenging even in the best of circumstances. How about doing it with your aging…
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I Want To Buy a House but the Prices and Mortgage Rates Are Expensive. Should I Stay Patient? Homes & Real Estate March 29th, 2023
The housing market has been challenging for people in the market since the tail end of 2021. Prices skyrocketed late…
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Should I Turn To Costco for a Home Renovation Project? Homes & Real Estate March 20th, 2023
Costco sells all sorts of unexpected items beyond bulk groceries. That includes engagement rings, vacations, furniture, caskets and swimming pools.…
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Which Is More Practical: Financing a Home Addition or Buying a Bigger House? Homes & Real Estate February 28th, 2023
Your current home no longer meets all your needs. Should you buy a different house or renovate the one you…
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What Should You Think About Home-Buying Companies Willing To Pay Cash for As-Is Properties? Homes & Real Estate January 6th, 2023
Mortgage rates are soaring at a time when inflation, a stock market decline and a slowing job market have pressured…
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Are Swimming Pools Becoming Affordable Again? Homes & Real Estate January 3rd, 2023
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States in 2020 caused a massive shift in culture, business and…
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What Is Time-of-Use Metering and Should You Sign Up? Homes & Real Estate December 19th, 2022
Keeping tabs on how much electricity you use is a good way to save money on your utilities. But money…
Here Are Your Home Warranty Horror Stories
Here Are Your Home Warranty Horror Stories Homes & Real Estate November 22nd, 2022
“Home warranties aren't worth the paper they're written on.” That's a direct quote from money expert Clark Howard, and it…