Unless you know the future, buying a new home can feel like a gamble. You’re betting you’ll have the money to pay the mortgage every month for decades. You’re also betting you can afford the taxes, ... Read More about Home Ownership: Savings In The Long Run
People often defend their homes with every fiber of their being. No matter what’s happening, or how bad it gets, the homestead must be protected at all costs. I kind of understand that conviction. But ... Read More about Five Reasons to Sell Your House If You Are Facing a Money Crisis
If you are planning to sell your house in the near future you’ll naturally want to get the best price for it. You don’t have to break the bank to make this happen – here are eight inexpensive ways to ... Read More about 8 Inexpensive Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home
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I think we can generally agree that for most people, owning a home is better than renting, especially from a financial standpoint. But are there times when renting makes more sense than owning a home? ... Read More about Five Situations Where Renting Makes More Sense Than Owning a Home
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While it may have been shocking as recently as 15 or 20 years ago, the “unmarriage” trend seems to be here to stay. According to a 2009 story by Lisa Selin Davis of Time Magazine, “more than 5 million ... Read More about Buying a House Together When You’re Not Married
Whether you are building, remodeling, or just doing a few home improvements, it can help to hire a general contractor. There are those who point out that you can be your own general contractor, and ... Read More about Hiring a General Contractor – What You Need to Know Before Signing a Home-Improvement Contract
Once upon a time, it was generally assumed that homes were cheaper to rent than to buy. It varied by market, of course, but it was assumed that buying a home meant a large down payment, costly ... Read More about Renting is More Expensive Than Buying – Does That Mean You Should Buy a Home?