17 Steps To Buying A Home

17 Steps To Buying A Home

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Buying a home is one of those milestone life events that many of us have been dreaming about for ages -- but there's a reason why not everybody tries it as soon as they could. It's time-consuming, it can be messy, and it involves a lot of things that feel uncomfortable...

4 Tips For Financing Your First Home

4 Tips For Financing Your First Home

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First-time homeowners who aren't prepared for the financial realities can find themselves overwhelmed once they actually have those keys in hand -- and as the housing crash and Great Recession showed us in the late 2000's, the collective consequences of unprepared...

11 Tips For Buying A New Home

11 Tips For Buying A New Home

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Buying a house -- whether it's your first or fifth -- can be a bumpy process. Between the financing, the availability (or scarcity) of homes on the market in your price range that meet your needs, the offer process, the appraisal and the inspection, there's a lot that...

16 People You Need In Your Homeowner Network

16 People You Need In Your Homeowner Network

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So you're finally a homeowner -- congratulations! This is an important step in anyone's life, and it's absolutely normal to feel somewhat (or wildly) unprepared for the realities of owning a place of your own. What if there's an emergency, or what if something breaks?...

How To Throw A Great Block Party

How To Throw A Great Block Party

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Moving into a new neighborhood isn't always a walk in the park, especially if you don't know anybody there. But how do you get to know your neighbors in a new environment, one that's unfamiliar to you?

15 Things To Know Before You Buy A House With A Friend

15 Things To Know Before You Buy A House With A Friend

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When home prices continue to rise (and rise!) all over the country, some would-be homeowners are thinking about alternative paths to homeownership -- like teaming up with friends to buy a house together. This isn't a new solution, but it can feel very unusual for...

Can You Invest in Real Estate as a Millennial?

Can You Invest in Real Estate as a Millennial?

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Millennials who want to invest in real estate have it harder than many other generations. Real estate prices are at record or near-record highs in just about every major market in the country, and even though employment is good, wages still haven't kept up with the...

11 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Start Flipping Houses

11 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Start Flipping Houses

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Flipping houses can be a path to wealth if you play your cards right, but it can also result in money pits and small returns if you don't know what you're doing. To make sure that you're maximizing your investment and using your time wisely, it helps to spend some time...