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Clark Howard has a break-even method for mortgage refinancing decisions.
Clark Howard’s Special Rule for Refinancing Your Mortgage Mortgages August 28th, 2020
Do favorable interest rates have you contemplating refinancing your mortgage? Before you take the leap and pay for things like…
Market conditions may be right for refinancing a mortgage.
A New Fee Is Going to Make Many Mortgage Refinances More Expensive Mortgages August 28th, 2020
If you've been sitting on the sidelines and watching others refinance their mortgages in recent months, now may be the…
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4 Renovation Projects Under $10,000 That Add Value to Your Home Homes & Real Estate August 21st, 2020
Like many of us, you may find yourself at home for long periods of time due to the pandemic. How…
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How Your Phone’s Camera Can Save You a Headache With Your Insurer Insurance August 7th, 2020
If something ever gets lost, stolen or burned at your home, how do you prove it to your insurance company?…
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Report: The 7 Cheapest States to Buy a Home Homes & Real Estate July 27th, 2020
If you're looking to buy a home and can afford to move, you may be able to find cheaper options…
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How to Get a Mortgage in 8 Steps Homes & Real Estate July 22nd, 2020
A house is likely the biggest purchase you’ll make in your lifetime. You don't want to make a mistake that…
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What Should I Do if I Can’t Pay My Mortgage or Rent? Mortgages July 13th, 2020
Have you been laid off or had your hours cut at work? Maybe you’re worried about how you’ll pay your…
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Report: Rent Is Getting Cheaper in These 10 Cities Homes & Real Estate July 9th, 2020
If you're thinking about getting a new place to rent, you may be able to find a deal right now.…
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How to Lower Your Property Taxes in 4 Easy Steps Homes & Real Estate June 22nd, 2020
Wondering how to lower your property taxes? The property tax appeal process is easier than you may think! I've appealed…
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5 Ways to Get Out of a House or Apartment Lease Homes & Real Estate June 2nd, 2020
There are many reasons people want or need to get out of a residential lease:  A job relocation, a change…
The Top 5 Affordable U.S. Metros for Homebuyers Right Now
The Top 5 Affordable U.S. Metros for Homebuyers Right Now Homes & Real Estate May 26th, 2020
If you're in the market to buy a home, low interest rates have made mortgages much more affordable. But a…
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Is a Cash-Out Refinance Right for You? Homes & Real Estate May 7th, 2020
A cash-out refinance can open up an attractive pot of money to tap into when times get tough —  in…
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Should I Get a Second Mortgage? Homes & Real Estate April 2nd, 2020
If you've been in your home for a while, chances are the value has increased or at least held steady…
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Ask Clark: Should I Still Close on My Residential Real Estate Purchase? Homes & Real Estate April 1st, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has put a real damper on so many parts of our economy, from restaurants to travel to…
20 Tips to Help You Have a Profitable Garage Sale
20 Tips to Help You Have a Profitable Garage Sale Homes & Real Estate March 26th, 2020
With sunny days starting to overtake the dreariness of winter, garage sale season is once again upon us. You may…
6 Spring Home Projects to Start Planning for Now
6 Spring Home Projects to Start Planning for Now Homes & Real Estate March 26th, 2020
Warmer temperatures, greener landscapes and outdoor festivities are finally here! In preparation for this much-anticipated seasonal shift, get a head…
The coronavirus has homeowners pondering whether they should sell their homes.
Coronavirus Pandemic: Should You Still Buy or Sell a Home in 2020? Homes & Real Estate March 18th, 2020
If you were considering buying or selling a home in 2020, the emergence of a coronavirus pandemic in the United…
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Should You Refinance Your Mortgage Right Now? Mortgages March 17th, 2020
Are you stuck with a high mortgage payment? Maybe you've heard that rates are at historic lows and wondered if…
Virginia Beach is one of the most affordable cities for renters
Report: The Most Affordable U.S. Cities for Renters Homes & Real Estate February 20th, 2020
Although home and apartment rents seem like they're going up all across the United States, it would be a mistake…
Report: The 3 Home Renovations That Are Worth the Cost
Report: The 3 Home Renovations That Are Worth the Cost Homes & Real Estate February 10th, 2020
Renovating your home can be a huge undertaking and not without its headaches — but it can really pay off…
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Why You Should Never Get a Mortgage From a Big Bank Mortgages February 6th, 2020
When it's time to get a mortgage, there are any number of places you can shop: Credit unions, online lenders…
Interest Rates Are at the Lowest Point in Nearly 4 Years – Should You Refinance?
Interest Rates Are at the Lowest Point in Nearly 4 Years – Should You Refinance? Homes & Real Estate February 6th, 2020
A four-year low in mortgage rates has triggered a 15% surge in refinance applications, according to a new report. If…
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KeyMe Review: The DIY Way to Copy Your Keys Homes & Real Estate November 20th, 2019
Are you afraid of getting locked out of your house or car and having to hire an expensive locksmith? There's…
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Is it really cheaper to buy a fixer-upper? Homes & Real Estate September 20th, 2019
Whether you're buying your first residence or an investment property, you want to turn that house into a home. Oftentimes,…
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Clark Howard: Here’s My Experience Selling a Home With an iBuyer Homes & Real Estate September 11th, 2019
You might have heard of some relatively new real estate services like Offerpad, Opendoor and Knock. They're called iBuying services…
Cheapest and most expensive states to buy a home
Cheapest and most expensive states to buy a home Homes & Real Estate September 9th, 2019
In the modern era, homeownership has become attainable to more Americans, but prices are steadily rising. Still, there are locations…
How To Set Up Your Own Biweekly Mortgage Plan Without Paying Any Fees
How To Set Up Your Own Biweekly Mortgage Plan Without Paying Any Fees Mortgages August 22nd, 2019
Is being able to pay your mortgage off early a dream of yours? With a biweekly mortgage plan, it's possible…
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You might not like the government’s new suggestions for your thermostat settings Homes & Real Estate August 22nd, 2019
The U.S. government-backed energy efficiency program Energy Star has some new recommendations out for where you should set your home…
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How To Choose the Right Home Safe for Your Needs Homes & Real Estate August 21st, 2019
Money expert Clark Howard prefers to store his valuables in a home safe rather than a safe deposit box at…
Saving for a down payment: How much and where to stash it
Saving for a down payment: How much and where to stash it Homes & Real Estate August 19th, 2019
Are you saving for a down payment on a home? How much will you need and where should you put…