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So, You Wanna Buy a Duplex? 5 Things to Know About Multi-family Homes

One of the smartest ways to build wealth is by buying real estate (particularly rental properties); just ask Warren Buffett. He was recently quoted as saying he’d buy “a couple hundred thousand single family homes [as an investment]” right now if he c … [Read more...]

What Can You Get for $1 Million or More? 5 Celebrity Listings Active Now

We'll leave celebrity worship to the gossip blogs, but sometimes we can learn a thing or two from people in the public eye -- like when celebs earn tens of millions in their 20s and are bankrupt by 40. For better or worse, many celebs live large, … [Read more...]

So, You Want to Become a Real Estate Agent? You Must Read This First

If you've been considering a new career or starting a side hustle to earn extra money, perhaps you've thought about becoming a real estate agent. Being a Realtor is great if you like houses and enjoy working with people, but it's not always the … [Read more...]

Building Your Dream Home Sounds Sooo Romantic, But…

Remember that Grey’s Anatomy episode where McDreamy brings Meredith to the top of a mountain at night and uses hundreds of candles to light up the layout for their dream home that he plans on building? It was the swoon heard ‘round the world. If you … [Read more...]

How to Sell Your Home When You Might (Barely) Break Even

Home prices in 20 major cities this last summer were up 12 percent compared to the same month of the previous year, according to USA Today. That's a nice statistic, but if your home has been underwater  — in other words, you've owed more on the mo … [Read more...]

Should you use an Online Mortgage Lender? The Pros and Cons of Getting a Mortgage Online

We Americans are so busy these days we usually prefer a simplified version of everything: We’d rather text than call, and we’d rather buy Christmas gifts online than go to the mall. So it only makes sense the newest trend in mortgage lending is ful … [Read more...]

15-Year Mortgage vs 30-Year Mortgages

The home buying process is full of decisions, even before you start looking at houses. Who should your agent be? Who should your lender be? What type of loan should you get? Though figuring out the answers to so many questions can at times be … [Read more...]

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University: An Unbiased Review

Americans are up to their ears in debt. According to the Federal Reserve, the average American household has just over $15,000 in credit card debt as well as over $31,000 in student loan debt, as of September 2013. If you're one of the millions … [Read more...]

How to Pay Off Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) and Save $200 a Month

I recently paid off the private mortgage insurance (PMI) on my mortgage. For me, that’s a savings of just under $200 a month ... which is substantial. Private mortgage insurance is a monthly expense tacked onto mortgages for home purchases in wh … [Read more...]

Military Housing Programs for Servicemembers and their Families

When you’re serving your country while overseas, the last thing you want to worry about is the risk of your family getting evicted or foreclosed upon. Military families make a lot of sacrifices so we can all enjoy our freedoms. Because of this, the U … [Read more...]