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Renter’s Insurance: When You Need It, How To Get It

Just because you don't own a home doesn't mean you don't need insurance: Renter's insurance covers your belongings in the event of a fire, disaster, or burglary.

Just because you don’t own a home doesn’t mean you don’t need insurance: Renter’s insurance covers your belongings in the event of a fire, disaster, or burglary.

Savvy House Hunting: The 3 Secrets To Finding A Home That Will Appreciate

How to buy real estate that has the best chance of appreciating.

Your house should, first and foremost, be home. But if you’re keen that your property appreciates, here are the three things to look for and three types of homes to avoid.

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

So, you want to buy a duplex? Things to know before renting out a unit in your home.

Living in a multi-family home while renting other units is a great way to build wealth, but it’s not as simple as some make it sound. Read this before you even consider buying a duplex or other multi-family unit.

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

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Go ahead, gawk at some celebrity homes for sale. It’s a guilty pleasure, but you might even learn a thing or two about the real estate market.

The 4 Things You Must Do Before You Apply for a Mortgage

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If you’re thinking about getting a mortgage, homework can pay off to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars. Your income, spending and credit all come into play — as does the type of loan you choose and how much you borrow. Here are four things you must consider before you apply for a mortgage.

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

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Experienced Realtor Sarah Davis answers common questions from people wanting to become a real estate agent. How do you break into the business? How much do Realtors earn? Is it practical to sell real estate part-time?

Before You Move, Consider This: Where You Choose to Live Has a Surprising Impact on How Rich You Feel

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Cost of living matters: a six-figure salary in San Francisco might not make up for the fact you can only buy a walk-in closet for less than half a million. Before you move to a new city, here are seven financial factors to consider.

FHA Mortgage Loans: A Good Idea For First-Time Buyers?

FHA loans are designed to low to moderate income home-buyers afford a house with more lenient credit score requirements and a low down payment. The pros and cons of using an FHA loan to buy your first house.

Building Your Dream Home Sounds Sooo Romantic, But…

Building your dream home may not be as dreamy as you thiknk.

Building your dream home is a lifelong aspiration for many, but the process itself isn’t all that dreamy. Here are six pains to the new home construction process (and herding a dozen different contractors is only the beginning).

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

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Appreciation is nice, but sometimes you just need to get rid of your house. Here’s how to sell your home to break even after factoring all potential costs.