Homes & Real Estate

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…
home diy painting
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…
What you don’t know about air duct cleaning can hurt you
What you don’t know about air duct cleaning can hurt you Homes & Real Estate May 16, 2018
If it's been a while since your last air duct cleaning, you're probably tempted to make that call and get…
What's the best setting for your thermostat during the summer?
What’s the best setting for your thermostat during the summer? Homes & Real Estate May 9, 2018
They say home is where the heart is, but in the summer it could also be where the heat is…
Why U.S. rents are increasing, and how to save money on your next place
Why U.S. rents are increasing, and how to save money on your next place Homes & Real Estate May 8, 2018
If you're in the market to rent a home or apartment, one thing you can quickly surmise is that the…
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
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…
Portrait of Middle-Aged Meter Reader
Have solicitors asking about your electric bill? Here’s what you need to know Scams & Rip-Offs May 2, 2018
Some scams have a way of popping out of the woodwork from time to time and then going underground before…
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…
Best window air conditioners for warm weather
Best window air conditioners for warm weather Homes & Real Estate April 27, 2018
You might not realize it if you live in a hot climate where central air is common, but room air…
House sold
7 unique staging tips that will help your home sell fast Homes & Real Estate April 25, 2018
After you've cleaned until you can't stand the smell of pine, cleared out all the clutter from every inch of…
10 cities where you can buy a home for $800 a month
10 cities where you can buy a home for $800 a month Mortgages April 24, 2018
After nearly bottoming out about a decade ago, home prices are again on the upswing around the United States. Attesting…
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…
10 ways homeowners waste money — and how not to
10 ways homeowners waste money — and how not to Homes & Real Estate April 13, 2018
What do you do when your monthly budget for home expenses doesn't leave much for your savings plan? How about…
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…
sticky note that says 'mortgage payment due'
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…
With buggy weather forecast this spring, here’s how to kickstart your pest control
With buggy weather forecast this spring, here’s how to kickstart your pest control Homes & Real Estate April 5, 2018
A new report from the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) says that warm weather will create significant pest activity this…
Here are the 2 biggest ‘hidden’ expenses when selling a home
Here are the 2 biggest ‘hidden’ expenses when selling a home Homes & Real Estate April 4, 2018
When you decide to put your home up for sale, it's easy to envision a smooth process where the new…
What is an amortization schedule? Use this chart to pay off your mortgage faster
What is an amortization schedule? Use this chart to pay off your mortgage faster Mortgages March 22, 2018
If you're a homeowner, you probably received an amortization schedule during the closing process, but have you looked at it…
The walls have eyes: How sellers could be spying on house-hunters
The walls have eyes: How sellers could be spying on house-hunters Homes & Real Estate March 16, 2018
It's no secret that in today's world, we've all had to adjust our expectations of privacy. But would you believe…
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The cheapest way to protect your family? Try a $10 box strike plate! Homes & Real Estate March 9, 2018
Smart locks are all the rage today, but they're hamstrung by a very dumb problem: If your smart lock doesn't…
10 best markets for first-time homebuyers in 2018
10 best markets for first-time homebuyers in 2018 Homes & Real Estate March 8, 2018
If you know anyone who's looking to buy their first home, you don't need us to tell you that it's…
How paying off a mortgage in 2 years changed this woman’s life
How paying off a mortgage in 2 years changed this woman’s life Mortgages March 6, 2018
Kim Anderson approached her husband one day with an idea that caught him by surprise: "Why don't we just pay…
Man at home improvement store
Don’t try this at home: Common repairs that aren’t DIY Homes & Real Estate February 26, 2018
Everyone wants to feel self-sufficient, and even those with deep pockets find it's a good idea to stick to some…
Home security system - Your guide to DIY home security systems
Your guide to DIY home security systems Homes & Real Estate February 22, 2018
Everyone likes to feel safe and the security of yourself and your family no doubt ranks pretty high on the…
Thinking about being an Airbnb host? Check to see if your city is on this list
Thinking about being an Airbnb host? Check to see if your city is on this list Homes & Real Estate February 19, 2018
The rise in popularity of homesharing services like Airbnb is allowing people around the world to make some extra cash…
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…