How To Calculate What You Can Afford On A Home

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Whether you've already started saving for a down payment on a house, or you're just starting to toy with the idea of what it would be like to rent instead of buy, there's one question you have to answer before...
12 Steps For Making An Offer On A House

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When you make an offer on a house, in some ways, it's the first serious step toward homeownership: You're telling the seller that you're interested enough in their property to literally put your money on the...
2019 Real Estate Outlook

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Most experts predict that closed sales will decline while prices will continue to rise through and beyond 2019, but at a slower rate.
35 Things Home Inspectors Examine

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What does a home inspection involve? Standards and specifics vary from state to state, but in general, the inspector is responsible for making sure there are no glaring, obvious issues with a home that's being...
9 Types Of Mortgage Loans To Consider

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If you've never bought a home before, the sheer number of mortgage loan options can be overwhelming. What's the difference between a conventional loan and a government loan, and should you go with an...
24 Green Upgrade Ideas For Your House

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Implementing some "green" upgrades in a home you own is almost always a great investment -- first, because it can often save you money as the homeowner, and second, because more and more buyers are looking for...
33 Tips For Winterizing Your Home

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Winter is coming ... so what does that mean for homeowners? There's a lot of information out there about the best way to winterize your house for the approaching season, but the actions you take should depend...
Rising Rates – Not a Good Time to Wait

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Rising interest rates are making a big impact on the market. With additional rate increases projected, both buyers and sellers who plan to move in the near future would do well to move sooner rather than later.