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How Much Are Closing Costs on a New Home Purchase?

How Much Are Closing Costs on a New Home Purchase?

Figuring out potential home closing costs can get you on the path to ample cash savings.

How to Make a Bi-Weekly Mortgage Plan Work for You

How to Make a Bi-Weekly Mortgage Plan Work for You

A bi-weekly mortgage payment plan can save you thousands of dollars in mortgage loan costs.

Pros and Cons of Buying a Home With a Pool

Pros and Cons of Buying a Home With a Pool

Buying a home with a swimming pool offers risks and rewards, and it's up to you to figure out how to balance it all out.

How to Start Saving for a Down Payment for Your Home

How to Start Saving for a Down Payment for Your Home

Saving up for a down payment is tougher than ever as home prices rise faster than wages. But buyers are meeting the challenge through old-fashioned saving while also tapping into new and creative sources of financial help.

Into Homes and Like Real Estate? Become an Agent

Into Homes and Like Real Estate? Become an Agent

Getting licensed is just the first step. Establishing yourself as a successful agent is the harder part.

Back on Track: Recovering From Bankruptcy

Back on Track: Recovering From Bankruptcy

Facing bankruptcy is an uphill climb, but there is a robust financial future to those who make it back to good financial health.

Pros and Cons of Reverse Mortgages

Pros and Cons of Reverse Mortgages

Reverse mortgages have not gone mainstream, but more and more experts like the idea, but with caveats.

Best and Worst Cities for First-Time Homebuyers

Best and Worst Cities for First-Time Homebuyers

A decade has passed since the U.S. real estate market tanked, in the immediate aftermath of the Great Recession. Now, real estate is back, but with some cities stronger than others.

There Aren't Enough Homes for Sale in the U.S.

There Aren't Enough Homes for Sale in the U.S.

With homes for sale at an all-time low, brokers are urging buyers to get creative in order to land a home.

How Does Rent-to-Own Work?

How Does Rent-to-Own Work?

Renting-to-own allows individuals to boost their credit score and apply their rental payments toward the down payment for the home. But there are also risks.