Archive for: Real Estate & Renting

For Homeowners, Apps That Organize Everything: From The Mortgage To The Leaky Sink

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New apps for iPhone and Android help homeowners keep track of home improvement to-do lists, mortgage payments, even your kitchen’s inventory.

How To Save Money When You Move

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From finding free boxes to skimping on expensive packing materials, there are lots of ways to cut costs on everybody’s least-favorite part of a new home: moving.

With New Fees, Credit Requirements, FHA Loans Are More Expensive But Still Accessible

The approval requirements for FHA loans have changed some, but FHA mortgages are still a good way to get into your first house.

FHA loans still help home buyers with relaxed credit and down payment requirements, but costs have gone up dramatically. For many, the wait to qualify for a conventional loan is worth it.

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

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Should you use an online mortgage lender, like Quicken or Lending Tree? It can actually be a great idea — but you’ll want to know what to expect first. If you have a lot of questions, working face-to-face with a local broker can be reassuring.

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?