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Owning a Home

The Top 10 Cities To Own A Home In America | Posted 11.06.2015 | HuffPost Home

The Porch survey illustrates there is much more to homeowner satisfaction than square footage and the number of bathrooms. Communities that offer benefits like highly ranked schools, low crime rates and short commutes have higher home values than surrounding neighborhoods.

6 Comics That Perfectly Sum Up The Agony Of Owning A Home

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 07.29.2015 | HuffPost Home

Owning a home is both a wonderful and time-consuming experience. With extra space comes added chores and responsibilities. Cartoonist Brian Gordon per...

Nobody Told Me Owning A Home Would Suck

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 12.04.2015 | HuffPost Home

There's a major sense of accomplishment that goes hand-in-hand with buying your first home. Not only does it mean you worked hard and were able to squ...

7 Things Every First-Time Homeowner Should Know

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

By Amy Shearn You've spent hours researching mortgage rates, but here are a few things no one warns you will come with the property territory. ...

Taxes Nightmare For Homesellers Few Understand

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 09.08.2013 | HuffPost Home
Gini Graham Scott

The foreclosure mess due to the economic downturn has left many homeowners facing devastating taxes, even after they sell a house in a foreclosure or short sale or one that is underwater, so they earn little, nothing, or sell the home at a loss.

Buying a Home Is 45% Cheaper Than Renting

Jed Kolko | Posted 11.14.2012 | Business
Jed Kolko

Buying may beat renting in every major metro by a wide margin, saving consumers thousands of dollars a year, but buying still remains out of reach for many would-be homeowners.

Fixed Mortgage Rates Hit Record Lows

AP | Posted 07.05.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON — Fixed U.S. mortgage rates fell again to new record lows, providing prospective buyers with more incentive to brave a modestly recoverin...

Fewer Than Two-Thirds Of Americans Think Buying A Home Is A Good Investment, Poll Finds

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (By Corbett Daly) - Homeownership as an investment is no longer the rock-solid foundation for the American Dream it once was, accordin...

Owning Home May No Longer Be A Shortcut To Upward Mobility

DailyFinance | CHARLES HUGH SMITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In the period beginning with the close of World War II and right up to 2005, buying a house opened up a pathway to upward mobility even for those with...

Home Ownership, the Smart Way

Ryan Mack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ryan Mack

I'd love for more Americans to realize the dream of owning their own home. But we need to be diligent enough to do our own research and not leave our financial futures in the hands of others.