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Small Homes Can Offer Big Returns

NerdWallet | Posted 02.14.2017 | Business
NerdWallet

Daniel Tonkovich & Emily Starbuck Crone When shopping for a new home, bigger is better, right? When it comes to roomier closets and more spacious kit...

Thinking of Buying? The Real Cost of Owning a Home

NerdWallet | Posted 11.29.2016 | Business
NerdWallet

By Hal Bundrick, CFP Owning a home means you can blow out a wall to create a more spacious kitchen or paint your bedroom a flaming fuchsia -- things ...

Virtual Reality: How Tech Is Changing The Way You Buy And Sell A Home

NerdWallet | Posted 11.08.2016 | Business
NerdWallet

By Michael Burge Virtual reality is no longer associated with just gaming. The real estate industry is adopting this evolving technology to help you ...

10 Myths Associated With Selling Your Home to Investors [Infographic]

Piyush Mangukiya | Posted 10.25.2016 | HuffPost Home
Piyush Mangukiya

Real estate investors often get a bad rap when it comes to purchasing homes. Much of that reputation is based on myths about how investors work, and t...

How Your Credit Score Affects Your Mortgage Rate

NerdWallet | Posted 10.17.2016 | Business
NerdWallet

By Michael Burge Without a high credit score, you won't qualify for the best mortgage rates available, which could mean you'll end up paying more mon...

Stop! 6 Ways You're Sabotaging Your Mortgage Preapproval

NerdWallet | Posted 09.06.2016 | Business
NerdWallet

By Deborah Kearns Homebuyers make a lot of mistakes that hurt their chances of getting a mortgage preapproval from their lender. You don't want to j...

How to Bounce Back After Foreclosure

NerdWallet | Posted 08.23.2016 | Business
NerdWallet

By Deborah Kearns Philip and Denise Powell lost their home in 2011 after Philip's hours as a pastor were cut in half and Denise was sidelined by a su...

Self-Employed? 8 Keys to Getting Approved for a Mortgage and Buying a Home

NerdWallet | Posted 08.16.2016 | Business
NerdWallet

By Hal M. Bundrick, CFP Your office might be a built-in desk in the corner of a spare bedroom, a downtown co-working space -- or the front seat of y...

7 Things to Never Hide From Your Mortgage Broker

NerdWallet | Posted 08.09.2016 | Business
NerdWallet

By Deborah Kearns After you submit a mortgage application, you'll be expected to document standard financial details such as your income, tax returns...

6 Reasons to Take Out a Smaller Mortgage Than You Qualify For

NerdWallet | Posted 07.19.2016 | Business
NerdWallet

By Michael Burge Whether you're buying your first home or your fifth, being approved for a larger-than-expected mortgage can be intoxicating. But qua...

Renovation Shows Have it All Wrong

Melissa Terzis | Posted 07.13.2016 | HuffPost Home
Melissa Terzis

I believe in 1970’s parenting. This means if my kids aren’t at the playground then they’re in front of the TV. (Don’t judge.) We’re big Pep...

Two Things You Need to Know About Homeowners Associations

NerdWallet | Posted 07.12.2016 | Business
NerdWallet

By Michael Burge Owning a home isn't always a happily-ever-after story. On any given day, you might deal with a leaky roof, a weedy lawn or a bad nei...

Make Buying a Home Easier With 3 Smart Money Moves Now

NerdWallet | Posted 07.05.2016 | Business
NerdWallet

By Deborah Kearns If you're fresh out of college and settling in at your first or second job, homeownership might be out of sight, out of mind. But t...

LGBT Housing Discrimination: How to Spot It and What to Do

NerdWallet | Posted 06.28.2016 | Business
NerdWallet

By Michael Burge Helping LGBT people combat housing discrimination doesn't make you immune from it. Just ask Jeff Hammerberg, CEO and founder of GayR...

Homebuyer Education: The First Step to Buying a Home

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

The purchase of a home is among the biggest financial decisions people will make in a lifetime. Taking a qualified homebuying class will do more than ...

What to Expect From a Home Inspection

NerdWallet | Posted 06.07.2016 | Business
NerdWallet

By Hal M. Bundrick, CFP A home inspection is a lot like a test-driving a new car, only better. Instead of just punching the accelerator and a few das...

14 Secrets About Buying A Home You Probably Haven't Thought Of

Quora | Posted 06.03.2016 | HuffPost Home
Quora

What are good tips for buying a house? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people ...

Making an Offer on a House: Put It All in Writing

NerdWallet | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business
NerdWallet

By Hal M. Bundrick, CFP You've found a house you love, and now you're ready to make an offer. This is where the process really begins to get serious ...

How To Refinance Everything In Your Life

Trulia | Posted 05.11.2016 | HuffPost Home
Trulia

Let's play a little word-association game. What comes to mind when you hear the word "refinance"? If you answered "mortgages," you're not alone.

The Best Month To Sell A House, According To A New Study

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 04.05.2016 | HuffPost Home

Just like there's a magic day to buy a plane ticket, there's a specific month when you should try to sell your house: May. In a new study, researchers...

Don't Be a Financial Fool

Ralph Nader | Posted 04.01.2016 | Business
Ralph Nader

Being "financially literate" means more than knowing the difference between a stock and a bond -- it means understanding that businesses go for their bottom line before they watch out for your pocketbook.

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.

8 Things Your Home Inspector Won't Inspect

Trulia | Posted 02.19.2017 | HuffPost Home
Trulia

Inspection day is exciting. Besides running all the faucets, testing the appliances, and peeling back that shag carpet to check for hardwood (fingers ...

Top 5 Reasons to Buy a Home During the Holidays

MoneyTips | Posted 12.11.2016 | Business
MoneyTips

Few people like to uproot their family and go through the stresses of home buying and moving during the holidays, but for those who do not mind, the holiday season may provide home buying bargains.

It's An Open House -- Of Horrors!

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.15.2015 | Weird News

That'll teach them to home-hunt before Halloween. Watch these unsuspecting buyers attend an open house that turns spooky, then terrifying. And that's ...