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Resolve to Buy a Home With These 10 Must-Do Steps

(2) Comments | Posted January 7, 2015 | 4:26 PM

If you think the new year is going to be the year to put your rental days in your rear-view mirror and move into a home of your own, it's time to start preparing.

Even if you won't be ready to buy for six more months or even a year, here are 10 straightforward steps...

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5 New Year's Resolutions to Help You Get Your Own Place

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2015 | 4:53 PM

Many people make new year's resolutions to quit vices, get in better shape or take a dream vacation.

However, if you've been stuck at home with the folks -- or in an apartment with too many roommates -- you may have a different priority in the new year. You're finally ready to rent your...

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8 Benefits of Buying a House at Year's End

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 11:34 AM

Summer may be real estate's busy season, but winter offers great opportunities for buying a house, especially for renters looking to become homeowners, growing families trading up to larger houses and baby boomers seeking homes to fit their evolving lifestyles.

Generally speaking, your housing choices during the late fall are still healthy. October...

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Giving a Holiday Gift Can Improve Your Rental Life

(0) Comments | Posted December 16, 2014 | 4:40 PM

Your holiday gift list might not include landlords, mailmen and property maintenance staff--but adding these key players to your gift list this season could be a smart idea.

A few small, thoughtful gifts will go a long way toward building solid relationships (ones that might help you out during rent increases or a maintenance emergency), but getting...

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New Changes May Make Getting a Mortgage Easier

(5) Comments | Posted December 12, 2014 | 3:06 PM

If you've had past credit problems or can't save up enough to cover a large down payment, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may have just cut you a break when it comes to getting a mortgage.

Stricter credit score limits, large down payments and even heavy paperwork requirements have kept...

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5 Housing Market Predictions for 2015

(8) Comments | Posted December 11, 2014 | 1:51 PM

A new year is about to dawn--and the outlook on the housing market is definitely brighter. After all, 2014 was the best year in the U.S. economic recovery since the recession of 2008-2009.

With an accelerating economic recovery fueling job and income growth, prospects are good for homeowners and would-be...

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7 Ways to Keep Your Place Safe While You're Away

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 5:10 PM

Whether you're lying on a beach in the Caribbean for a week, touring the country on a road trip or spending the holidays back home, the last thing you want to worry about is coming back to a ransacked apartment.

But with a few simple tips, you can boost your...

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Factor Your Lifestyle Into Your Budget

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 12:52 PM

Looking at sprawling villas in the suburbs and 2,000-square-foot condos in the middle of downtown is one thing. How much home you can afford may be entirely different.

Of course, there's nothing wrong with looking. But when it comes down to finding a place that fits perfectly in looks, size and price, you...

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6 Flooring Options That Won't Anger Your Landlord

(1) Comments | Posted November 13, 2014 | 9:35 AM

Oh, those rental unit floors!

Floor décor may seem as permanent as a wall, but just because you don't own your home doesn't mean you have to live with bad laminate, splintering hardwood or pastel tiles circa 1984 -- or cover every inch with cheap rugs.

We won't...

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Think You're Playing Mortgage Rate Roulette? Here's Why

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2014 | 3:09 PM

If you're shopping for a home, you've probably already met with a lender and obtained a pre-approval letter based on your credit history, income and assets.

Hopefully, your lender also explained to you that mortgage rates fluctuate daily and from one loan program to...

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10 Interior Design Trends That Turn Off Home Buyers

(33) Comments | Posted November 5, 2014 | 9:59 PM

You want your home to look its best, and maybe you've been inspired by the interior design trends you've seen in magazines, on TV or on design websites.

But following some of the hottest home remodeling and interior design trends can backfire when it comes time to sell your home.

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Don't Forget These Six Things When Moving Out

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2014 | 8:00 PM

Leaving an old community can be difficult. On top of moving your possessions, selling your home, and saying goodbye to old friends, it can be hard to remember the things you need to do in order to set up the new life waiting for you in a new locale.


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Rent vs. Buy: Which Is Best in an Affordable City?

(0) Comments | Posted October 3, 2014 | 9:16 PM

City living is exciting. It's also expensive.

Or is it?

Not every urban area will overwhelm your wallet whether you're paying rent or a mortgage. You can find hot cities both desirable and affordable if you look close enough.

But before you start hunting for landlords or lenders in your...

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Quick Quiz: Find Out If Your Rent Is Too High

(27) Comments | Posted October 3, 2014 | 7:57 PM

In a post-recession world, renting is way different.

Mortgages are tougher to obtain, more people are renting, and those who are renting are staying renters for longer periods of time.

Demand for rental housing continues to increase, and rent prices are climbing.

It's no wonder renters...

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5 Creative Storage Hacks for Small Spaces

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2014 | 5:10 PM

In a perfect world, every house would have a basement and an attic, walk-in closets and deep kitchen cabinets that stretch on forever -- but the world is an imperfect place. Some otherwise-great dwellings have narrow closets, a couple of small cabinets and no attic or basement. If you're handy...

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How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Before You Retire

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2014 | 4:23 PM

For most of your life, preparing for retirement means investing. But as the actual date approaches, you also will need to streamline your budget so your expenses will be as low as possible. If a mortgage payment is your biggest monthly expense, as it is for most people, you might...

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4 Things to Know Before Suing Your Landlord

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 1:11 PM

A bad landlord can make even the best apartment feel like a trap. If issues progress past the point where you can have a rational discussion and you stand to lose money, you might consider suing your landlord.

If you do decide to pursue legal remedy,...

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10 Things to Consider Before Making an Offer On a Home

(0) Comments | Posted March 19, 2014 | 11:03 AM

If you've narrowed down your choice of a home to one, you may be eager to make an offer and get negotiations started. If you're buying in a tight market where sellers have the upper hand, you may even feel pressured to put in an offer the moment you see...

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10 Mistakes to Avoid When Moving

(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2014 | 9:30 PM

To help your move go smoothly, we offer these 10 common pitfalls we hope you can avoid:

1. Failing to research your mover

Thoroughly check your moving company before committing to a contract. Are your movers licensed by your state's Department of Transportation? Have you examined their...

Read Post Survey: Men, Women Dig on Digs Differently

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2014 | 9:54 AM

So, you've got it bad for "the one" -- you know, the one that keeps you awake at night fantasizing about the day when you can be together.

Wait a second. We aren't talking about that one -- we're referring to a different kind of love affair: a

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