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Buying a Home

Buying A Home With Retirement Savings: Pros And Cons

Rob Berger | Posted 02.15.2017 | HuffPost Home
Rob Berger

If you've been socking money away in a retirement account and are ready to buy a home, you could tap into that savings to boost your buying power. There are several ways to use retirement funds to put a down payment on a home.

Time to Sell? 5 Ways to Make Your House Buyer Friendly

Scott Taylor | Posted 12.05.2016 | HuffPost Home
Scott Taylor

Let's be honest, selling a house is an awful experience. The waiting, the fear and, of course, the packing. No matter which way you spin it selling yo...

CLUE Report: This Surprising Database Can Drive Up Your Homeowners Insurance Premiums

Laura Adams | Posted 11.22.2016 | HuffPost Home
Laura Adams

If you're about to buy a home you're also probably trying to save money wherever you can, which includes finding an affordable homeowners insurance po...

6 Reasons to Use a Real Estate Agency - When Buying/Selling a House

Ali Ashraf | Posted 11.21.2016 | Business
Ali Ashraf

There comes a time in every entrepreneur's lifecycle, where you reach a certain level of success that leaves you hungry for more. Most reinvest in the...

5 Hidden Costs of Homeownership to Be Aware Of

Kevin Yu | Posted 09.30.2016 | Business
Kevin Yu

Becoming a first-time homeowner can be exciting, but it also comes with a lot of stress throughout the process. You'll have to spend time looking for the perfect home within your price range, go through the mortgage process, and then figure out the type of furnishing you want inside your new home.

Lease Option and Equitable Interest

Marko Rubel | Posted 09.01.2016 | Business
Marko Rubel

Many investors are concerned about selling a property on lease option because of the possibility that the tenant buyer will claim equitable interest.

Here's How Much Money You Need To Make To Buy A Home

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.24.2016 | Business

In most of the U.S., a household income of $150,000 means you’re doing pretty well. In San Francisco, it’s probably not enough to buy a home. A r...

How to Get a Mortgage

NerdWallet | Posted 06.21.2016 | Business

By Michael Burge With all the people, paperwork and time-intensive steps involved, getting a mortgage can be a harrowing proposition. But if you take...

USAGov's Five Tips for Getting Great Deals from Government Auctions and Sales | Posted 05.17.2016 | HuffPost Home

You may have heard that you can buy "stuff" from the government. But how does it work? Can you really get good deals? With these tips from USAGov, you...

10 Game Changing Things to Do Before Buying Your First Home

Lauren Bowling | Posted 04.20.2016 | HuffPost Home
Lauren Bowling

Buying a home is an intense process, especially so for first-timers. Since buying my own home in July 2013, I've gotten a lot of questions about how to get the ball rolling, so I've compiled all of my knowledge here.

7 Things Your Real Estate Agent Will Never Tell You

Trulia | Posted 03.29.2016 | HuffPost Home

A home sale can feel like a one-sided process. Whether you're the buyer or the seller, it's hard to get feedback on what could be going wrong from the...

Nine Things to Know Before You Hire a Home Inspector

Laura McHolm | Posted 03.21.2016 | HuffPost Home
Laura McHolm

Everyone knows that buying a home is a huge financial and emotional commitment. Most of us purchase a home just a few times in our lifetime. It's full...

Nation's Housing Markets Appear to Have Learned a Lesson

Ken Johnson | Posted 03.16.2016 | Business
Ken Johnson

After months of seemingly becoming overheated, the nation's housing markets are now showing welcome signs of leveling off, which should remove warnings of possible hard landings in some cities.

5 First Time Home Buying Mistakes That Cost Me Big Time

Lauren Bowling | Posted 02.11.2017 | HuffPost Home
Lauren Bowling

I like to think of the first year of homeownership akin to (what I assume to be) the first year of marriage. It's often the most difficult, because you don't know what to expect. You're used to something different (renting) and the entire year is spent adjusting. It's just as great at you imagined it would be, but it often involves a lot of very hard work.

How I Bought A House for $1,800 (And How You Can Do It Too)

Lauren Bowling | Posted 12.04.2016 | HuffPost Home
Lauren Bowling

I've gone back and forth on if I think my first home purchase was a mistake or a good thing. Only time will tell if my finances wash out, but one thing I did do well was leverage government and city programs to get into my home for almost no money.

First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes You Don't Want To Make

Thrillist | Posted 12.01.2016 | HuffPost Home

You really, really don't want to make mistakes when you buy your first house. It could be a costly error -- even more costly than the time you dropped $10,000 on rare Beanie Babies in the '90s.

How Much House You Can REALLY Afford

Trulia | Posted 11.19.2016 | HuffPost Home

It doesn't matter if you're searching homes for sale in Fort Lauderdale, FL, or Philadelphia, PA. Type "how much house can I afford" into a Google sea...

Millennials Don't Want to Buy Houses -- Would You Buy or Rent?

Shazir Mucklai | Posted 10.28.2016 | Business
Shazir Mucklai

Many experts have argued about the reasons millennials do not want to own a house. Some experts argued that student loan debts, anxiety or fears are the reasons millennials seems to favor renting a home. Yet, other experts are of the opinion that the lack of commitment is the key factor why millennials are not buying houses.

5 Signs You Should Keep Renting | Posted 10.09.2016 | HuffPost Home

We all know buying a home is a big step and while homeownership offers serious benefits, renting can be just as sweet a deal. If you're struggling to commit to buying, remember that the decision is personal.

Sticker Shock: These 6 Cute Homes Are Considered Budget Buys in California

Trulia | Posted 10.08.2016 | HuffPost Home

California has struck gold (again). Only this time, it's in real estate -- not actual gold -- and many are cashing out on the wild and wacko market. ...

Top 5 Real Estate Attorney No-No's in New York

Andrew Lieb | Posted 09.25.2016 | New York
Andrew Lieb

You may have read in the news about attorneys who stole their clients' money, lost their license and went to jail. Yes, managing escrow money gets attorneys in trouble the most often. However, there are many other red flags that you should watch out for when selecting legal representation for your real estate transaction.

7 Things To Keep In Mind When Restoring A Home Abroad

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 09.12.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Buying and restoring a fixer-upper in another country... It can be an appealing idea. Houses in need of some tender loving care can be bought below market value and, when renovated, can resell for a nice profit. This is especially true in countries where labor costs are low.

Your 4-Step Financial Checklist to Buying a Home

GoGirl Finance | Posted 09.11.2016 | Money
GoGirl Finance

Buying a home is one of the biggest traditional mile markers in American life. Although many millennials are happy to rent, more and more members of Gen Y are finally starting to dip their toes into the waters of home ownership.

7 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming A Homeowner

Erica Gellerman | Posted 08.21.2016 | HuffPost Home
Erica Gellerman

I wish I could say Jordan and I stumbled upon a cute little house while out walking hand and hand through a picturesque neighborhood and decided it was the perfect place to create a home. It wasn't quite that romantic.

4 Things You Need to Know About Property Investment in Your Twenties

Erin McKelle | Posted 08.19.2016 | Money
Erin McKelle

Now is the time to start thinking about property investment and homeownership, since starting young will give you an advantage in the financial game of life. If you're wondering what you need to know before buying, here are my four tips on investing smartly.